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Activities, events & programs sponsored by the Friends of the Library
The Friends of the Wollongong City Libraries
A Literary Lunch with Patrick Kennedy 


Growing up alongside Long Bay Gaol with parents who worked inside its walls as prison nurses has given author, Patrick Kennedy, a unique insight into Australia's hardest prison. 
Weaving together more than a century of crime and history, Patrick explores the fascinating story of this notorious prison as well as the lives and crimes of some of its infamous inmates. The book brings to life characters from the underworld like crime boss, Tilly Devine, escapee, Russell "Mad Dog" Max and corrupt MP, Rex Jackson.
Wednesday 31 October 2018

11.30am for 12 noon

Level 9 Council Building, Burelli St., Wollongong
$25 for members and $30 for non-members
Note: A limit of FOUR tickets per sale.
Tickets available from 17 October from: Cashier’s office, Wollongong Council Building and District Libraries at Corrimal, Thirroul and Dapto


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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