Something for Everyone at Wollondilly Library this Spring

Something for Everyone at Wollondilly Library this Spring

Posted on: 28.08.2019

The Wollondilly Library in Picton will host a range of inspiring and educational events for residents during September and October this year.

Library Services Team Leader Gail Dunn said, “We are excited to offer this great line up of activities to the community and encourage people to come and enjoy some amazing cultural experiences without having to travel to the city.”

“Not only do we have a traditional author talk, we have live streamed concerts, a podcasting workshop and a family show – there is really something for everyone,” she said.

Avid readers are invited to the free author talk by Kate Forsyth on Thursday 19 September at 4pm in the library’s View Room. Kate wrote her first novel at the age of seven and since then has sold more than a million copies of her books around the world.

Kate’s latest novel, The Blue Rose demonstrates through details of the women's march on Versailles through to China's refusal to trade with Britain except on their own terms, that the events of our past still resonate with current times. The book reveals the continued importance of fighting to change the world for the better.

As a special treat for Wollondilly music lovers, the library will be live streaming two free performances by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.

On Wednesday 18 September at 6.30pm in the View Room you will be able to enjoy the Sydney Symphony and conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy perform Elgar’s Cello Concerto, as well as Vaughan Williams’ magical Tallis Fantasia.

The musical forecast is also looking good for Thursday 10 October at 6.30pm, with a live streamed program alternating between Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons and Piazzolla’s The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires.

Younger members of the community will be treated to a fun family show on Saturday 14 September at 10.45am.  

‘You’ll Never Guess Where I Hid the Cheese’ is an entertaining performance by Choo Choo Troupe with admission only $5 per person.

Those interested in a more modern form of communication may be keen to attend a podcasting workshop on Friday 11 October from 12.30pm to 2.30pm.

‘Foundations of Podcasting’ will explore how to refine your story idea, what equipment you will need, as well as interviewing tips and recording techniques.

Facilitator Nicole Curby is an audio producer and oral historian who has produced documentary features for the ABC and a weekly current affairs podcast in Indonesia.

She has recorded oral history interviews for the National Library of Australia collection and contributed to museum exhibitions, books and documentaries.

The cost for the podcasting workshop is $10 per person and is aimed at those 16 years and over.

Bookings for all these events can be made at www.library.wollondilly.nsw.gov.au/bookings or call the Library on (02) 4677 8300.