Cessnock and Kurri Kurri Libraries host author talks as part of Library and Information Week

Greg Powell
Greg Powell

Cessnock City Libraries will host free talks by two great authors next week during Library and Information Week.

Hunter author Greg Powell will speak at Cessnock Library on Thursday, May 24 at 5.30pm.

Powell will give a talk about his book Bushranger Tracks, which includes the bushrangers of the Hunter, their hangouts and notorious misdemeanours.

Australian music journalist and biographer Jeff Apter will appear at Kurri Kurri Library, also on Thursday, May 24 at 5.30pm.

Apter will discuss his new book High Voltage:the life of Angus Young – AC/DC’s last man standing.

Cessnock mayor Bob Pynsent said there is nothing quite like an author visit to give locals an unforgettable experience.

“Our libraries are places where you can have rich and diverse cultural encounters on topics as diverse as local history to rock and roll history,” Cr Pynsent said.

Jeff Apter

Jeff Apter

Library and Information Week provides the community with the opportunity to learn and celebrate the role libraries play in our community, work and personal life.

Cr Pynsent said our libraries provide a welcoming and central hub for our residents.

“Libraries are vibrant creative spaces where the community can meet, connect, access information and explore new technology,” he said.

“They are also places to keep and share our history, stories and culture as well as providing unique learning and recreational experiences.”

Other activities to be held at Cessnock Library next week include:

Kurri Kurri Library will also take part in National Simultaneous Storytime on Wednesday, and will host the Discover your eLibrary session on Friday, May 25 from 2pm to 3.30pm.

Book your place for any of these events by calling Cessnock Library on 4993 4399 or Kurri Kurri Library on 4937 1638.