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Book Groups

Looking for a good discussion to follow a good read?

Our book groups will resume in March 2022, with first titles being available from February 2022. (But don’t forget you can carry on discussing books in our Virtual Book Group over summer.)

Book Group sessions run monthly at Cheltenham, Chelsea, Parkdale, Dingley Village and Patterson Lakes Libraries. Sessions are facilitated by both library staff and community members. Membership of each group is set at 8 people.

Group Status

  • Cheltenham 1st Tuesday, 2-3pm: Full
  • Patterson Lakes 1st Thursday, 2-3pm: Full
  • Chelsea 2nd Monday, 2-3pm: Open
  • Chelsea 3rd Thursday, 2-3pm: Full
  • Parkdale 4th Tuesday, 6:30-7:30pm: Full
  • Dingley Village 4th Friday, 2-3pm: Open

To join please phone the Library on 1300 135 668 or ask at one of our branches.

Dingley Village Library
2pm to 3pm on the 4th Friday of the month*

Library staff facilitated

2022 Reading List

  1. Friday 25 March | Labyrinth by Amanda Lohrey View Book | Read in BorrowBox | Listen on BorrowBox
  2. Friday 22 April | Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir View Book | View Audio CD | Read in BorrowBox | Listen in BorrowBox
  3. Friday 27 May | Devotion by Hannah Kent View Book | View Audio CD | Read in BorrowBox | Listen in BorrowBox
  4. Friday 24 June | Snow Country by Sebastian Faulks View Book
  5. Friday 22 July | The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict View Book
  6. Friday 26 August | Fox and I by Catherine Raven View Book | Read in BorrowBox
  7. Friday 23 September | The Younger Wife by Sally Hepworth View Book | View Audio CD | Read in BorrowBox | Listen in BorrowBox
  8. Friday 28 October | Apples Never Fall by Liane Moriarty View Book | View Audio CD | Read in BorrowBox | Listen in BorrowBox
  9. Friday 25 November | Normal People by Sally Roony View Book | View Audio CD | Read in BorrowBox

Cheltenham Library
2pm to 3pm on the 1st Tuesday of the month*

Library staff facilitated

2022 Reading List

  1. Tuesday 1 March | The Believer by Sarah Krasnostein View Book | View Audio CD | Read on BorrowBox
  2. Tuesday 5 April | Bila Yarrudhanggalangdhuray: River of Dreams by Anita Heiss View Book | Read in BorrowBox
  3. Tuesday 3 May | Harlem Shuffle by Colson Whitehead View Book | Listen on BorrowBox
  4. Tuesday 6 June | The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas View Book | Read in BorrowBox
  5. Tuesday 5 July | The Unusual Suspect by Ben Machell View Book
  6. Tuesday 2 August | Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro View Book | Read in BorrowBox
  7. Tuesday 6 September | Humankind by Rutger Bregman View Book | Read in BorrowBox
  8. Tuesday 4 October | The Hummingbird by Sandro Veronesi View Book
  9. Tuesday 8 November | The Silent Listener by Lyn Yeowart View Book | View Audio CD | Read in BorrowBox | Listen on BorrowBox

Patterson Lakes Library
2pm to 3pm on the 1st Thursday of the month

Community member facilitated

2022 Reading List

  1. Thursday 3 March | The Younger Wife by Sally Hepworth View Book | View Audio CD | Read in BorrowBox | Listen in BorrowBox
  2. Thursday 7 April | Apples Never Fall by Liane Moriarty View Book | View Audio CD | Read in BorrowBox | Listen in BorrowBox
  3. Thursday 5 May | Me by Elton John View Book | View Audio CD | Listen in BorrowBox
  4. Thursday 2 June | Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir View Book | View Audio CD | Read in BorrowBox | Listen in BorrowBox
  5. Thursday 7 July | Labryinth by Amanda Lohrey View Book | Read in BorrowBox | Listen on BorrowBox
  6. Thursday 4 August | Devotion by Hannah Kent View Book | View Audio CD | Read in BorrowBox | Listen in BorrowBox
  7. Thursday 1 September | Snow Country by Sebastian Faulks View Book
  8. Thursday 6 October | The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict View Book
  9. Thursday 3 November | Me by Elton John View Book | View Audio CD | Listen in BorrowBox

