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Meet Children’s Book Author Remy Lai As Part Of The Orange City Library School Vacation Program | Daily Central West


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One Library One Book – Kids is back at Orange City Library and over the holidays and this year’s book is Pawcasso by Remy Lai. The graphic novel is about friendship and belonging, featuring the cutest dog in the world. Author Remy Lai writes and draws for children and she is also the author and illustrator of the critically acclaimed Pie in the Sky, Fly on the Wall. She was born in Indonesia, raised in Singapore and currently lives in Brisbane, where she is often found exploring the bush with her two dogs, Poop Roller and Bossy Boots. She graduated in fine arts. Sometimes she eats ice cream for breakfast. On Monday, January 10, children aged six and over can meet the author online between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. for Remy Lai + Pet Portraits. Children can meet Ms. Lai via a video link where they can learn how she writes her books, where she finds ideas and how she tells stories visually with illustrations and graphics. By following the video link on the big screen at the Orange Municipal Library, Cecilie Knowles from Orange Regional Gallery will present a workshop on animal portraits. She will teach the participants tips and tricks to make their animal drawings perfect. Children should bring a photo of their pet or create an imaginary pet the same day. Please reserve a spot online through eventbrite.com or our events page www.cwl.nsw.gov.au or call the library on 6393 8132. A holiday LEGO club will also be held at the library from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Mondays. January 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday January 18. The LEGO Club is also for kids ages 6 and up and there are lots of LEGOs and new building ideas. Participants can build from one of the LEGO books or choose a challenge card to start. Once your creation is complete, it can appear in a stop-motion animation. Kids ages 10 and up can explore the world of tech, robotics, coding, and fun at Tech Toys in the Library. The activity will take place between 10 a.m. and noon on Tuesday January 11. As part of the activity, kids can join the Minecraft local network and work together to create and navigate digital landscapes. They can also try out a wide selection of programmable toys – Spheros, Code Bugs, MaKey MaKeys and more. Children eight and over will learn a bit of science in the kitchen on Wednesday January 12 and Monday January 17. Participants will be able to try out squidgey, stretchy, fluffy and cool science experiments, with delicious results. Kids ages eight and up can create their own graphics and experience the magic of visual storytelling. Animation and cartoon legends Toonworld come to Orange for a special one-day drawing event, in a Toonworld graphic novel workshop. The workshop will take place on Thursday, January 13 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Inspired by One Library, One Book – Kids featuring Pawcasso, the library offers children the chance to tell one of their stories using pictures and words in a graphic novel style. Holidays can’t last forever, but attendees can prepare for the new school year with a unique, handmade piece in the Sew Much Fun Workshop. Learn the basics of hand and machine sewing and create a pencil case and coin purse with an embroidered patch. Get creative with the choice of colors, fabrics, and embellishments, then start the school supply inventory with a few freebies the library will provide you with. This activity is for children aged 10 and over. It will take place on Wednesday January 19 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Call all knights, elven warriors and jedi, visit the library and get ready for the next adventure in the cardboard armor challenge. Participants will use cardboard, cutting tools, and hot glue to craft unique pieces of armor that they can take home. This activity is for children eight years and older. Because of the tools involved in this activity, parents and guardians must make a thoughtful decision about their child’s ability to participate safely. The workshop will take place on Thursday January 20 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Celebrate a summer of reading at the Orange City Library Wrap Party on Friday, January 21 from 1 p.m. Children aged six and over who have done any of the following activities this summer: read a good book, listen to an audiobook, participate in One Library, One Book – KIDS, research and discover something, play with a pet, watched a tree or splashed in water are invited to join in the fun. There will be popcorn, a quiz, and lots of fun waiting at the library. Our journalists work hard to provide local and up-to-date news to the community. Here’s how you can continue to access our trusted content: