Bathurst Community Diary

Wednesday, January 3

Bathurst Library has joined 11 other libraries from central and western NSW to offer members a wider range of books online by adding BorrowBox to the existing eLibrary. By collaborating, the library has thousands of titles in the collection, so everyone should find something to suit their tastes.

It only takes a few simple steps to choose an item to read or hear any time, day or night. Through this new product, the library has added a range of popular Australian authors and narrators who will delight and entertain adults and children.

The titles can be found by clicking on the library’s website and choosing an eBook or eAudiobook. For more information, visit

The library is closed for refurbishments and will reopen on Monday, January 29. Alternative pop-up library services will be available throughout the closure period.

A pop-up library at the Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum will operate until January 28 during museum opening hours. A second pop-up library, Library Van on Keppel, will operate Mondays, Tuesday and Fridays until January 23.

Coming up

The Bathurst Stamp, Coin, Collectables and Lapidary Club Inc is sponsoring and conducting lapidary workshops for adults and school students during the January school holidays at the club rooms at the Old Fire Shed in Park Street, Eglinton, beside the tennis courts.

The two workshops for school students will be held on Monday and Tuesday, January 15 and 16 and Thursday and Friday, January 18 and 19. Classes will operate from 9am to 3.30pm each day. The cost is $20, which includes $5 for junior membership of the club. Payment must be made to confirm the school students’ registration by January 10. An introductory lapidary and allied crafts workshop for adults will be held on Saturday and Sunday, January 20 and 21. Call Paul Martensz on 0427 896 945 for more information.

Bathurst NRL tickets are on sale now. The Penrith Panthers will make their annual journey to Bathurst to play the North Queensland Cowboys on May 4. Get your tickets early and save on game day prices. Visit