FOBL hosts regular speaker events with a wide range of renowned authors, journalists, actors, academics and local identities.
The funds raised are utilised both to enhance the library’s services and to enrich its book collection.

We gather in the Balmain Town Hall Small Meeting room. A light supper is served after each event and audience questions.
FOBL greatly appreciates the time generously given by our speakers to entertain and enlighten us as well as supporting our fund raising efforts.


Friday 26th November 2021: Jonica Newby

BEYOND CLIMATE GRIEF:  A journey of love, snow, fire and an enchanted beer can.

Dr Jonica Newby is a well known and much loved science reporter, author, speaker, TV presenter and director. You may well know her for her work on the ABC science programme, Catalyst, a programme on which she has worked for the last two decades.

"Beyond Climate Grief" is her exploration of navigating the emotional turmoil that the ever present threat of climate change creates in people the world over. Jonica's insights provide guidance which is practical, psychological and based on scientific evidence. And it could not be more timely, with the upcoming COP26 conference in Glasgow where world leaders will be negotiating how they will respond to the climate crisis.

We are sure this will be a fascinating talk. Please book early as tickets are strictly limited due to COVID regulations.

Date: Friday 26th November 2021
Time: 7pm for 7.30pm
Location: Balmain Town Hall (Upstairs)
Cost (incl. a light supper)
Members: $15.00                 
Non-Members: $20.00