Book group

Next date: Tuesday, 25 June 2024 | 06:30 PM to 07:30 PM

Looking for a good discussion to follow a good read?

Book group sessions run monthly and are facilitated by library staff or community members. Membership of each group is set at 8 people.

Contact us to check group availability and to join.

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.

Chelsea Library (Monday group) reading list

Library staff facilitated

  • Monday 5 February 2pm to 3pm
    Finding Me by Viola Davis
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  • Monday 4 March 2pm to 3pm
    Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams
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  • Monday 8 April 2pm to 3pm
    The Silent Listener by Lyn Yeowart
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  • Monday 6 May 2pm to 3pm
    Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro
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  • Monday 3 June 2pm to 3pm
    Chai Time at Cinnamon Gardens by Shankari Chandran
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  • Monday 1 July 2pm to 3pm
    Plum by Brendan Cowell
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  • Monday 5 August 2pm to 3pm
    All Our Shimmering Skies by Trent Dalton
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  • Monday 2 September 2pm to 3pm
    The Soulmate by Sally Hepworth
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  • Monday 7 October 2pm to 3pm
    The Happiest man on Earth by Eddie Jaku
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  • Monday 4 November 2pm to 3pm
    Tell the Truth, Shame the Devil by Melina Marchetta
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  • Monday 2 December 2pm to 3pm
    The Book Collector of Daraya by Delphine Minoui
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Chelsea Library (Wednesday group) reading list

Community member facilitated

  • Wednesday 14 February 6:30pm to 7:30pm

  • Wednesday 13 March 6:30pm to 7:30pm

  • Wednesday 10 April 6:30pm to 7:30pm

  • Wednesday 8 May 6:30pm to 7:30pm

  • Wednesday 12 June 6:30pm to 7:30pm
    Our Missing Heart by Celeste Ng
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  • Wednesday 10 July 6:30pm to 7:30pm
    Me by Elton John
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  • Wednesday 14 August 6:30pm to 7:30pm
    The Bullet that Missed by Richard Osman
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  • Wednesday 11 September 6:30pm to 7:30pm
    Lost Flowers of Alice Heart by Holly Ringland
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  • Wednesday 9 October 6:30pm to 7:30pm
    Bila Yarrunhanggalangdhuray by Anita Heiss
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  • Wednesday 13 November 6:30pm to 7:30pm
    Brilliant Night of Stars and Ice by Rebecca Connolly
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Chelsea Library (Thursday group) reading list

Community member facilitated

  • Thursday 15 February 2pm to 3pm
    Dutch House by Ann Patchett
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  • Thursday 21 March 2pm to 3pm
    Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro
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  • Thursday 18 April 2pm to 3pm
    Edenglassie by Melissa Lucashenko
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  • Thursday 16 May 2pm to 3pm
    The Secret Life of You by Kerri Sackville
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  • Thursday 20 June 2pm to 3pm
    The Seven by Chris Hammer
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  • Thursday 18 July 2pm to 3pm
    Normal People by Sally Rooney
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  • Thursday 15 August 2pm to 3pm
    Lola in the Mirror by Trent Dalton
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  • Thursday 19 September 2pm to 3pm
    Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin
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  • Thursday 17 October 2pm to 3pm
    The Heart's Invisible Furies by John Boyne
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  • Thursday 21 November 2pm to 3pm
    Lenny Marks Gets Away with Murder by Kerryn Mayne
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Cheltenham Library reading list

Library staff facilitated

  • Tuesday 6 February 2pm to 3pm
    The Bullet that Missed by Richard Osman
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  • Tuesday 5 March 2pm to 3pm
    The Mistress of Bhatia House by Sujata Massey
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  • Tuesday 2 April 2pm to 3pm
    Everyone in My Family Has Killed Someone by Benjamin Stevenson
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  • Tuesday 7 May 2pm to 3pm
    Fled by Meg Keneally
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  • Tuesday 4 June 2pm to 3pm
    West with Giraffes by Lynda Rutledge
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  • Tuesday 2 July 2pm to 3pm
    The Garden of Small Beginnings by Abbi Waxman
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  • Tuesday 6 August 2pm to 3pm
    Yellowface by Rebecca F. Kuang
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  • Tuesday 3 September 2pm to 3pm
    Would That Be Funny?: Growing up with John Clarke by Lorin Clarke
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  • Tuesday 1 October 2pm to 3pm
    Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus
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  • Tuesday 12 November 2pm to 3pm
    Exiles by Jane Harper
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Dingley Village Library reading list

