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Activities, events & programs sponsored by the Friends of the Library
The Friends of Wollongong City Library Presents
Matthew Reilly in Conversation with Mark Matthews

Join the Friends of Wollongong City Library for lunch with Matthew Reilly.
Matthew Reilly will be joined by ABC Illawarra's Mark Matthews for an engaging and revealing conversation.
Since self-publishing his first book in 1996, the Australian writer has become the international bestselling author of the Scarecrow and Jack West Jr series. In Reilly's latest book, 'The Three Secret Cities', Jack West Jr makes his long-awaited return.
Dean Swift Books will have books for sale at the event.
13 December 2018
11.30am for 12pm
Villa D'oro
39-41 Flinders Street, Wollongong
$50 for members
$60 for non-members
Cash bar available
 Tickets on sale Monday 19 November at Corrimal, Thirroul and Dapto Libraries, Wollongong City Council cashier's office


Book online via Eventbrite


For more information please contact Helen Woodward on 

(02) 4225 9223




Aims of the Friends:

To foster an interest in books

To serve as a link betweent 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 

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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