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Trivia Night
Tuncurry Memorial Hall
Saturday 10 November
7.00 pm

Join us for our annual Trivia Night. The cost is $10 which includes supper. Organise a table of 8 or just come along anyway and we will find you a table. Bring your own nibbles and drinks and glasses.


Big Book Avo
Club Forster
Saturday 22 September, 2-5 pm

Books being discussed are:

We need new names by NoViolet Bulawayo
Midnight's children by Salman Rushdie
Our souls at night by Kent Haruf


Fascinating Folk
Monday 24 September, 7.00 pm

Speakers are Cheryl Rodham, Lindy Almond and Hugh Bryan. Cheryl will be speaking about her 2018 trip to Papua New Guinea. Lindy Almond will talk about her 2018 trip to Italy cycling and sailing, and Hugh Bryan will speak about living and working in Doha, Moscow and Azerbaijan 2007-2017.


Author Talk - Lauren Chater
Saturday 13 October, 2.00 pm

Lauren will talk about her book The Lace Weaver

There is no cost and there will be afternoon tea.


Secrets of Ageing Well
Monday 6 August, 10.30 am

Enjoy a morning with Doreen Wilson and John Buttling.


Company of Voices, 2-5 pm


AGM & Members morning tea
Monday 30 July, 10 am

AGM. The Green Cathedral Choir will entertain us. 21st birthday celebration


ANZAC Day celebration
Monday 23 April, 10 am - 12 pm

This year the focus will be on The Western Front. Our speakers will be Charmain Williams, Roger Lynch, Helen Bryan and Jim Fawcett (veteran from WWII).

This event is free. There will be morning tea so, if you can, please bring 'a plate'.Please book at the Library.


Author talk - Mick Macron
Monday 30 April, 10.30 - 11.30 am

Mick Macron will be talking about his book How to transform your life.


Book Launch
Isabella the Play

Isabella the Play, the story, the script and the Cell Block Theatre by Maggie Young.


Amy Heague and Kez Hayes

Amy Heague and Kez Hayes are editors of Travel Play Live, an adventure lifestyle publication for women.


Jazz Fine and Mellow

Another favourite annual event - 15th year! The performance this time is a tribute to 'Fats' Waller.


Company of Voices

The group shares a love of choral music, and a belief that singing in harmony has the power to lift the human spirit.


Annual General Meeting & Members Morning Tea
Max Donnellan

Listen to Max Donnellan who will be talking about his experiences working in the early days of the ABC.


Forster Jumping Fleas

Forster Jumping Fleas is a local group of ukulele players.


Anzac Day Morning Tea

Worimi man, Uncle Bill Slater will share his experiences and those of other Aboriginal soldiers especially from our area.


Fascinating folks

Speakers are Anne Schubert, Linda Thacker and Megan Jones. All are locals with Anne, a Bowen therapist, trainer and instructor, Linda, a podiatrist, and Megan Jones, a yoga teacher and naturopath.


Wendy Borcher
Subject: Daisy Bates

Wendy Borcher is an archivist and researcher who worked for many years with the ABC.


Darcy Wentworth

Darcy Wentworth will be speaking about the life of his famous great great grandfather, William Charles Wentworth


Anne Ditton and Anni Yaringa

Anne and Anni have just been to the Moon Bear Sanctuary at Longqiao near Chengdu in the Sinchuan Province.


Film Fest

Remember our Short Story competition last year? Elizabeth Bradhurst from Stroud was the winner with her entry titled Secret Mission.


Paul Kimberley
The History of Newspapers


An Afternoon with Ray Charles

Bob Wright will present An Afternoon with Ray Charles.

Focus on Palestine

Bob Birch presented illustrations and his view on the recent and current situation in Palestine. Michael Fox followed with his perspective and findings on a recent UN related visit to Amman, Jerusalem, the West Bank and Tel Aviv.


Peter Schouten, Wildlife Artist

Peter delights in painting creatures that either cannot or have not been photographed, due to extinction or rarity.


Dennis Scanlon, Bush Poet


Launch of Better Reading Better Communities

The literacy and reading program is now up and running with literacy volunteers working throughout the community and there are even more services in the pipeline.


