Temporary Change to Lithgow Library Opening Hours

Library opening hours from Tuesday 29 June 2021 to Friday 9 July 2021 will be 9:00am to 5:00pm.

Regular opening hours of 9:00am to 6:00pm will resume on Monday 12 July 2021, pending any further public health orders.

The Library will still be open on Saturday 3 and 10 July from 9:00am to 12:00 noon.

Please take this opportunity to utilise our online services Library staff will be available and contactable by phone for assistance.

For more information please contact Lithgow Library on 6352 9100.

Author Talk by Craig Reucassel

 

Lithgow Library Learning Centre will be participating in an online collaborative author talk presenting Craig Reucassel to discuss “Fight for Planet A”.

Craig Reucassel is an Australian writer, comedian and broadcaster who is best known for his work with The Chaser and for going through your bins on The War on Waste. Craig and a group of friends founded The Chaser newspaper, which led to a number of ABC TV Chaser programs, as well as Craig’s work in TV he has also worked on Triple J radio.

Most Australian’s accept that climate change is real, however many don’t know what to do about it. Craig Reucassel shows that it isn’t as scary as we think, and we can make a difference to help protect the world for the future generations.

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 Monday 16 November 2020 at 6.30 pm to 7.30 pm.

To book for this event and receive your link and passcode click on the Eventbrite link provided below.

 

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/craig-reucassell-presents-fight-for-planet-a-tickets-125405847265

 

This event is collaboration between NSW Public Libraries.

Bookings are required for this free event. For more information contact the library on 6352 9100.

History: What is it Good for?

To explore the question of “History: What is it good for?” Lithgow  Library is hosting an online guest speaker event during History Week  from 5 – 13 September 2020 on the importance of historic maps. A series of posters developed by the Council’s Strategic Planning will also be on display at the Library.

The posters highlight how critical the history of our community is to our local identity, our inclusive community and our economic wellbeing. They will be on display in the front window of the library and available online on the Library’s webpage https://library.lithgow.com/

This year’s special guest is Brian Fox, well known as one of the ‘Bushexplorers’ involved in the exploration, research and publication of an extensive series of bush walking guides that include well researched history of the areas covered.

A retired cartographer, Brian will talk to us about the importance of historic maps, help us to understand what maps are ‘out there’ and how to interpret and get the best out of them in the way of historical information. This will be an interactive online event discussing questions such as ‘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?

Please join us online for this Zoom Event at 11:00am on Thursday 10 September, 2020. To book this event and receive your link and passcode go to the Lithgow Library Website Events Online Author Talk.

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/history-what-is-it-good-for-registration-119033702007

This event celebrates and increases community awareness of the cultural diversity and rich history and heritage of the Lithgow LGA.

History Week is the annual, state-wide celebration of history organised by the History Council of New South Wales. 

Author Talk by Belinda Alexandra

 

Lithgow Library Learning Centre will be participating in an online collaborative author talk presenting Belinda Alexandra’s new novel Mystery Women.

Belinda Alexandra has published eight best-selling historical romances to international critical acclaim. Join her as she discusses her new novel “The Mystery Woman”.

Set in 1950’s Australia, The Mystery Woman explores the scandal, secrets and betrayal that simmer below the virtuous facade of Shipwreck Bay. Expect the unexpected as Belinda takes her novel in a new direction.

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 9 September 2020 from 6.30 pm to 7.30 pm.

To book for this event and receive your link and passcode go to the Lithgow Library Website http://library.lithgow.com/events/online-author-talk-belinda-alexandra/

‘This event is collaboration between NSW Public Libraries”.

Bookings are required for this free event. For more information contact the Library on 6352 9100.

 

Looking to Retrain, Upskill, or Learn Something New? Ask About Lynda.com at Your Local Library!

Lithgow Library Learning Centre is excited to be able to provide its members with free access to lynda.com – our new online learning platform that provides our community with the flexibility of an online learning environment.

Lynda.com is an online educational platform offering video courses from industry experts on topics including web design, software development, photography, business skills, project management, 3D and animation, graphic design, music and video editing and more.

Lithgow City Council Library members have free and unlimited access to the entire Lynda.com library. Sign in at home or at one of our libraries with your library card number and pin for instant access to a vast library of high quality, current, and engaging video tutorials.

To access lynda.com follow the links on the library webpage at www.library.lithgow.com and discover our e-Library.

You will need to be a current member of the library to use this free resource.  For more information on lynda.com contact the library on 63529100.

 

Library Opening Hours Extended

Lithgow City Council is pleased to announce that in line with the relaxation of Covid 19 restrictions, the opening hours of Portland and Wallerawang Branch Libraries will be increased from Tuesday 23 June 2020.