Chelsea Library
2pm to 3pm on the 2nd Monday of the month

Library staff facilitated

*Due to the public holiday in March and June another meeting date will be worked out with group members

2022 Reading List

  1. March Date TBA* | Devotion by Hannah Kent View Book | View Audio CD | Read in BorrowBox | Listen in BorrowBox
  2. Monday 11 April | Snow Country by Sebastian Faulks View Book
  3. Monday 9 May | The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict View Book
  4. June Date TBA* | Fox and I by Catherine Raven View Book | Read in BorrowBox
  5. Monday 11 July | The Younger Wife by Sally Hepworth View Book | View Audio CD | Read in BorrowBox | Listen in BorrowBox
  6. Monday 8 August | Apples Never Fall by Liane Moriarty View Book | View Audio CD | Read in BorrowBox | Listen in BorrowBox
  7. Monday 12 September | Me by Elton John View Book | View Audio CD | Listen in BorrowBox
  8. Monday October | Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir View Book | View Audio CD | Read in BorrowBox | Listen in BorrowBox
  9. Monday 14 November | Labyrinth by Amanda Lohrey View Book | Read in BorrowBox | Listen on BorrowBox

Chelsea Library
2pm to 3pm on the 3rd Thursday of the month

Community member facilitated

2022 Reading List

  1. Thursday 17 March | The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict View Book
  2. Thursday 21 April | Fox and I by Catherine Raven View Book | Read in BorrowBox
  3. Thursday 20 May | The Younger Wife by Sally Hepworth View Book | View Audio CD | Read in BorrowBox | Listen in BorrowBox
  4. Thursday 17 June | Apples Never Fall by Liane Moriarty View Book | View Audio CD | Read in BorrowBox | Listen in BorrowBox
  5. Thursday 21 July | Me by Elton John View Book | View Audio CD | Listen in BorrowBox
  6. Thursday 18 August | Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir View Book | View Audio CD | Read in BorrowBox | Listen in BorrowBox
  7. Thursday 15 September | Labyrinth by Amanda Lohrey View Book | Read in BorrowBox | Listen on BorrowBox
  8. Thursday 21 October | Devotion by Hannah Kent View Book | View Audio CD | Read in BorrowBox | Listen in BorrowBox
  9. Thursday 18 November | Snow Country by Sebastian Faulks View Book

Parkdale Library
6:30pm to 7:30pm on the 4th Tuesday of the month

Community member facilitated

2022 Reading List

  1. Tuesday 22 March | Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens View Book | View Audio CD | Listen in BorrowBox
  2. Tuesday 26 April | Plum by Brendan Cowell View Book | Read in BorrowBox | Listen on BorrowBox
  3. Tuesday 24 May | Labyrinth by Amanda Lohrey View Book | Read in BorrowBox | Listen on BorrowBox
  4. Tuesday 28 June | Bila Yarrudhanggalangdhuray: River of Dreams by Anita Heiss View Book | Read in BorrowBox
  5. Tuesday 26 July | The Heart's Invisible Furies by John Boyne
  6. Tuesday 23 August | Harlem Shuffle by Colson Whitehead View Book | Listen on BorrowBox
  7. Tuesday 27 September The Ripping Tree by Nikki Gemmel View Book | View Audio CD | Read in BorrowBox | | Listen in BorrowBox
  8. Tuesday 25 October | The Unusual Suspect by Ben Machell View Book
  9. Tuesday 22 November | Silver by Chris Hammer View Book | View Audio CD | Read in BorrowBox

Copies of Book Group books have a loan period of one month for Book Group members. On the day of a Book Group meeting, the title for the following month will be made available for loan.

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