The Friends of Wollongong City Library Present
A Literary Lunch with John Purcell
While still in his twenties, John Purcell opened a second-hand bookshop in Mosman where he sat for ten years reading, ranting and writing.
Join The Friends to hear John speak about his latest novel, The Girl on the Page, a story about two women, two great betrayals and one path to redemption.
'In The Girl on the Page, John Purcell triumphs with a scalpel in one hand and his heart in the other. It is a gripping, dark comedy of a novel which eviscerates the cynicism of contemporary publishing while uttering a cri du coeur for what is happening to writers and readers this century. Through this dark comedy - I squealed with laughter, page after page - flash questions about cultural life that Purcell asks but leaves us to ponder.' Blanche d'Alpuget
Friday 26 April
11.30am for 12noon
Level 9 Wollongong City Council
41 Burelli Street
$25 for Friends members
$30 for non-members
Note: A limit of four tickets per sale
Tickets available from 12 April at Wollongong Council cashier's desk and Corrimal, Dapto and Thirroul Libraries.
For more information please contact Helen Woodward
p. (02) 4225 9223
Recognising that Wollongong City Libraries are 'more than just books', The Friends present this orchestral concert to celebrate over 70 years of library services to the community of Wollongong.
Many great films have been based on popular books. From those films, the Sydney Orchestra, under the direction of Dr Steve Watson, will present music from their soundtracks.
This concert will build on the first 'Book to Baton' with a program that includes music from Pirates of the Caribbean, Dr Zhivago, West Side Story, Somewhere in Time, Wonder Woman, E.T, The Magnificent Seven, and much more.
Sunday 16 June
Burelli Street Wollongong
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
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
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
Mail to: Friends of the Wollongong City Library
All Enquiries: President
Phone: (02) 4271 5292
Mail: PO Box 922, WOLLONGONG EAST, 2500
WOLLONGONG CITY COUNCIL
Wollongong City Council, 41 Burelli Street,
Wollongong NSW 2500 ▪ Postal:
Locked Bag 8821
Wollongong DC NSW 2500
(02) 4227 7111 ▪ Fax:
(02) 4227 7277 ▪ Email:
63 139 525 939 – GST Registered