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​ ​Dr James Best

Sam's Best Shot - book cover
 Warrawong Library Tickets
Thirroul Library Tickets
 In 2015 Dr James Best, a GP who specialises in autism, took his 14-year-old autistic son, Sam, backpacking around Africa for 6 months in an endeavour to improve Sam's life skills. In 2017 the tale of their adventure was told in Dr Best's book, 'Sam's Best Shot', which was featured on the ABC's 'Australian Story'.
Find out why they did it, how the trip went and what happened to Sam.
Light refreshments will be served.
Thursday 22 November
Warrawong Library
Level 1, 67-71 King Street
10 - 11.30am
Thirroul Library
352-358 Lawrence Hargrave Drive 
2 - 3.30am





​ ​S.M. Matthews


Eventually, Silence Must Be Broken…
Join Australian author Steve Matthews as he discusses The Skinny Girl. This raw and powerful novel explores the topic of domestic violence, the ways attitudes, values and culture contribute to abuse, and the path to change.
With over 25 years’ association with the Homicide Victims Support Group, Matthews has found that there are stories of silence surrounding domestic violence and emotional abuse that need to be told. Matthews is donating all proceeds from The Skinny Girl, in perpetuity, to the Homicide Victims Support Group and other organisations involved in similar work. Copies will be on sale for $30 each.
Friday 7 December 
11am - 12pm
Wollongong Library
41 Burelli Street



​ ​Matthew Reilly

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






For more information please contact your local libary:
Corrimal Library (02) 4227 8179
Dapto Library (02) 4227 8555
Helensburgh Library (02) 4294 2185
Thirroul Library (02) 4227 8191
Unanderra Library (02) 4271 1217
Warrawong Library (02) 4227 8133
Wollongong Library (02) 4227 7414


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