Calling all Crime Buffs

Calling all crime buffs

Lisa Jewell in conversation with Suzanne Leal at Lithgow Library – Wednesday 21 July at 6pm

Lithgow Library will join the online conversation hosted by BAD Sydney Crime Writers Festival highlighting Lisa Jewell’s new novel “The night she disappeared”.

Come along and join in the conversation.  For more information and to make a booking contact the library on 6352 9100.

School holiday fun at the Libraries

Hey kids!  Looking for something cool to do in the school holidays? 

The libraries at Lithgow, Portland and Wallerawang have lots of FREE activities for kids of all ages during the school holidays. Check out our calendar of events.  No bookings necessary.

Suitable for ages 6 and up. Children under 10 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

27 June – 10 July 2021

 

School holiday fun – Learn to knit or crochet

Hey kids!  Looking for something new to do in the school holidays? 

Why not learn knitting or crochet?

The friendly knitting group who meet in the Lithgow Library on Thursday mornings between 10am and 12pm will show you how to get started, read a pattern and begin the steps to create your very own wool project.

If you have a project in mind bring along the materials, otherwise items will be available for loan.

The library has great knitting and crochet books to borrow as well as a large collection of online magazines, all free to borrow with your library card.

Suitable for ages 8 and up.

1 & 8 July 2021

10am – 12pm

 

School holiday fun – Daily Lego building challenge

Hey kids!  Looking for something cool to do in the school holidays? 

Every day during the school holidays we will have a daily Lego challenge. 

The Lego will be available at the front of the library and you are welcome to drop in and build anytime between 10am and 12pm. 

Some of the fun challenges to look out for will be; Build a Monster, Build a Bridge, Build a Tree.  Bring your friends and challenge each other to a Lego Masters competition.

Suitable for ages 6 and up. Children under 10 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

27 June – 10 July 2021

10am – 12pm

School holiday fun – Make a hot air balloon, Part 1

Hey kids!  It’s time to get messy and do some papier mache.

Part 1 of this fun holiday activity is to create a hot air balloon shape using glue and torn newspaper stuck to a party balloon.

We will complete the activity in week 2.

Please wear old clothes and prepare to be messy. 

Suitable for ages 8 and up.

29 June 2021

10am – 11am

School holiday fun – Make a hot air balloon, Part 2

Hey kids!  It’s time to get messy with paint.

Part 2 of this messy activity to create a hot air balloon we started last week involves assembling our balloon and decorating with paint and coloured paper.

Please wear old clothes and prepare to be messy. 

Suitable for ages 8 and up.

6 July 2021

10am – 11am

School holiday fun – Ozobots

Hey kids!  Looking for something cool to do in the school holidays? 

Ozobots are small programmable robots that you can control with coloured pens.

Come along to the Lithgow Library on Thursday 8 July between 10am and 11am join in the fun.

Sharon will show you how to program the Ozobot and make it follow crazy patterns.

Suitable for ages 6 and up.

8 July 2021

10am – 12pm

School holiday fun – Learn to sew

Hey kids big and small! 

Sewing is fun and there are so many things you can make once you have some basic skills.

Come along to the Wallerawang and Portland libraries on Wednesday mornings to start creating a useful or fun item using the basic sewing skills.

Suitable for ages 8 and up.

30 June and 7 July 2021

10.30am

School holiday fun – STEM activities

Hey kids!  Looking for something cool to do at Wallerawang Library in the school holidays? 

Robert will be running fun STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) activities on Wednesday afternoons from 2pm.

Use your STEM skills to build, engineer and create your way through problems.

Suitable for ages 8 and up.

30 June and 7 July 2021

2pm

Give me some Space at Story Time!

Imagine astronauts reading stories from space to children & families in an exciting event that combines literature with science! 

ALIA along with Scholastic, the Australian Space Agency, Story Time From Space and the Office of the Chief Scientist invites you to join an intergalactic Storytime experience. The National Simultaneous Storytime 2021 book will be read by astronaut Dr Shannon Walker on the International Space Station.  

Lithgow Library is thrilled to be participating in this special event with a space themed Storytime in the library, on Wednesday 19 May 2021, at 10.30am. At 11am Lithgow, Portland and Wallerawang libraries will join in the National event with Dr Walker reading the NSS book “Give Me Some Space” by Philip Bunting.

National Simultaneous Storytime (NSS) is held annually by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA). Every year a picture book, written and illustrated by an Australian author and illustrator, is read simultaneously in libraries, schools, pre-schools, childcare centres, family homes, bookshops and many other places around the country. 

In its 21st year NSS has truly gone out of this world to celebrate and Lithgow Library is very excited to be part of this outstanding event. Storytime is free and is held every Wednesday at 10.30am in Lithgow Library and every Tuesday at 10.30am at Wallerawang Library.

No bookings are required for National Simultaneous Storytime on Wednesday 19 May 2021 starting at 10.30am in Lithgow and at 11am at Portland and Wallerawang.  For more information contact Lithgow Library on 6352 9100 or go to the library webpage www.library.lithgow.com