Dead Men Talking - the stage show
at Forster Library

This is a stage show celebrating Australia's two greatest story-tellers. Max Cullen is Henry Lawson and Warren Fahey is 'Banjo' Patterson.


The Story of Isabella Kelly

This play is based on Mauri Garland's book The Trials of Isabella Mary Kelly : her legend and the truth.


Launch of the Great Lakes Museum's Digital Collection of Photographs
Forster Library.


Writing Competition

The subject for the story is: "A Library is More than Books".

One of the winning entries will be made into a short film produced by members of the Forster Film Festival, so the entry needs to be a ""visual story".


Tim Bowden
Stubborn Buggers

Stubborn Buggers - The survivors of the infamous POW gaol that made Changi look like heaven.


Stroud event

Alan Kwok : Smaller than five cent coin: insects, spiders, and other tiny critters of Stroud
and beyond.

George Madani : Across the Wallace line, Adventures in Northern Borneo


Nicole Alexander
"Sunset Ridge'

Nicole Alexander's new book "Sunset Ridge" is an epic historical novel that takes three brothers from the drought-stricken outback of Queensland to the horror of the trenches in World War One.


Dr Kooshyar Karimi
"I confess : revelations in exile"

Dr Kooshyar Karimi is a father, a doctor, a writer and translator. IN 1998, he is kidnapped from the streets, blindfolded and tortured by the Iranian Intelligence Service.


Trio of Authors

Popular local author, Roz Baker, introduces Noelle White 'Up Over to Down Under',
Martyna Parsons 'Through the Eyes of a Child' and Helen Koelman-Gaudion 'Cape York Gold'.


Maggie Counihan

'Bring on Birthdays : Ageing with Adventures' is the sequel to Maggie's first book 'Backpacking to Freedom: Solo at Sixty'.


Ten Greatest Australian Books
of All Time

'Literally Exposed'


Planning your Endgame -
Advance Care Directives
Professor Colleen Cartwright

Professor Colleen Cartwright is Foundation Professor of Aged Services and Director of the ASLaRC Aged Services at Southern Cross University.


Author Talk - Patricia Davis-Hurst

Patricia was born in a humpy at Taree in Sunrise Station, (now known as Purfleet) 77 years ago. Her book is the second edition, an update of the first Sunrise Station published in 1996.

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FOGLLS Website Launch

The official launch of the new FOGLLS website will be held at the Great Lakes Library on Tuesday 23 March 2010 at 1.30 pm.

FOGLLS Patron, Dr Romney Newman, will perform the opening ceremony. We shall take the opportunity to thank Malcolm Tompson who constructed the site (at no cost to FOGLLS), Amita Krautloher and Sue Buls who advised the FOGLLS committee, and photographers Craig Mason and Noni Pratt.

Highlights from the Past!

Mon 30 Jan 2017: Members morning tea: Wendy Borcher on Daisy Bates

Mon 24 Apr 2017: Anzac Day morning tea

Mon 8 May 2017: Fascinating folks

Mon 29 May 2017: Members morning tea: Forster Flying Fleas

Mon 31 Jul 2017: AGM & members morning tea: Max Donnellan, early days of ABC

Sat 5 Aug 2017: Company of Voices

Sat Oct 2017: Trivia night

Sat Oct 2017: Jazz Fine & Mellow

Mon 30 Oct 2017: Members morning tea: Amy Heague & Kez Hayes from Travel Play Live

Mon 29 Feb 2016: Moon Bears

Mon 30 May 2016: Members Morning Tea: William Wentworth

Mon 17 Oct 2016: Jazz Fine & Mellow


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More Highlights from the Past!

Mon 16 Mar 2015: Dead Men Talking

Mon 30 Mar 2015: Launch Better Reading Better Communities

Mon 25 May 2015: Dennis Scanlon, Poet

Sat 21 June 2014: 10th Anniversary Trivia night

Mon 21 July 2014: Author talk: Tim Bowden

Mon 8 Nov: The Story of Isabella Kelly

Mon 10 Nov 2014: Launch of the Great Lakes Museum Digital Photograph Collection

Mon 21 Oct 2013: Author Jaye Ford

Wed 11 Sep 2013: Author Nicole Alexander


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