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


A Literary Lunch with Sally Hepworth

Sally Hepworth has lived around the world, spending extended periods in Singapore, the U.K and Canada, where she worked in Event Management and Human Resources. While on maternity leave, Sally finally fulfilled a lifelong dream to write.

Thursday 1 March 
11.30am for 12noon
at Level 9 Council Building, Burelli Street., Wollongong

$25 Members - $30 Non-members

Note: A limit of four tickets per sale
Tickets available from 15th February from: Cashier's office, Wollongong Council Building and District Libraries at Corrimal, Thirroul and Dapto.​



Sally Hepworth - The Family Next Door book coverAbout The Family Next Door

 One day in February during an unprecedented Melbourne heatwave, someone new arrives. Isabelle is single and childless, when everyone else in married with kids. She is renting, when everyone else owns. Isabelle's job is mysteriously vague. Strangest of all, Isabelle is very curios about her neighbours. Too curious, some might say.
It soon becomes clear that Isabelle's choice of neighbourhood was no accident and that her presence ight bring even more secrets to light... 


For enquiries about this event please contact Helen Woodward at








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, fund raising, 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


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.
​Social/Educational ​Fundraising for special projects ​Practical help for the library and its customers
- Author visits
- Book launches
- Visits to cultural institutions
- Literary lunches and dinners
- Promotion of children's and youth reading
- Special interest evenings
Holding social/education events
- 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


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