From Tuesday 23 June 2020 Portland and Wallerawang branch libraries will be open each Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10:00am to 1:00pm and from 2:00 pm to 5:00pm and each Friday from 2:00pm to 5:00pm.

The branch libraries will not be open on Saturday mornings until further Covid 19 relaxations are announced. 

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 metre distance between yourself and others while queuing at the desk or browsing the aisles
  • minimising 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.
  • recording your details at the entry point

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

 

 

Library Services Update

Lithgow Library Learning Centre is pleased to announce the partial re-opening of its services from Monday 1 June in line with the NSW Government’s relaxation of social gathering regulations.

Lithgow Library will be open from 10:00 am to 1:00pm and from 2:00 – 5:00pm Monday to Friday with restricted services available in relation to:

  • Lending services.
  • PC usage – time limits apply
  • Copy services – no cash or change will be available
  • Local Studies services and children’s literacy programs will not be available
  • Toilets will be closed

The number of people allowed entry at any one time will be restricted.

Portland & Wallerawang Libraries will be open each Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm with similar restrictions in place.

All libraries will be closed each Saturday.

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 sanitizer 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 shelves
  • minimizing risk by visiting the library by yourself wherever possible
  • planning ahead and searching the online library catalogue to check the availability of your items
  • staying at home if you don’t feel well at home
  • recording your details at the entry point

Lithgow City Council hopes that the range of services available at the library will increase as NSW Government restrictions ease.

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

Library Services Update

Lithgow Library Learning Centre has been actively working to support the community through the Covid-19 service closure. The Library Team has improved access to library resources, and overall long-term service delivery.

The community can now join online and use their on-line membership number to access the e-resources immediately. This means enjoying our; free streaming service Beamafilm, ebook platform RBdigital, providing ebooks, eaudios, emagazines & it’s even a great time to learn a new language with Transparent Language.

Our story time is now available online every Wednesday through Facebook https://www.facebook.com/LithgowLibraryandMuseum

Books & Bites – Book Club has moved to its new online format to learn more about this head to the library’s web page https://library.lithgow.com/online-book-club/

For our history buffs our library team is actively working on multiple local studies projects including cataloguing hundreds of Lithgow Mercury Library photographs, which can be view through our library’s online catalogue.

Although our doors are temporality closed, our library team is still available for assistance and your information request which can be emailed to Lithgow.library@lithgow.nsw.gov.au or phone the library on 6352 9100

 

Books & Bites Moves Online

Lithgow Library Learning Centre has moved the “Books & Bites Book Club” to a new virtual format using the Zoom App to connect and engage with Books & Bites Book Club members.

Book Club meetings will be held monthly on the last Wednesday of the month at 3.30 pm. Our first book for discussion is; “The Cottage at Rosella Cove, by Sandie Docker”. The Title is available through RBdigital in both e-book & eAudios formats.

For more information and to join in on the fun go to library.lithgow.com/online-book-club/ and we will see you on the 27 May 2020 at 3.30pm.

Covid 19 Response

Lithgow City Council’s priority is the health of our staff, and the health of our community, and we are focused on continuing to safely deliver essential services to the community.

Council takes advice on all public health matters from the State and Federal health departments and will update its response should the situation further evolve.

Council will implement the actions listed below effective from cob 17 March 2020.

  • Customer Service: the community is requested to contact Council by email or telephone. In person service at the Lithgow Customer Service Centre will be limited to urgent / essential enquiries from Wednesday 18 March 2020 for a four week period.
  • The following services will be closed for visitation from Wednesday 18 March 2020 for a four week period:
    • All libraries
    • JM Robson Aquatic Centre
    • Eskbank House Museum
    • Lithgow Visitor Information Centre.
  • The Lithgow Mobile Bushfire Recovery Service at Lithgow Library on Thursday afternoons has been cancelled. Council related bushfire recovery queries can be directed to Customer Service. A decision on future mobile recovery services will be made after a four week period.
  • Lithglow 2020 has been cancelled.
  • Essential services will continue to be maintained including:
    • Urgent road maintenance
    • Water & sewer services
    • Domestic Waste collection and Lithgow Waste Management Facility
    • Dealing with dangerous dogs.
  • Cleaning services – Council will program Exeloos to clean more often.
  • Customers who are meeting Council staff in person are requested to advise staff if they have been overseas, been in contact with anyone with cold / flu symptoms, had cold/flu symptoms themselves or been in contact with anyone with a confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19.
  • Information on Council’s response to COVID-19 will be kept up-to-date on Council’s website.