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.


Thursday 28th February 2019 - Nadia Wheatley  - Her Mother's Daughter

As a child, Nadia Wheatley had a sense of the great divide between her parents, who had met and married while working in Germany on the front line of the Cold War. Growing up in 1950s Australia, Nadia became a player in their deadly contest. More than just a memoir, Her Mother’s Daughter is also a social history, told through the lives of a mother and her daughter.

Nadia has been a full-time writer for more than forty years. In 2014 the University of Sydney awarded her an Honorary Doctorate of Letters, in recognition of 'her exceptional creative achievements in the field of children's and adult literature, her work as an historian and her contribution to our understanding of Indigenous issues, cultural diversity, equity and social justice and the environment through story'.

Date: Thursday 28th February 2019
Time: 7.00pm for 7.30pm
Location: Small Meeting Room, Balmain Town Hall
Cost (incl. a light supper)
Members: $15.00                           Buy Online
Non-Members: $20.00                Buy Online

Tickets available at the door on the night