Liverpool City Library is offering a broad range of events this month, from a lecture on Australian WWII aviation, a talk by a home-grown champion swimmer about her fascinating life journey and international success, to a poetry exhibition featuring the talents of local Liverpool students.
Liverpool City Mayor Ned Mannoun is encouraging residents to come along to at least one of these fantastic community events.
“Aviation and military buffs will enjoy the talk by Dr Michael Molkentin about Australia‟s aviation wartime exploits, and sports fans will be inspired by the story of home-grown star
Cindy-Lu Fitzpatrick and her incredible achievements,” he said
“Plus, don‟t forget to check out the work of our budding young poets at the Red Room Poetry
Object exhibition, which is on until February.”
Red Room Poetry Object Exhibition
Liverpool Heritage Library (at Liverpool City Library)
25 November 2014 – 20 February 2015
Red Room Poetry Object is a free national poetry-writing competition for students in Years 3-10. Created by The Red Room Company, the project invites students and their teachers to submit poems about objects that are special to them. The Poetry Object exhibition will feature the creative works produced by Liverpool students in workshops with Australian poets and artists held at the Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre.
Talk by Dr Michael Molkentin: Australia and the War in the Air (part of the ANZAC Centenary Commemorations)
Liverpool City Library
Saturday, November 15, 2-3.30pm; Bookings essential.
Dr Michael Molkentin is a historian, teacher and battlefield guide, whose research focuses on the wartime histories of Australia with an emphasis on aviation and air power. His latest book, titled Australia and the War in the Air, forms part of Volume 1 of Oxford University Press Centenary History of Australia and the Great War series.
Spotlight on Liverpool Lives talk: Cindy-Lu Fitzpatrick OAM
Liverpool City Library
Wednesday, December 3 from 1pm
On the International Day of People with a Disability, Liverpool-born champion swimmer, Cindy-Lu Fitzpatrick, will present a talk on her life journey. Cindy-Lu claimed national titles in the 100 and 200 metres breaststroke in the 1980s and represented Australia at two Commonwealth Games and two Pan Pacific Games, despite profound deafness. In 1985 she was awarded the Order of Australia medal for her contribution to sport and people with disabilities.
For more information about these upcoming events at Liverpool City Library, please visit http://mylibrary.liverpool.nsw.gov.au. Alternatively, please phone the branches or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also find the library on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LiverpoolCityLibrary.