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Author talks and guest speakers




​ ​Colin Dray

Local author Colin Dray will be talking about his first novel Sign. This captivating novel, full of strength and quiet courage, portrays the struggle to overcome silence.

Sign ​is about Sam, a young boy recovering from an operation that has left him unable to speak. Voiceless, Sam can only watch helplessly as a family road trip becomes a smoke-filled nightmare.
Light refreshments will be served.
Monday 8 October
2pm - 3pm

Warrawong Library
Level 1, 67-71 King Street 



​ ​Stephen Green


How do we make judgements about what is true? We are surrounded by people with different opinions and it is not clear and obvious how we should engage with them in order to reach the “truth” or to most closely approximate it. Stephen Green’s new book; ‘The Coherent Past’, presents a practical framework or set of guidelines for making such judgements and demonstrates its applications.

Light refreshments will be served.

The book will be available for purchase (cash only).

Tuesday 30 October
5pm - 6pm

Helensburgh Library
57 Walker Street


​ ​Patrick Kennedy


For more information or to book, see the  Friends of the Library page.

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
11.30 for 12noon

Level 9, Wollongong Council Building
41 Burelli Street



​ ​Emily Madden

Join us for a morning with Emily Madden as she discusses her new novel The Lost Pearl, a sweeping family saga of long lost love and a family secret that spans generations.
In Honolulu, sixteen year old Catherine McGarrie, daughter of a US Navy Rear Admiral falls in love with naval officer Charlie, a man her parents would never approve of. But the bombing of Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941 changes their lives forever. Seventy-five years later, Catherine reveals to her granddaughter, Kit the tale of a long-lost treasure. Can Kit uncover the secret and reunite her family? Or will the truth tear them apart?
Light refreshments will be served.
Wednesday 14 November
11am - 1pm

Corrimal Library
15 Short Street


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