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Garth Nix celebrates Australian Reading Hour 

When

Thursday 20 September
6:30pm – 7:30pm

Where

Better Read Than Dead
265 King Street
Newtown 2042

In celebration of the Australian Reading Hour on Thursday 20 September, one of Sydney’s best-loved authors, Garth Nix is visiting the local Newtown Bookstore! Hear him talk about his books and writing, and the importance of reading. Hosted by Better Read Than Dead’s YA specialist Mischa.

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Reading Hour Evening Storytime

When

Thursday 20 September
6:00pm – 7:00pm

Where

Concord Library,
60 Flavelle St,
Concord 2137

Listen to stories, sing some songs and enjoy supper to celebrate Australian Reading Hour!

Reading Hour Lunch Time

When

Thursday 20 September
1:00pm – 2:00pm

Where

Bathurst Library,
70-78 Keppel St,
Bathurst NSW 2795

Stop what you’re doing for one hour and pick up a book and read, on your own or with your children. Take the time to learn, grow, escape and relax. Join us at Bathurst Library for a lunchtime reading hour.

What book changed your life? With special guest Michael Robotham

When

Thursday 20 September
6:30pm – 8:00pm

Where

Chatswood Library on The Concourse,
409 Victoria Ave, Chatswood

What book changed your life? You never forget the book that made you think differently, shifted your perception and whose influence remains with you. Join our special guest, best-selling author Michael Robotham, for a lively discussion on books that have changed our lives as we celebrate the Australian Reading Hour. Bookings essential. https://www.willoughby.nsw.gov.au/EventDetails.aspx?PageID=1892&eventid=5640

Michael Rubbo celebrates Australian Reading Hour

When

Thursday 20 September
6:00pm – 7:00pm

Where

Burwood Library
2 Conder St,
Burwood NSW 2134

The grandson of painter Antonio Dattilo Rubbo, art and creating has always been in Michael Rubbo’s blood. His passions led him to become a filmmaker, screenwriter, advocate and now author. In his book Travels with my Art, Michael tells the story of how his life took a new direction after making a feature film, Vincent and Me. Written with humour, warmth and great insight, Michael takes the reader along his extraordinary journey that is filled with passion for life, love and of course art.

Australian Reading Hour at Macquarie Regional Library

When

Thursday 20 September
3:30pm – 4:30pm

Where

Dubbo Library
Macquarie St &, Talbragar St,
Dubbo NSW 2830

Join local radio host Mel Heldon, along with local authors Toni Grant, Melissa Smith and Val Clark, as they chat about the books that made them fall in love with reading.

Australian Reading Hour and Book Surfing!

When

Thursday 20 September
6:00pm – 8:00pm

Where

810 Elizabeth St,
Waterloo NSW 2017

The love for reading connects BookSurfing with the Australian Reading Hour for a very special Surf.

On Thursday September 20th we will be getting together at 6pm to read for 1 hour. At the end of this hour we will have a Surf to discuss what each of us read.

Bring whatever you’re reading at the moment or, in the spirit of Australian Reading Hour, bring something on the topic of the Benefits of Reading.

Looking forward to reading with you!

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Evening Book Circle in the Sky

When

Thursday 20 September
6:30pm – 8:00pm

Where

The Japan Foundation,
Sydney, Library. Central Park Mall,
Chippendale (via lift access to Level 4)

Come find a secret, little library in the sky hidden away inside a forested mall of glass and greenery. We are packed with items all about Japanese culture (in both English and Japanese), fiction, non-fiction, manga, DVDs, music CDs and language learning resources. . Our Book Circle starts at 6:30 pm. Talk for up to 5 minutes about your favourite book and make it everyone’s next read! Don’t worry if you don’t have any books at hand. It’s your choice to speak about a book, browse or simply enjoy being part of the audience.
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Book a Reading Chair

When

Thursday 20 September
9:00am – 7:00pm

Where

Orange City Library
S147 Byng St,
Orange NSW 2800

Book yourself a reading chair and escape for an hour! To make it extra special we’ll serve you with coffee/tea and biscuits.

Curl up in the Reading Nook!

When

Thursday 20 September
2:00pm – 5:00pm

Where

Canowindra Library
70 Gaskill St,
Canowindra NSW 2804

Cosy up in Canowindra Library’s reading nook and celebrate the Reading Hour with time to escape the everyday. Coffee/tea and biscuits are on us!

Make Time to Read

When

Thursday 20 September
10:00am – 5:00pm

Where

Cowra Library
77 Darling Street,
COWRA NSW 2794

We’ve got a chair dedicated to reading. Does it have your name on it! Book the reading chair for an hour of ‘me’ time. Coffee/Tea and biscuits to refresh the body. The book will charm the soul.

Relax With A Book

When

Thursday 20 September
1:00pm – 5:30pm

Where

Forbes Library
2 Victoria Ln,
Forbes NSW 2871

Relax in the heritage surrounds of Forbes Library with a good book. We’ll provide the reading chair, cosy surrounds, book to read and a treat. You just need to spare an hour of your time.

Australian Reading Hour at Watsons Bay Library

When

Thursday 20 September
3:00pm – 4:00pm

Where

Watsons Bay Library,
8 Marine Parade,
Watsons Bay

Take some time out in the beautiful Watsons Bay Library for Australian Reading Hour and enjoy the many benefits of reading. Refreshments will be provided

Reading Hour Storytime

When

Thursday 20 September
3:30pm – 4:30pm

Where

Thornton Library,
Taylor Ave,
Thornton NSW 2322

Special family storytime featuring local author Aimee Robinson.

Teddy Bear Sleepover

When

Thursday 20 September
6:00pm – 7:00pm

Where

Rutherford Library,
13 Arthur St,
Rutherford NSW 2320

Bring your teddy for a special Reading Hour storytime

Reading Hour Storytime

When

Thursday 20 September
11:00am – 12:00pm

Where

Maitland Library,
480 High St,
Maitland NSW 2320

Special family storytime

Reading Hour Storytime

When

Thursday 20 September
3:30pm – 4:30pm

Where

East Maitland Library,
3 Garnett Rd,
East Maitland NSW 2323

Special family storytime featuring local author Graham Davidson

The Reading Hour

When

Thursday 20 September
10:00am – 11:00am

Where

Mudgee Town Hall Theatre,
64 Market St,
Mudgee NSW 2850

4 fabulous stories, 4 special guest readers (and a few songs as well). Lots of fun for our youngest customers and their parents/carers.

Reading Nook

When

Thursday 20 September
4:00pm – 5:00pm

Where

Westfield Hornsby
236 Pacific Hwy,
Hornsby NSW 2077

Settle in and hear Award-winning author Debra Tidball read a selection of wonderful picture books. Drop in for a story or two, or stay for the whole hour. In conjunction with Berkelouw Books and Westfield Hornsby

The Reading Hour

When

Thursday 20 September
10:00am – 11:00am

Where

Mudgee Town Hall Theatre,
64 Market St,
Mudgee NSW 2850

4 fabulous stories, 4 special guest readers (and a few songs as well). Lots of fun for our youngest customers and their parents/carers.

Australian Reading Hour

When

Thursday 20 September
2:00pm – 3:00pm

Where

Lake Haven Library,
Lake Haven Shopping Centre
Goobarabah Ave, Lake Haven NSW 2263

Library staff will give back-to-back reading of Morris Gleitzman’s short story “The Tortoise and the Hare” and “The House on Hill Street” by Judy Nunn.