Author Talk: Deborah Rodriguez

From the twisted alleyways of the ancient medina of Fès to a marriage festival high in the Atlas Mountains, Deborah Rodriguez’s entrancing new bestseller The Moroccan Daughter is a modern story of forbidden love set in the sensual landscape of North Africa.

Deborah Rodriguez is the author of the international bestsellers The Little Coffee Shop of KabulReturn to the Little Coffee Shop of KabulThe Zanzibar Wife and Island on the Edge of the World. She has also written two memoirs: The Kabul Beauty School, about her life in Afghanistan, and The House on Carnaval Street, on her experiences following her return to America. She spent five years teaching and later directing the Kabul Beauty School, the first modern beauty academy and training salon in Afghanistan.

Free Online Zoom Webinar
Tuesday, 9 March 2021
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM


How to attend an online event

Book now and we’ll send you a Zoom invitation with all the information you’ll need to join the talk

If you’ve never attended a talk via Zoom before, the process is very simple. You’ll need your own free Zoom account to participate. If you don’t have Zoom yet, click here to get started on a laptop or PC, or if you’ll be watching from a mobile device download the Zoom Cloud Meetings app from the App store or PlayStore.

You won’t be seen by the speakers or the other participants, so you can relax in your most comfortable clothes and enjoy your favourite beverage while you watch.

Participants can submit questions via the Q&A function on zoom.



Café Connect will take place at Wollondilly Library throughout 2021.

Café connect is a  one stop shop for over 55’s to come together, enjoy each other’s  company and learn new things.

At  Café Connect you will have the opportunity to meet new people and learn  new things, all while enjoying a cuppa.

 We will have information and activities on a variety of things including

  • Health and wellbeing activities and services
  •  Aged care services
  •  Volunteering opportunities 
  • Opportunities to increase social connections
  •  Opportunities to connect in using technology

Looby - Art Film Documentary

To celebrate 100 years of the Archibald Prize, we will be holding a screening of Looby.

Keith Looby won the 1984 Archibald with his portrait of Max Gilles as Bob Hawke. Always controversial for his insistence on painting controversial figures, Looby uncovers the life and work of an artist we need to remember.

This film screening will be accompanied by a Q&A with the producer of Looby.



 Library View Room, Picton 

 Tuesday 23 March 

 10am - noon




 Harmony Day


Join Librarian Melinda McNaughton in conversation with Mayor Robert Khan as they talk about his life, family background and their significant role in the Wollondilly Community.


 Library View Room, Picton 

 Tuesday 23 March 

 2 pm




Book Clubs

For people who love books and love talking about books. 
Books are supplied by library. 

We have 2 groups: 
Second Friday the month, 10:30am
Fourth Friday the month, 10:00am
Limited places, please contact the library if you would like to join.
Why not start you own book club? We have kits all ready to go!

Book Club Kits
Friends, workmates or neighbours are a great place to start.  Nominate a book club coordinator, choose a name for your club and  register with us. A club of up to 10 people is best, as there are 10  titles in each kit.

There are absolutely no fees to register your club or use the library's Book Club Kits

Book Club Kits

  •  Borrow kits for 6 weeks         
  •  Each kit contains 10 copies             
  •  Reserve your next kit here             
  •  Book Clubs are welcome to suggest   new titles for the library to purchase 

Online bookclubs are also possible via RB  Digital.           

  • RB Digital allows you to access a small collection of eBooks that may be borrowed by multiple members at the same time.

Knitting and Yarn Club

Social knitting group.  

Bring your knitting and come for a chat.    
Knit your own pattern or knit blankets for ‘Wrap with love’    
If you would like to learn to knit, we'd love to help you.
Bring needles and wool
Fourth Friday of the month
Please contact the library if you would like to join
All welcome, no booking required just come along.



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