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Don’t forget – Mini Book Sale at Blaxland Library this weekend! Bargains galore!


Aboriginal ANZAC WWI Diggers from the Blue Mountains and Windsor areas


A vibrant and interesting exhibition is running in Springwood Library on Aboriginal ANZAC WWI diggers from the Blue Mountains and Windsor areas.


A joint project between the Mountains Outreach Community Service, BM People for Reconciliation and ANTaR, the exhibition focuses on the WWI service of the descendants of Maria (daughter of Darug elder, Yarramundi) and Robert Lock (convict). The project received funding from the Department of Veterans’ Affairs ANZAC Centenary Local Grants Program.

The exhibition consists of photographs and short biographies of 11 members of the wider Lock(e) family.  Come and learn more about this prominent Blue Mountains family.

Can you can solve the mystery of the identity of the soldier turning heads on Katoomba Street, Katoomba in one of the photographs?


The exhibition is on at Springwood Library from 23rd November to 2nd December before moving to Hawkesbury Library, Windsor.

A date for your diary – Mini Book Sale at Blaxland Library


International Games Day

Katoomba Library

Saturday 19 November 2016

10am to 4pm


Games enthusiasts of all ages are invited to a day of board game fun when Katoomba Library joins over a thousand libraries around the world for the ninth annual celebration of board games in libraries – International Games Day @ Your Library.

Like so many other libraries across the country and around the world, Blue Mountains Library will offer a special event suitable for the whole family and is proud to partner with the fabulous Katoomba games shop, Afternoonified, to present a variety of new and different board games and to offer tuition in how to play.

There will be over 40 games of strategy, fun and thrills to choose from and tuition in how to play. Try your hand at Ticket to Ride, a cross-country train adventure connecting cities in various countries around the world, or Catan, where you find yourself in the era of discoveries, your ship has finally reached the coast of an uncharted island but you are not the only discoverer and the race to settle the island has begun!

There will be Small World, Machi Koro, Carcassonne, Colt Express, Dixit and more so be prepared to go on a journey of learning and discovery like no other and don’t forget to experience the giant chess set too!

Bring the family, a friend or just come and join in – this is a FREE event for all ages and games will be for sale too, in case you just have to know how it all ends!  No need to book.

International Games Day @ your library is an international initiative supported by the Australian Library and Information Association.


Don’t forget – Books to Die For, bookings going fast!


Books to Die For


Blue Mountains Library is taking a forensic look at the world of crime writing with a whole morning dedicated to exploring the many intriguing facets of this genre with some of Australia’s best-selling and award-winning authors.

Join us as we go deep inside the eclectic world of crime  as we hear from Dr Rachel Franks on the history of crime writing and the shady, fictional world of the Private Investigator. Meet well-known Australian crime and thriller novelists including Jaye Ford, the award-winning author of Beyond Fear, the highest selling debut crime novel in Australian in 2011, whose four further thrillers have been published in nine languages, and Candice Fox, multiple Ned Kelly award-winning author, who has just-released a much-anticipated collaboration, Never Never, with the best-selling crime novelist, James Patterson. Action-thriller expert, Chris Allen, will introduce us to the high-speed adventures of his Intrepid series. And, finally, take a tour of work from Peter Doyle – also a Ned Kelly award winning crime novelist – based on research into Sydney’s forensic Photography Archive at the Justice and Police Museum by Associate Professor Peter Doyle.

Tickets are just $15, include morning tea and are available from any Library branch or online, CLICK HERE.

Put the date in your diary – SATURDAY 22 OCTOBER AT SPRINGWOOD LIBRARY, 10am to 1pm

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