Library staff facilitated

  • Friday 23 February 2pm to 3pm
    Good Morning, Midnight by Lily Brooks-Dalton
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  • Friday 22 March 2pm to 3pm
    A Room with a View by Edward Morgan Forster
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  • Friday 26 April 2pm to 3pm
    Go as a River by Shelley Read
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  • Friday 31 May 2pm to 3pm
    Lenny Marks gets away with Murder Kerryn Mayne
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  • Friday 28 June 2pm to 3pm
    Would that be Funny?: Growing Up with John Clarke by Lorin Clarke
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  • Friday 26 July 2pm to 3pm
    The End of Drum-Time by Hanna Pylvaeinen
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  • Friday 30 August 2pm to 3pm
    Harlem Shuffle by Colson Whitehead
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  • Friday 27 September 2pm to 3pm
    When the Apricots Bloom by Gina Wilkinson
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  • Friday 25 October 2pm to 3pm
    Mole Creek by James Dunbar
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  • Friday 29 November 2pm to 3pm
    Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed
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Parkdale Library (Tuesday group) reading list

Community member facilitated

  • Tuesday 27 February 6:30 to 7:30pm
    The Seven Skins of Esther Wilding by Holly Ringland
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  • Tuesday 26 March 6:30 to 7:30pm
    The Book of Fire by Christy Lefteri
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  • Tuesday 23 April 6:30 to 7:30pm
    The Seven by Chris Hammer
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  • Tuesday 28 May 6:30 to 7:30pm
    The Bookbinder of Jericho by Pip Williams
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  • Tuesday 25 June 6:30 to 7:30pm
    The Dutch House by Ann Patchett
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  • Tuesday 23 July 6:30 to 7:30pm
    The Flames by Sophie Haydock
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  • Tuesday 27 August 6:30 to 7:30pm
    French Braid by Anne Tyler
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  • Tuesday 24 September 6:30 to 7:30pm
    The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan
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  • Tuesday 22 October 6:30 to 7:30pm
    Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro
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  • Tuesday 26 November 6:30 to 7:30pm
    Stolen Focus: Why you Can't Pay Attention by Johann Hari
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Parkdale Library (Wednesday group) reading list

Group led discussion

  • Wednesday 14 February 6:30 to 7:30pm
    Bila Yarrunhanggalangdhuray by Anita Heiss
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  • Wednesday 13 March 6:30 to 7:30pm
    Reading List by Sara Nisha Adams
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  • Wednesday 10 April 6:30 to 7:30pm
    Peach Blossom Spring by Melissa Fu

  • Wednesday 8 May 6:30 to 7:30pm
    Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus
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  • Wednesday 12 June 6:30 to 7:30pm
    The Soulmate by Sally Hepworth
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  • Wednesday 10 July 6:30 to 7:30pm
    The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker
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  • Wednesday 14 August 6:30 to 7:30pm
    All the Light we cannot see by Anthony Doerr
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  • Wednesday 11 September 6:30 to 7:30pm
    The Measure by Nikki Erlick
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  • Wednesday 9 October 6:30 to 7:30pm
    The Registrar by Neela Janakiramanan
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  • Wednesday 13 November 6:30 to 7:30pm
    Ciao Bella!: Six Take Italy by Kate Langbroek
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Patterson Lakes Library reading list

Community member facilitated

  • Thursday 1 February 2pm to 3pm
    The Paris Apartment by Lucy Foley
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  • Thursday 7 March 2pm to 3pm
    The Measure by Nikki Erlick
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  • Thursday 4 April 2pm to 3pm
    The Dutch House by Ann Patchett
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  • Thursday 2 May 2pm to 3pm
    Dressmaker of Yarrandarrah Prison by Meredith Jaffé
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  • Thursday 6 June 2pm to 3pm
    Homecoming by Kate Morton
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  • Thursday 4 July 2pm to 3pm
    Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed
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  • Thursday 1 August 2pm to 3pm
    Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus
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  • Thursday 5 September 2pm to 3pm
    Lost in Time by A. G. Riddle
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  • Thursday 3 October 2pm to 3pm
    Look both ways by Linwood Barclay
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  • Thursday 7 November 2pm to 3pm
    The Bookbiner of Jericho by Pip Williams
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Dates and Locations

