Online Author Talks Coming Soon…

Lithgow Library Learning Centre in collaboration with NSW Public Libraries will be delivering an impressive line-up of popular author talks in an online format.

Chris Hammer’s crime series has captured the interest of many readers. If you want to get on board before we go live in conversation with Chris on the 14th October 2020, these titles are available; Scrublands, Silver and you can reserve a copy of “Trust”, today.

Coming soon for fantasy readers we will be in conversation with Garth Nix, as he discusses “The Left-handed Booksellers of London”. Lauren Chater, will also discuss, “Gulliver’s Wife” and Mary Li will be available to tell the other side of the story to “Mao’s Last Dancer.”

For more information, check the Lithgow Library webpage and Facebook page.

Bookings are required for this free event.

For more information contact the library on 63529100.

 

CONTACT:
Sharon Tollard
Library Coordinator                                                                                             
Tel: 02 6352 9100                                                                                       
Fax: 02 6351 4364

 

Author Talk by Monica McInerney

Lithgow Library Learning Centre will be participating in an online collaborative author talk presenting Monica McInerney’s new novel, “The Godmothers”.

Monica McInerney is an Australian-born author of 10 best-sellers including; The Trip of a Lifetime, Hello from the Gillespies and The House of Memories. Monica is published internationally and has titles translated into more than 12 languages. Her articles and short stories have appeared in newspapers, magazines and anthologies in Australia, the UK and Ireland.

Eliza Miller grew up in Australia as the only daughter of a troubled young mother, but with the constant support of two watchful godmothers, Olivia and Maxie. Despite her tricky childhood, she always felt loved and secure. Until, just before her eighteenth birthday, a tragic event changed her life. Now Eliza Miller will reassess what it means to be part of a family.

NSW Public libraries are pleased to present a series of online author events. This event is being facilitated through Zoom, and will take place online on Wednesday 30 September 2020 at 6.30 pm to 7.30 pm.

Bookings are required for this free event. To book and receive your link and passcode go to the Lithgow Library Events Website https://library.lithgow.com/

‘This event is a collaboration between NSW Public Libraries”.

For more information contact the library on 63529100.

 

CONTACT:

Sharon Tollard
Library Coordinator                                                                                             
Tel: 02 6352 9100                                                                                       
Fax: 02 6351 4364

Old Maps – What secrets do they reveal? Where did my family come from? What land did they occupy?

Did you know that there are four names on local maps that include ‘Clwydd’. Where are they on the map?

Your first reaction as a local would be the familiar Vale of Clwydd running from Chifley Road to under Mt York but by looking at old maps you can see that there are four different places on the local area maps that include Clwydd in its place name. Vale of Clwydd we are familiar with today, ‘Clwydd Valley’, the Village of Clwydd and the Parish of Clwydd. Which one is the right one for your research question?

Join us for an online discussion with Brian Fox speaking on ‘Who said old maps are not important? What secrets do they reveal? Researching a local place, city, town, suburb, obscure locality? Also covered will be those family history research questions – where did my family come from? What land did they occupy?

Online History Guest Speaker Event: 11 am on Thursday 10 September 2020 The importance of Maps for Historical Research.

Bookings: via Eventbrite on the library webpage. This is a History Week [Online] 2020 event – History: What is it good for?

 

Parish of Clwydd 1897 - Detail showing Browns Swamp

Parish of Clwydd 1897 – Detail showing Browns Swamp

Parish of Lett 1897 - Detail showing Vale of Clwydd and Village of Clwydd

Parish of Lett 1897 – Detail showing Vale of Clwydd and Village of Clwydd

Parish Lett 1890 detail Bowens Hollow Bowenfels Clwydd circled

Parish Lett 1890 detail Bowens Hollow Bowenfels Clwydd circled

 

Parish of Clwydd 1897, Parish of Lett 1890, 1897 – Lands Registry Cancelled Maps https://hlrv.nswlrs.com.au/

 

 

 

The mystery woman by Belinda Alexandra

In a small town, everyone is watching …

Secrets, scandal and betrayal in 1950s small town Australia: the stunning new novel from bestseller Belinda Alexandra.

