Macquarie Regional Library, Wellington Branch

Library and Information Week May 22-28 is the time to celebrate Libraries and Wellington Branch has something for everyone, starting with a basic Email training session between 11-12 on May 23 plus Tech Help will be available all day for anyone needing help downloading ebooks, emagazines or learning how to use family history databases. Morning tea will be provided.

Every year a picture book, written and illustrated by an Australian is read simultaneously across the country, the aim is to promote the value and fun of books, and the value of reading and literacy to children. This year National Simultaneous Storytime is on May 24 starting at 11am with a special guest reading this year’s book. Bring your little ones and their friends for some stories, rhymes and craft.

On Friday between 11-12 we celebrate history, with a Looking into the Past workshop, a lesson on how to access past issues of the Wellington Times on Trove and how to use the microfilm to view newspaper articles. With historical copies of the Wellington Times available all day. Morning tea will be provided. All sessions are free and for bookings or more information please phone 68 452156.

What’s New Storyland. Set on the banks of Lake Illawarra and spanning four centuries, Storyland tells the stories of five different people, weaving together a compelling narrative. In 1796 Will Martin, a young cabin boy, goes on a daring voyage of discovery with Matthew Flinders and George Bass. In 1822 a desperate ex-convict, Hawker, commits an act of terrible brutality, and in 1900 Lola is running a dairy farm with her half brother and sister. In 1998 Bel goes on a rafting adventure with her friends and is unexpectedly caught up in violent events, and in 2033 Nada sees her world start to terrifyingly collapse. Intriguingly they are all connected.

Library: Monday to Friday 10-5pm, Saturday 9.30-12noon. Visit www.mrl.nsw.gov.au

Join the Fun: Storyland tells the stories of five different people, weaving together a compelling narrative.

Join the Fun: Storyland tells the stories of five different people, weaving together a compelling narrative.

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