A volunteer prepares for a luncheon talk

Madeleine Newington, Volunteer

A program of Lunch Hour Talks was instituted by the Library in 1995. The talks provide valuable publicity for the Library and a means of building on and connecting with its base of supporters. The talks are held at the City of Sydney Library, Customs House, Circular Quay, Sydney.

The talk itself usually runs from 12.15 until 1.00 with a short time for questions afterwards, but our audience usually arrives from 11.30 on to enjoy a chat, a sandwich and a tea or coffee. Everyone is welcome.

Michele Ginswick, vice-chair, holding a purple wrapped gift at the lunch hour talk

Michele Ginswick, Lunch Hour Talks  Convenor

The cost is $16 for Library members and $22 for non-members. The cost includes a sandwich lunch. Payment can be made at the door. Please book by noon of the Monday before the talk by phoning the Library on (02) 9571 5359 or by email to *protected email*. A report on what lunch hour speakers had to say is published in the relevant Library newsletter.  All newsletters from 2002 are on the website.






Topic: Accidental aid worker

Speaker: Sue Liu

Date: Thursday 19 April


Sue Liu’s travel memoir recounts her voluntary aid work which she began, in the wake of the 2004 tsunami, at the time of the civil war in Sri Lanka. Sue went on to work with orphaned children in Cambodia with Geraldine Cox. This moving account of her drive to survive and support others, while battling a mid-life crisis, disconnection and depression forces her to face truths about herself in order to become the woman she wants to be.