Notice of closure

As per the Premier’s announcement on Sunday 2 August, we have been directed to move to Stage 4 restrictions. 

Glen Eira Libraries are closed until health restrictions are lifted. Returns chutes will be closed. No new reservations for physical items may be placed. Due dates have been  extended until 30 September. No late fees will be charged. Find out more on our FAQs page.





The Worst Woman in Sydney

Kate Leigh ruled the eastern Sydney crime scene for decades with an intelligent, tough, and violent approach to criminal enterprise. Leigh was one of Australia’s first major criminal-celebrities, decades before ‘Chopper’ Read and the Melbourne Underbelly identities.

From the 1920s, Kate Leigh made a fortune from sly grog, cocaine and prostitution and challenged the assumption that serious crime was a man’s domain. She holds a unique place in Australian crime history, along with her rival Tilly Devine.

Join Australian true crime author and academic, Leigh Straw, as she shares some of the fascinating stories from Kate Leigh’s life and also the inter-connectedness of her criminal career with Lillian Armfield, Australia’s first female detective. They were both powerful, independent women on opposite sides of the law.

Monday 14 September, 7pm-8pm


Participants will be emailed the link to the session on the day of the event.

Suitable for adults. Free event. Bookings essential.

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