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Book Groups

Looking for some good discussion to follow a good read? Join us at one of Kingston Libraries Book Groups!

Book Group sessions run monthly at Cheltenham, Chelsea, Parkdale, 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: Full
  • Patterson Lakes 1st Thursday: Full
  • Parkdale 2nd Tuesday: Open
  • Chelsea 2nd Friday: Full
  • Chelsea 3rd Thursday: Full
  • Parkdale 4th Tuesday: Full

If you have any questions regarding Book Groups, or would like to go on the waiting list for any of them, please speak to a staff member at any of our library branches or call us on 1300 135 668.

Cheltenham Library
1st Tuesday of the month*

Library staff facilitated

*Exception: Tuesday 10 November.

Next Session

  • Date: Tuesday 7 April 2020
  • Time: 2pm - 3pm
  • Book: The Party

2020 Reading List

  1. The Cockroach by Ian McEwan View Book | Listen on BorrowBox
  2. The Party by Robyn Harding View Book
  3. The Need by Helen Phillips View Book | Read in BorrowBox
  4. Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid View Book | Read in BorrowBox
  5. Jack Charles: Born-again Blakfella by Jack Charles View Book | View Audio CD | Read in BorrowBox
  6. The Mother-in-Law by Sally Hepworth View Book | View Audio CD | Read in BorrowBox | Listen on BorrowBox | Read in cloudLibrary
  7. Weather by Jenny Offill Copies coming soon
  8. Separation Anxiety by Laura Zigman Copies coming soon
  9. Brooklyn by Colm Tóibín View Book | View Audio CD | Read in BorrowBox

Patterson Lakes Library
1st Thursday of the month

Community member facilitated

Next Session

  • Date: Thursday 2 April 2020
  • Time: 2pm - 3pm
  • Book: The Rúin

2020 Reading List

  1. The Prettiest Horse in the Glue Factory by Corey White View Book | Listen on BorrowBox
  2. The Rúin by Dervla McTiernan View Book | View Audio CD | Read in BorrowBox | Listen on BorrowBox | Read in cloudLibrary
  3. The Cockroach by Ian McEwan View Book | Listen on BorrowBox
  4. The Dry by Jane Harper View Book | View Audio CD | Read in BorrowBox | Read in cloudLibrary
  5. Brooklyn by Colm Tóibín View Book | View Audio CD | Read in BorrowBox
  6. The Need by Helen Phillips View Book | Read in BorrowBox
  7. The Mother-in-Law by Sally Hepworth View Book | View Audio CD | Read in BorrowBox | Listen on BorrowBox | Read in cloudLibrary
  8. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens View Book
  9. The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart by Holly Ringland View Book | View Audio CD | Read in BorrowBox | Listen on BorrowBox | Read in cloudLibrary

Parkdale Library
2nd Tuesday of the month

Library staff facilitated

Next Session

  • Date: Tuesday 14 April 2020
  • Time: 6:30pm - 7:30pm
  • Book: Jack Charles: Born-again Blakfella

2020 Reading List

  1. The Choke by Sofie Laguna View Book | View Audio CD | Read in BorrowBox
  2. Jack Charles: Born-again Blakfella by Jack Charles View Book | View Audio CD | Read in BorrowBox
  3. The Mother-in-Law by Sally Hepworth View Book | View Audio CD | Read in BorrowBox | Listen on BorrowBox | Read in cloudLibrary
  4. The Party by Robyn Harding View Book
  5. The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart by Holly Ringland View Book | View Audio CD | Read in BorrowBox | Listen on BorrowBox | Read in cloudLibrary
  6. The Rúin by Dervla McTiernan View Book | View Audio CD | Read in BorrowBox | Listen on BorrowBox | Read in cloudLibrary
  7. The Dry by Jane Harper View Book | View Audio CD | Read in BorrowBox | Read in cloudLibrary
  8. A Place for Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza View Book
  9. The Need by Helen Phillips View Book | Read in BorrowBox

Chelsea Library
2nd Friday of the month

Library staff facilitated

Next Session

  • Date: Friday 13 March 2020
  • Time: 2pm - 3pm
  • Book: The Cockroach

2020 Reading List

  1. The Cockroach by Ian McEwan View Book | Listen on BorrowBox
  2. The Dry by Jane Harper View Book | View Audio CD | Read in BorrowBox | Read in cloudLibrary
  3. The Choke by Sofie Laguna View Book | View Audio CD | Read in BorrowBox
  4. A Place for Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza View Book
  5. The Prettiest Horse in the Glue Factory by Corey White View Book | Listen on BorrowBox
  6. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens View Book
  7. Brooklyn by Colm Tóibín View Book | View Audio CD | Read in BorrowBox
  8. The Party by Robyn Harding View Book
  9. The Mother-in-Law by Sally Hepworth View Book | View Audio CD | Read in BorrowBox | Listen on BorrowBox | Read in cloudLibrary

Chelsea Library
3rd Thursday of the month

Community member facilitated

Next Session

  • Date: Thursday 19 March 2020
  • Time: 2pm - 3pm
  • Book: The Mother-in-Law

2020 Reading List

  1. The Mother-in-Law by Sally Hepworth View Book | View Audio CD | Read in BorrowBox | Listen on BorrowBox | Read in cloudLibrary
  2. The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart by Holly Ringland View Book | View Audio CD | Read in BorrowBox | Listen on BorrowBox | Read in cloudLibrary
  3. Brooklyn by Colm Tóibín View Book | View Audio CD | Read in BorrowBox
  4. Jack Charles: Born-again Blakfella by Jack Charles View Book | View Audio CD | Read in BorrowBox
  5. The Cockroach by Ian McEwan View Book | Listen on BorrowBox
  6. A Place for Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza View Book
  7. The Prettiest Horse in the Glue Factory by Corey White View Book | Listen on BorrowBox
  8. The Rúin by Dervla McTiernan View Book | View Audio CD | Read in BorrowBox | Listen on BorrowBox | Read in cloudLibrary
  9. The Dry by Jane Harper View Book | View Audio CD | Read in BorrowBox | Read in cloudLibrary

Parkdale Library
4th Tuesday of the month

Community member facilitated

Next Session

  • Date: Tuesday 24 March 2020
  • Time: 6:30pm - 7:30pm
  • Book: The Need

2020 Reading List

  1. The Need by Helen Phillips View Book | Read in BorrowBox
  2. A Place for Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza View Book
  3. The Dry by Jane Harper View Book | View Audio CD | Read in BorrowBox | Read in cloudLibrary
  4. The Rúin by Dervla McTiernan View Book | View Audio CD | Read in BorrowBox | Listen on BorrowBox | Read in cloudLibrary
  5. The Mother-in-Law by Sally Hepworth View Book | View Audio CD | Read in BorrowBox | Listen on BorrowBox | Read in cloudLibrary
  6. The Party by Robyn Harding View Book
  7. The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart by Holly Ringland View Book | View Audio CD | Read in BorrowBox | Listen on BorrowBox | Read in cloudLibrary
  8. Jack Charles: Born-again Blakfella by Jack Charles View Book | View Audio CD | Read in BorrowBox
  9. The Choke by Sofie Laguna 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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