Library & Information Week

Published on 14 May 2018

Library & Information Week 2018

Federation Council is celebrating Library and Information Week a week early, with a roadshow around the council area with author and comedian, Oliver Phommavahn.

Oliver is a renowned children’s author, comedian and primary school teacher who has published a number of books including ‘Con-nerd’, ‘Punchlines’ and ‘The Other Christy’.

Visiting local schools, Oliver will be running a series of engaging workshops designed to excite children about writing stories and having fun with words. 

Combining humour and learning, Oliver will cover topics such as developing ideas, writing stories and entertaining narratives, writing jokes and what’s involved in being an author.

Library and Information Week, which is held from 21-27 May, provides an opportunity to promote the important role that libraries and information services play in research and education.

A free writing workshop will also be held at the Corowa Library on Thursday 17 May from 3:30pm – 4:30pm for children aged 8-12 years. Local children are being encouraged to attend the workshop to join in the fun and be inspired about writing stories and becoming an author. 

The series of workshops this week provides the perfect lead up to this year’s Festival of Fun for Kids, which has a story telling and storybook theme. The community event is on this Sunday from 1pm – 5pm at the Corowa Race Course and offers a range of exciting activities and entertainment for families.

Learn more about the upcoming writing workshop and Festival of Fun for Kids