She had thought Shipwreck Bay was simply a remote town where people were bored senseless with their little lives. Now she saw its virtuous facade hid something darker, more sinister.

Rebecca Wood takes the role as postmistress in a sleepy seaside town, desperate for anonymity after a scandal in Sydney. But she is confronted almost at once by a disturbing discovery – her predecessor committed suicide.

To add to her worries, her hopes for a quiet life are soon threatened by the attentions of the dashing local doctor, the unsettling presence of a violent whaling captain and a corrupt shire secretary, as well as the watchful eyes of the town’s gossips. Yet in spite of herself she is drawn to the enigmatic resident of the house on the clifftop, rumoured to have been a Nazi spy.

Against the backdrop of the turbulent sea, Rebecca is soon caught up in the dangerous mysteries that lie behind Shipwreck Bay’s respectable net curtains.

Available soon at the Lithgow Library Learning Centre and Portland and Wallerawang branch libraries.

Reserve a copy today….you won’t be disappointed!

 

 

 

 

Library Services

Lithgow, Portland & Wallerawang Libraries have increased visitation & duration of the visits and services available in line with NSW Health guidelines.

Lithgow Library has slightly increased visitation to 20 persons at any one time to enjoy 1 hour of access to PCs or to simply browse the collection and enjoy selecting from our many new titles. Our JP Service will be available by appointment on Tuesday’s within library opening hours.

Portland & Wallerawang Libraries visitation is 10 persons at any one time and 1 hour of access to PCs or browse the collection and enjoy the new titles available.

The health and safety of our customers and staff is our priority. We are asking for your support to fully comply with the NSW Health guidelines to protect everyone who visits our library service by:

  • using the hand sanitiser available at the library entrance
  • entering and exiting the library with respect for others
  • maintaining a 1.5 meter distance between yourself and others while queuing at the desk or browsing the aisles
  • minimizing risk by visiting the library by yourself
  • planning ahead eg searching the online library catalogue to check the availability of your items
  • staying at home if you are not feeling well.

 

Lithgow, Wallerawang & Portland libraries will continue to be closed on Saturday mornings until further Covid 19 relaxations are announced. 

Our library team is available for assistance and to meet your information request which can be emailed to Lithgow.library@lithgow.nsw.gov.au or phone the library on 6352 9100

 

CONTACT:
Sharon Tollard
Library Coordinator                                                                                             
Tel: 02 6352 9100                                                                                       
Fax: 02 6351 4364

Listen Up!! at Lithgow Library Learning Centre

Have you heard a good book recently?

For the month of March, your local Library will be showcasing its extensive collection of audio (talking) books.

Did you know that Lithgow, Portland and Wallerawang libraries not only have audio books on CD, but also an exciting e-audio platform – RBdigital? Come into your local library and learn how to sign up.

Audio books are fantastic when you are travelling, doing craft or gardening. Listen to a story while you work or just relax and enjoy.

Catch up on all those stories you don’t have time to read!!

 

CONTACT:

Sharon Tollard
Library Coordinator                                                                                              
Tel: 02 6352 9100                                                                                       
Fax: 02 6351 4364

Author Talk by Anne Hutchison at Lithgow Library

Anne Hutchison’s first book –The Gift of Adoption shares a powerful journey through parenthood, the challenges and triumphs of raising adopted foreign children, and the remarkable lessons that truly unveil the beating heart of a loving family.

Anne Hutchison is a retired science teacher who started her professional life as a medical scientist working at hospitals in Sydney’s northern suburbs. In her late twenties, she went back to University to follow a passionate calling to become a teacher. She taught Science in the western suburbs of Sydney before taking up a position at a large independent school where she taught for thirty years.

