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Activities, events & programs sponsored by the Friends of the Library

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Literary Lunch with Lauren Chater

Join The Friends for a literary lunch with Lauren Chater as she discusses The Lace Weaver, a breathtaking debut about love and war, and a battle to save a precious legacy.
1941, Estonia.  Stalin’s brutal army crushes everything in its path. Fiercely partisan, Katartina battles to protect her grandmother’s legacy while in Moscow, Lydia is yearning for freedom and to discover her mother’s Baltic heritage. Katarina, Lydia and two idealistic soldiers find themselves in a fight for life, liberty and love.
Lauren Chater was discovered at bestselling author Fiona McIntosh’s Commercial Fiction Masterclass in 2015, having won a scholarship to attend. She also won the Historical Novel Society Australia’s First Pitch Award in 2015.
Friday 18th October, 2019
11.30am for 12 noon
Level 9 Council Building, Burelli St., Wollongong
$25 members $30 non-members
Tickets available from 2-16 October at Wollongong Council cashier and Corrimal, Dapto and Thirroul Libraries.
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For enquiries about this event and any special dietary requirements please contact Carolyn Law


Aims of the Friends:
  • To foster an interest in books
  • To serve as a link between the library and the community
  • To promote an appreciation and awareness of the library's services and its collections
  • To sponsor special community events and literary activities designed to stimulate community interest in reading and awareness of the role of the library in the community
  • To provide support for the library and its collections through practical assistance, for example, fundraising, the encouragement of gifts, sponsorships and endorsements
  • To advocate and make representations for improvements in funding arrangements for public library services
  • To foster links with organisations with similar interests and objectives

Constitution of the Friends of the Wollongong City Library

Our Program
There are three main areas of the Friends of the Library program to suit a variety of interests and levels of involvement. These are conducted at various venues, including the Branch libraries.
  • Author visits
  • Book launches
  • Visits to cultural institutions
  • Literary lunches and dinners
  • Promotion of children's and youth reading
  • Special interest evenings
  • Fundraising for special projects
  • Holding social/education events
  • Practical help for the library and its customers 
  • Assisting with library surveys
  • Assisting at library special events
  • Promoting the pleasures of reading
Membership Information
Fees: Individual $15, Family $25, Concession $12 (senior/pensioner/full-time student/unemployed) 
Our membership year covers the period from 1 July through to 30 June the following year.  Payments made after 1 March will cover the following membership year.
Fees can be paid to the Cashier, Wollongong City Council, Burelli St, Wollongong or at any branch of the Library
Contact Us
Mail to: Friends of the Wollongong City Library
All Enquiries: President
Phone: (02) 4271 5292
Mail: PO Box 922, WOLLONGONG EAST, 2500 
Email: ​





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