Macquarie Regional Library Dubbo branch successfully hosted its first in-person Author Talk segment on Tuesday following a long-winded COVID-19 hiatus.
Dubbo's Regional Library coordinator Melissa Tong said they were pleased to be able to have hosted the talk in the library once again.
"We have held many online author events in 2020 and whilst online events provided a way for the library to connect our readers with authors and the library, the experience can't compare to attending a live event," she said.
Mrs Tong said 26 people attended the first talk which was split into three different sessions and featured Adam Courtenay who spoke about his book The Ghost and the Bounty Hunter.
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"Considering this was the first in-branch event we were quite happy with numbers," she said.
Mrs Tong said the library was much more than a place of books.
"The library provides a place for people to connect with others, or just be around other people," she said.
"Library events and programming provides the community and library members opportunity to connect socially, a safe space to share and discuss ideas, to learn, to read more widely and to meet interesting people."
Although they are still working on a confirmed date for the 2021 calendar, it is more than safe to say residents can expect the next author talk segment in coming months.
"We are still confirming the event calendar for 2021 however the events will include local author Michael Bennett with his book Pathfinders: A history of Aboriginal Trackers in NSW in March."
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