Look Who's Talking at Maitland Library
I am excited to once again see the stellar line up that Maitland Library has in store for our community this year with the Look Who’s Talking program being recently released. Each year I’m astounded by the calibre of people the library attracts to the program and it continues to go from strength to strength.
One of the best aspects of the program is its diversity of themes, meaning that there is bound to be something for people of all ages and interest groups. I’m especially proud that Council is supporting local authors through the program and this year is even hosting a local authors showcase in April, putting the spotlight on Maitland’s vibrant and active writing scene.
Following on from the success of live streaming events from last year’s program, it’s great to see that this use of smart technology will again link regional centres such as Maitland with events in Sydney. This will include the Sydney Writer’s Festival and the All About Women Festival, providing access to these events for people who would ordinarily not have the time or means to make it to Sydney.
There are a mix of paid and free events on the program and events are spread across the city. Even free events often require booking, so make sure you register early, with the first event kicking off on Thursday 21 February being Incorrigible Optimist: A Polictical Career featuring former Hawke-Keating Cabinet Minister Gareth Evans.
Check the program out for yourself by picking up a copy from one of Council’s branch libraries or go online at maitlandlibrary.com.au
REMEMBER TO HAVE YOUR SAY
There are two important engagements running via Council’s Maitland Your Say at the moment. The first is inviting your ideas and feedback on the future of Maitland Gaol and the second is seeking input for consultants who have been engaged to develop a Central Maitland Parking Study. I encourage all interested community members to go to maitlandyoursay.com.au to fill in the surveys and provide your input.