Singleton Speaker Series

Next date: Thursday, 23 May 2024 | 06:00 AM to Tuesday, 31 December 2024 | 11:59 PM

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Singleton Speaker Series

Singleton Library celebrates 20 years in our current building on September 24. The Singleton Speaker Series is a yearlong celebration featuring renowned authors and speakers who will enlighten and entertain as we celebrate two decades of knowledge, community, and the joy of reading.


The Devil's Kitchen with Candice Fox

Thursday 11 April | 5.30-7pm
Singleton Public Library

Join us as best-selling Australian author Candice Fox speaks at Singleton Civic Centre about her newly released book Devil’s Kitchen.

Turning to the firehouses of New York, Candice’s latest offering explores what happens when a city’s heroes become its boldest criminals.

Candice’s books will be available for signing and purchase after the talk.

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The Last Charge of the Australian Light Horse with Peter FitzSimons

Wednesday 24 April | 5.30-7pm
Singleton Civic Centre

From the bestselling author of Kokoda and Gallipoli, the extraordinary story of the Australian Light Horse, their defining World War I battle: the iconic cavalry charge at Beersheba in October 1917, and the brave men who built the legend.

The Last Charge of the Australian Light Horse traces the hard path of the Light Horse from the bleakest of starts – being deprived of their horses and fighting at Gallipoli in the tragic Battle of the Nek – to triumph and glory in the desert. Revealing the feats of the Australians who built the legend, it is a brilliantly told tale of courage, resilience and derring-do from Australia’s favourite storyteller.

Peter's books will be available for purchase and signing after the talk.

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Return to the Hunter with Scott Bevan

Thursday 9 May | 5.30-7pm
Singleton Public Library

A decade after a journey in a kayak led to the acclaimed book, The Hunter, writer and journalist, Scott Bevan, returned to the river a decade on to paddle it again.

Return to the Hunter sees the original story back in print but also takes the reader on a new adventure.

In conjunction with Singleton Public Library’s 20th birthday celebrations and the National Trust’s Heritage Festival, come along and hear Scott speak on his latest book followed by a Q&A session. His books will also be available for purchase and signing.

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The Glass House with Graeme Simsion + Anne Buist

Sunday 26 May | 3-5:30pm
Singleton Public Library

Join Graeme and Anne as hey discuss their newest book The Glass House.
Graeme’s Rosie Project series has sold over six million copies in forty languages and won ABIA book of the year. Anne’s five crime novels have been published in Australia and overseas, and their first joint effort, Two Steps Forward, a story of walking and renewal, was an international bestseller, sold to fourteen countries with movie rights optioned in the US.
Their latest novel is The Glass House, set in an acute psychiatric ward: your favourite medical drama with a psych twist.
They’ll talk about their books, writing as a couple and their mission to visit every bookshop in Australia. And (almost) anything you want to ask them.
Books will be available for sale and signing.

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Psykhe with Kate Forsyth

Thursday 30 May | 5.30-7pm
Singleton Youth Venue

Join award-winning author, poet and storyteller, Kate Forsyth as she discusses her latest book!
Kate Forsyth gives voice, power and agency to Psykhe telling this much loved myth from the perspective of the woman at its centre.
The story of Psykhe and Eros has been told for more than two and a half thousand years. Kate Forsyth infuses it with new vigour as a life-affirming celebration of female strength, sexual desire, and empowerment.
Kate Forsyth has a Doctorate of Creative Arts in fairy tale studies, and is also an accredited master storyteller with the Australian Guild of Storytellers.
Kate’s books will be available for purchase and signing following the talk.

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Sound Healing

Wednesday 5 June | 5.30-6.30pm
Singleton Public Library

Join us for a soul cleansing sound healing workshop.
Using learned skills and intuitive guidance, Kristy weaves together a unique experience to release trapped emotions, uncover new ways of being and to leave you feeling restored and back into your natural state of well-being and alignment.
Kristy is a natural health advocate and holistic remedial therapist, focusing on people's individual healing journey to bring mind, body and spirit into alignment.
The workshop is proudly funded by the NSW Government.

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Introduction to Chakras

Wednesday 12 June | 5.30-6.30pm
Singleton Public Library

Introduction to chakras is a fascinating journey into the ancient wisdom of the body's energy centers, offering insights into how they influence our physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being, and empowering individuals with tools for self-awareness, healing, and personal transformation.
Using learned skills and intuitive guidance, Kristy weaves together a unique experience to release trapped emotions, uncover new ways of being and to leave you feeling restored and back into your natural state of well-being and alignment.
Kristy is a natural health advocate and holistic remedial therapist, focusing on people's individual healing journey to bring mind, body and spirit into alignment.
The talk is proudly funded by the NSW Government.

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Crystals for Everyday Life

Wednesday 19 June | 5.30-6.30pm
Singleton Public Library

This talk provides practical insights into harnessing the power of crystals in daily routines, offering guidance on selecting, cleansing, and using crystals to enhance well-being, promote positivity, and invite balance into various aspects of life, from health and relationships to creativity and spiritual growth.
Using learned skills and intuitive guidance, Kristy weaves together a unique experience to release trapped emotions, uncover new ways of being and to leave you feeling restored and back into your natural state of well-being and alignment.
Kristy is a natural health advocate and holistic remedial therapist, focusing on people's individual healing journey to bring mind, body and spirit into alignment.
The talk is proudly funded by the NSW Government.
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Among the Grey Gums with Paula Beavan

Thursday 27 June | 5.30-7pm
Singleton Public Library

Join award winning local Hunter author Paula Beavan as she discusses her latest book!
1842, Hunter Valley - a woman finds herself caught up in a murder investigation in order to save her brother from the hangman’s noose. A rollicking and entertaining historical mystery, filled with adventure and romance from the author of Daughter of the Hunter Valley.
Bushrangers, corruption and cover-ups, it’s a perilous journey to the truth...
An avid reader from childhood, Paula Beavan grew up on a small property in the Hunter Valley, riding horses, mustering cattle and listening to the tales of local farriers, cattlemen and farmers.
Paula’s books will be available for purchase.

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Aromatherapy for Everday Life

Wednesday 3 July | 5.30-6.30pm
Singleton Public Library

This talk offers accessible guidance on integrating essential oils into daily routines, exploring their diverse therapeutic benefits for physical, emotional, and mental well-being, and providing practical tips for selecting, blending, and safely incorporating aromatherapy into everyday rituals to enhance relaxation, mood, focus, and overall quality of life.
Using learned skills and intuitive guidance, Kristy weaves together a unique experience to release trapped emotions, uncover new ways of being and to leave you feeling restored and back into your natural state of well-being and alignment.
Kristy is a natural health advocate and holistic remedial therapist, focusing on people's individual healing journey to bring mind, body and spirit into alignment.
The course is proudly funded by the NSW Government.

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When

  • Monday, 01 January 2024 | 12:00 AM - Tuesday, 31 December 2024 | 11:59 PM
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