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

A Literary Lunch with David Dyer


David Dyer - portrait

David Dyer grew up in NSW, graduating from Warilla High School in 1984. He trained as a ship's officer at the Australian Maritime College and also has a degree in Arts and Law. One of his obsessions is the Titanic.

The Midnight Watch by David Dyer book cover
Based on true events The Midnight Watch is at once a heart-stopping mystery and deeply knowing novel about the frailty of men, the strength of women, the capriciousness of fate and the price of loyalty.


Wednesday 23 May
11.30am for 12 noon start
Level 9 Council Building, Burelli Street, Wollongong


$25 for members and $30 for non members
note: a limit of four tickets per sale
Tickets available from May 3rd from Cashier office, Wollongong Council Building and at Corrimal, Dapto and Thirroul District Libraries
For enquiries about this event please contact Celia Owen on (02) 4225 9223 or


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.


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 
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