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 9th September 2022:  Coping with Covid - John Doyle

John Doyle AM is an actor, writer, radio presenter and comedian. You may know him as Rampaging Roy Slaven. He will talk about his memoir “Blessed”, which the Guardian said was sympathetic and surprising, coping with Covid isolation and why Roy Slaven is his “Mask of Courage”

Date: Friday 9th September 2022
Time: 6.30pm for 7.00pm
Location: Balmain Town Hall - Upstairs
A light supper and wine is provided
Members: $15.00           Buy Tickets
Non-Members: $20      Buy Tickets