CARBON8 FARMER PACKS
In collaboration with Carbon8, Farmer Packs containing two books, an organic worm kit and postcard will be available at all library branches and Neighbourhood Central soon for collection by local farmers. This initiative is designed to educate Aussie farmers on regenerative agriculture and support them in the transition to help rebuild carbon levels in the soil. The Carbon8 Campfire Film Festival are free weekly online films about regenerative agriculture, Friday nights from 7pm https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/carbon8-camp-fire-film-festival-tickets-121486311829
The Yield by Tara June Winch
Winner of the 2020 Miles Franklin Literary Award, this profoundly moving story is told in three voices: August who has returned from the other side of the world to family and country; the Wiradjuri dictionary entries of her grandfather, Albert Gondiwindi; and, the letters of a 19th Century Rev Greenleaf. Winch acknowledges contributions from Geoff Anderson, Parkes Wiradjuri Language Group and Parkes Aboriginal Education & Consultative Group.
ARE YOU INTERESTED IN LOCAL AND FAMILY HISTORY?
Did you know the library has many resources to assist you with local and family history, where you can research on your own or consult with an expert to learn about the past! The Local and Family History Room is open Monday – Friday from 9.30am – 11.30am or book an appointment on 6861 2309. Free access to the Ancestry Website is available on the public computers at the Parkes Library. History Parkes is an online resource sharing some of the Shire’s quirky, serious, fun and factual information at www.historyparkes.org