Author Talk by Mary Li

Lithgow Library Learning Centre will be participating in an online collaborative author talk presenting Mary Li to discuss her memoir, “Mary’s Story”.

Join us for the highly anticipated memoir of the Australian ballerina Mary Li and the long-awaited sequel to her husband Li Cunxin’s bestselling memoir, Mao’s Last Dancer.

Mary Li (nee McKendry) is an international ballet star. Mary became a household name when her husband Li Cunxin published his bestselling memoir, Mao’s Last Dancer, however the book only told half the story. At the height of an international career Mary seemingly disappeared from view. Now after almost twenty years we will discover a remarkable tale.

NSW Public libraries are pleased to present a series of online author events. This event is presented in conversation with Therese Scott. The event is facilitated through Zoom, and will take place online on Thursday 10 December 2020 at 6.30pm.

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

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/mary-li-presents-tickets-123285001759

‘This event is collaboration between NSW Public Libraries’, presented by Mosman Library.

Bookings are required for this free event. For more information contact the library on 63529100.

Author Talk by General Sir Peter Cosgrove

Lithgow Library Learning Centre will be participating in an online collaborative author talk presenting General Sir Peter Cosgrove to discuss his memoir, “You Shouldn’t Have Joined…”

General Sir Peter Cosgrove is one of Australia’s most significant public figures and this November he will discuss his extraordinarily full and eventful life with our community.

Cosgrove was there as two Prime Ministers were removed by their own party. He was there through disasters both natural and man-made, such as the destruction of MH17. He was there for world leaders, and for ordinary Australians. This book is the story of his life and experiences, written with intelligence, forthrightness, compassion, and a brilliant eye for a telling anecdote.

You Shouldn’t Have Joined… (an expression much used during his days as a solider) is the story of Cosgrove’s life. It is also the story of those who have shared it with him.

NSW Public libraries are pleased to present a series of online author events. This event is presented in conversation with Richard Glover, author of “Love, Clancy; Dog’s Letters Home”, and introduce by Christine Brennan. The event is facilitated through Zoom, at will take place online on Monday 30 November 2020 at 7pm.

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

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/sir-peter-cosgrove-in-conversation-tickets-122642489989

This event is a collaboration between NSW Public Libraries and presented by Randwick City Library.

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

Book Club Titles Now Available Online

Lithgow Library Learning Center, through the digital platform RBdigital, now provides book club titles for simultaneous download meaning you can have that title anytime, anywhere.

If you are a member of a book club, why not try our eBooks for your next read. Some of the titles available are; “Leaving Time”, by Jodi Picoult, “Red Lead”, by Roland Perry, “Bush School”, by Peter O’Brien and “The Last Lighthouse Keeper”, by John Cooks just to mention a few.

To access our digital platform you will need a library card and you can join online through our online catalogue https://lithgow.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/MSGTRN/WPAC/HOME or come in and see the friendly team and we will get you started.

Author Talk by Lauren Chater

Lithgow Library Learning Centre will be participating in an online collaborative author talk, presenting Lauren Chater’s Gulliver’s Wife, facilitated by Meg Kenneally, author of The Wreck.

Lauren Chater is the author of the bestselling historical novel The Lace Weaver and the baking compendium Well Read Cookies: Beautiful biscuits inspired by great literature. She is currently working on her third novel The Winter Dress, inspired by a real 17th century gown found off the Dutch coast in 2014.

Gulliver’s Wife; One woman’s journey to the edge of love and loyalty, is set in London 1702. When Mary Burton Gulliver is informed that her husband is lost at sea, Mary is forced to rebuild her life without him as a midwife and herbalist. Then he is returned, fevered and communicating only in riddles. Now her world is turned upside down.

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 Thursday 12 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/lauren-chater-presents-gullivers-wife-tickets-123125921947

‘This event is collaboration between NSW Public Libraries”, Lauren Chater will be in conversation with Meg Kenneally.

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

Author Talk by Garth Nix

Lithgow Library Learning Centre will be participating in an online collaborative author talk presenting Garth Nix’s new novel, “The Left-handed Booksellers of London”.

Garth Nix has been a full-time writer since 2001, but has also worked as a literary agent, book editor, book publicist and has undertaken many other interesting professions.  Garth Nix has sold more than five millions copies of his books worldwide, and titles have appeared on bestseller lists of The New York Times, Publishers Weekly and USA Today.

The Left-handed Booksellers of London  is a new fantasy adventure set in 1980’s London and follows one girl’s quest to find her father, leading her to a secret society of magical fighting booksellers who police the mythical old world when it disastrously intrudes into the modern world.

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 Tuesday 3 November 2020 between 6.30 pm and 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/garth-nix-presents-the-left-handed-booksellers-of-london-tickets-121319625265

‘This event is in collaboration between NSW Public Libraries”, and presented by Yasmin Greenhalgh, from Stanton Library.

Bookings are required for this free event. For more information contact the library on 63529100.

 

Lithgow Library Temporary Closure

Lithgow Library will be closed on Wednesday 23 September and Thursday 24 September 2020 while urgent internal building repairs are undertaken.

The Library Branch will re-open on Friday 25 September 2020 at 10:00am.

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

Council apologises for any inconvenience. For more information please contact Lithgow Library on 6352 9100.

 

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

 

Chris Hammer

Lithgow Library Learning Centre will be participating in an online collaborative author talk presenting Chris Hammer’s new novel, “Trust”.

Chris Hammer is a leading Australian crime fiction novelist who has written the international bestsellers Scrublands and Silver. Before turning to fiction, Chris was a journalist for more than thirty years. He reported from more than 30 countries for SBS TV.

Martin Scarsden’s new life seems perfect, right up until the moment it’s shattered by a voicemail: a single scream, abruptly cut off, from his partner Mandalay Blonde. So starts a twisting tale of intrigue and danger in Chris Hammer’s new novel “Trust”.

NSW Public libraries are pleased to present a series of online author events. This event is being facilitated through Zoom, at will take place online on Wednesday 14 October 2020 from 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/chris-hammer-presents-trust-tickets-119778987175

‘This event is collaboration between NSW Public Libraries”, and presented by Jenn Martin, hosted by the City of Sydney.
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