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 2nd December 2022: Life on the Ocean Wave - Fiona Mitchell (Chair of FOBL)

(How to become an ocean racing sailor)

A poster on a Sydney ferry prompted Fiona to undertake the challenge of a lifetime, becoming a sailor racing across oceans. Fiona will talk about life on board a spartan 70 foot racing yacht, from wind holes in the tropics, the misery of the North Sea to the highlights of sailing into New York and to a hero’s welcome in London.

Date: Friday 2nd December 2022
Time: 7.00pm for 7.30pm
Location: Balmain Town Hall - Small Meeting Room
Cost incl. light supper and wine
Members: $15.00                      Buy Tickets
Non-Members: $20.00          Buy Tickets