Author Events



Author Talk: Judy Nunn – Khaki Town

Wed 16 Oct 5.30pm

Judy Nunn’s 15th novel is set in Townsville at a pivotal moment in Australia’s history. It’s 1942. Singapore has fallen and it looks like Australia will be next. To combat this, Townsville is flooded with American soldiers, overnight becoming a Khaki Town.


Author Talk: Dr Stephen Gapps – Sydney Wars Conflict in the early colony 1788 – 1817

Thurs 24 Oct 5.30pm

Meet award-winning historian Dr Stephen Gapps as he discusses The Sydney Wars, which reveals British soldiers and First Nation warriors both used military-style tactics in a ‘constant war’ during early settlement. He challenges past beliefs that such clashes were sporadic and unplanned and will share new research about conflicts west of the Blue Mountains.



Local Author Talk: Mark Filmer – Three Steel Teeth: Wide Comb Shears and Woolshed Wars

Wed 6 Nov 5.30pm

The former local journalist has documented the industrial chaos that beset the wool industry when a small group of rebel shearers sought to overturn the ban on wide-toothed shearing combs.


Library Uplate: In Conversation with Chris Hammer – Silver

Wed 20 Nov 7pm – 9pm

Join us for the second Library Uplate when we open the Library after hours with bestselling author of crime thriller Scrublands, Chris Hammer, talking about his new release Silver with ABC Central West Radio’s Luke Wong.


Author Talk: Paul Byrnes – The Lost Boys

Thurs 28 Nov 5.30pm

Join us for an author talk about the untold stories of under-age soldiers who fought in the First World War.



Expert talk: Megan Daley – Raising Readers How to nuture a child’s love of books

Thurs 5 Dec 5.30pm

Development of literacy skills begins at birth and continues throughout childhood and beyond. The aim of this session is to empower parents/carers and educators of babies to tweens and teens to take an active role in encouraging literacy development. It is less a talk about the mechanics of reading and more a talk about fostering a lifelong love of reading and language and the vital role of the parent/carer and educators in this. Megan Daley is an award winning teacher librarian, author and blogger.

Please book your place for any of these events online via eventbrite or call the Library on 6393 8132.

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