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Chelsea Library, 1 Chelsea Road, Chelsea 3196

When

  • Monday, 05 February 2024 | 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  • Wednesday, 14 February 2024 | 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
  • Thursday, 15 February 2024 | 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  • Monday, 04 March 2024 | 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  • Wednesday, 13 March 2024 | 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
  • Thursday, 21 March 2024 | 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  • Monday, 08 April 2024 | 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  • Wednesday, 10 April 2024 | 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
  • Thursday, 18 April 2024 | 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  • Monday, 06 May 2024 | 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  • Wednesday, 08 May 2024 | 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
  • Thursday, 16 May 2024 | 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  • Monday, 03 June 2024 | 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  • Wednesday, 12 June 2024 | 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
  • Thursday, 20 June 2024 | 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  • Monday, 01 July 2024 | 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  • Wednesday, 10 July 2024 | 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
  • Thursday, 18 July 2024 | 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  • Monday, 05 August 2024 | 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  • Wednesday, 14 August 2024 | 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
  • Thursday, 15 August 2024 | 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  • Monday, 02 September 2024 | 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  • Wednesday, 11 September 2024 | 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
  • Thursday, 19 September 2024 | 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  • Monday, 07 October 2024 | 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  • Wednesday, 09 October 2024 | 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
  • Thursday, 17 October 2024 | 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  • Monday, 04 November 2024 | 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  • Wednesday, 13 November 2024 | 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
  • Thursday, 21 November 2024 | 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  • Monday, 02 December 2024 | 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  • Wednesday, 11 December 2024 | 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM

Cheltenham Library, 12 Stanley Avenue, Cheltenham 3192

When

  • Tuesday, 06 February 2024 | 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  • Tuesday, 05 March 2024 | 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  • Tuesday, 02 April 2024 | 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  • Tuesday, 07 May 2024 | 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  • Tuesday, 04 June 2024 | 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  • Tuesday, 02 July 2024 | 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  • Tuesday, 06 August 2024 | 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  • Tuesday, 03 September 2024 | 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  • Tuesday, 01 October 2024 | 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  • Tuesday, 12 November 2024 | 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Parkdale Library, 96 Parkers Road, Parkdale 3195

When

  • Wednesday, 14 February 2024 | 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
  • Tuesday, 27 February 2024 | 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
  • Wednesday, 13 March 2024 | 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
  • Tuesday, 26 March 2024 | 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
  • Wednesday, 10 April 2024 | 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
  • Tuesday, 23 April 2024 | 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
  • Wednesday, 08 May 2024 | 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
  • Tuesday, 28 May 2024 | 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
  • Wednesday, 12 June 2024 | 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
  • Tuesday, 25 June 2024 | 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
  • Wednesday, 10 July 2024 | 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
  • Tuesday, 23 July 2024 | 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
  • Wednesday, 14 August 2024 | 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
  • Tuesday, 27 August 2024 | 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
  • Wednesday, 11 September 2024 | 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
  • Tuesday, 24 September 2024 | 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
  • Wednesday, 09 October 2024 | 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
  • Tuesday, 22 October 2024 | 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
  • Wednesday, 13 November 2024 | 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
  • Tuesday, 26 November 2024 | 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM

Dingley Village Library, 31C Marcus Road, Dingley Village 3172

When

  • Friday, 23 February 2024 | 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
  • Friday, 22 March 2024 | 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
  • Friday, 26 April 2024 | 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
  • Friday, 31 May 2024 | 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
  • Friday, 28 June 2024 | 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
  • Friday, 26 July 2024 | 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
  • Friday, 30 August 2024 | 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
  • Friday, 27 September 2024 | 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
  • Friday, 25 October 2024 | 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
  • Friday, 29 November 2024 | 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM

Patterson Lakes Library, 54 Thompson Road, Patterson Lakes 3197

When

  • Thursday, 01 February 2024 | 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  • Thursday, 07 March 2024 | 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  • Thursday, 04 April 2024 | 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  • Thursday, 02 May 2024 | 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  • Thursday, 06 June 2024 | 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  • Thursday, 04 July 2024 | 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  • Thursday, 01 August 2024 | 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  • Thursday, 05 September 2024 | 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  • Thursday, 03 October 2024 | 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  • Thursday, 07 November 2024 | 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

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