The Gift of Adoption tells her story with fresh light into the adopting and parenting process, hoping to guide others along in their own dreams of raising children in need. Anne and Alan’s adoption experience was everything they hoped for, but the journey was rarely what they expected. Travel along with them to discover how they leaned on their strength and care for each other to build enduring bonds of love and trust with their children, overcoming tremendous odds to form a family that ultimately belonged together.

 

The author talk will take place at Lithgow Library Learning Centre, 157 Main Street Lithgow on Friday 13 March 2020. Join Anne for a discussion and morning tea at 10.45am. No bookings are required for this free event. For more information contact the Library on 63529100.

 

CONTACT:
Sharon Tollard
Library Coordinator                                                                                             
Tel: 02 6352 9100                                                                                       
Fax: 02 6351 4364

Natural Curiosity – Art Exhibition at Lithgow Library

An art exhibition titled Natural Curiosity featuring the artworks of Elaine Butler and Shannon Pennell will be held at Lithgow Library during December.

Elaine Butler is an Irish/Australian visual artist, mural artist, author and illustrator from Wallerawang. For over 25 years, as a mobile arts educator through her company Fun Time Art, she has offered a variety of artistic educational programmes designed to be a unique, inspiring and a creative learning experience for everyone young or old. Through the Natural Curiosity exhibition, Elaine shares some illustrations from her children’s book series “The Curious Adventures of Parker the Dog”.

Emerging Australian Artist and Curtin School of Design and Art graduate (BFA), Shannon has years of experience in most painting and sculptural techniques. Working from her home in country NSW, Shannon’s works often explore interactions with nature, the rural Australian landscape and personal growth. In Natural Curiosity, Shannon shares her “Spring” series.

Natural Curiosity will be held at the Lithgow Library Learning Centre from the 2 to 24 December 2019. For more information on exhibiting at the Lithgow Library contact the library on 6352 9100.

 

CONTACT:

Sharon Tollard

Library Coordinator                                                                                             
Tel: 02 6352 9100                                                                                       
Fax: 02 6351 4364

Learn over 100 Languages Free at Your Library

Lithgow Library Learning Centre is thrilled to be able to provide its members with access to a free online tool for learning a foreign language.

Transparent Language Online provides library members with access to over 100 languages. It can be accessed from a personal computer or you can learn on the go via an iOS or Android app.  Library members can learn to listen, speak, read and write a new language or for those new to English it provides beginner English for speakers of more than 25 languages.

The program also features Kidspeak – specially designed for kids of all ages to make learning a second language easy by combining animations with over 40 engaging, interactive activities, puzzles and songs, three levels of difficulty plus printable activities and learning exercises.

To access Transparent Language Online follow the links on the library webpage at www.library.lithgow.com.  You will need to be a current member of the library to use this free resource.  For more information on Transparent Language Online contact the library on 63529100.

 

CONTACT:

Sharon Tollard
Library Coordinator                                                                                              
Tel: 02 6352 9100                                                                                       
Fax: 02 6351 4364

Men’s Health Talk at Lithgow Library for Movember

Lithgow Library will be hosting an information morning on Friday 29 November 2019 to recognize Movember, an important event on the calendar that highlights men’s health and aims to stop men from dying young.

Dr John Dearin will give an informative talk on men’s health, with tips on staying healthy and issues to look out for. Jacque Seliscar from Lithgow’s Hometown Cafe will be talking about issues that men face and Jack from The Toughgrind Barbers will be in attendance to shave our volunteers who have been growing their moustaches and beards during November.

There will also be free information handouts on various aspects of men’s health and morning tea will be provided. No bookings are required for this free event which will be held at 10am on Friday 29 November at Lithgow Library Learning Centre, 157 Main Street Lithgow.  For more information contact the library on 6352 9100.

 

CONTACT:

Sharon Tollard

Library Coordinator                                                                                             
Tel: 02 6352 9100                                                                                       
Fax: 02 6351 4364