Bestselling author to visit Kempsey Library

Fiona McArthur

Local author Fiona McArthur will visit Kempsey Shire Library in February to speak about her new novel, Heart of the Sky.

Fiona has worked as a rural midwife for many years and is a clinical midwifery educator and a mentor to midwifery students. She has been nominated for Romantic Book of the Year with the Romance Writers of Australia and the US-based CataRomance Readers Award.

Her new book follows the life of Tess Daley who takes on a position as a Breast Care Nurse with the Royal Flying Doctor Service in Mica Ridge.

Heart of the Sky reveals the stoicism of Australia’s outback women, disadvantaged by distance to medical facilities but not immune to disease.

Fiona says the book “shines a light” on the integral role the Royal Flying Doctors Service plays in outback Australia.

Fiona will speak about the book at Kempsey Library on Thursday 23 February at 5pm. Copies of Heart of the Sky will be available to purchase on the day. Light refreshments will be provided.

For enquiries and to register, please contact the Library on 6566 3210


Storytime and Booksale

Cover of Give please a chance

Storytime is back! Join Ruth and Mary on Friday 24 February at 10:30am. This month we will be focusing on manners, with the main story being Give please a chance by Bill O’Reilly and James Patterson.

Storytime sessions are designed for children aged 3 to 6 years, and are free to attend. They include book readings, craft and music activities. There is no need to book ahead, just turn up to enjoy the fun! For all enquiries, please contact Kempsey Library on 6566 3210

The Friends of the Library Kempsey group (FOLK) will recommence its monthly book sale in the forecourt of Kempsey Library on Friday 24 February between 9:30am and 2:00pm.

Come along for a chat and a bargain - a range of books be on sale for $3 a box and DVDs for 20¢. There will be a large selection of biographies and books on woodworking, study texts on nursing and community welfare. All money raised goes towards supporting reading and literacy in the Kempsey Shire.


Celebrate 2017 NSW Seniors Festival at Kempsey Library

Seniors Festival logo

Kempsey Shire Library will be hosting four events as part of the 2017 NSW Seniors Festival celebrations.  The NSW Seniors Festival runs for 10 days from Friday 3 March to Sunday 12 March 2017.

With this year’s theme ‘Let’s do more together’, the festival promotes inclusive communities and provides an opportunity for seniors to try new things, contribute, and remain active and engaged in their local communities.

Two free technology classes, conducted by SkillsLink, will be held at Kempsey Library on Tuesday 7 March and Wednesday 8 March from 10:30am until 12:30pm.

Tuesday’s session will be on how to use a smartphone while Wednesday’s session will be on how to use an iPad. In both classes, participants will be taught how to understand what you are looking at on the screen of a smartphone or iPad, how to access basic apps and how to use the inbuilt camera. Particpants need to bring their own device.

Two free yoga classes will also be held on Thursday 9 March at Kempsey Library. Participants will be guided through a gentle, restorative and relaxing style class with teacher Michelle Van Zanen of Yoga Nidra Healing and Meditation. The sessions will be held at 10:30am until 11:30am and at 1pm until 2pm.

The library events are aimed at seniors over 60 years and Indigenous people over 50 years.

Bookings are essential. Please phone the library on 6566 3210 to secure a spot.


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