Many people like to share their passion for books by talking about what they’ve read with like-minded souls.
The Library can help with resources to setup a book group of your own, or you may like to come along to an existing book group in your community or online.
If you would like a Librarian to come and talk with your group about books, Libraries, services and resources, or host you at the Library for a talk/tour, please contact us.
LIBRARY BOOK GROUPS
Groups meet regularly at our Libraries to talk about new, recent and favourite books. Dates and times of our upcoming meetings can be found in the Events section of our website.
DUNEDIN CITY LIBRARY
Join in our monthly chat about books.
Recommend your favourite books, get ideas for what to read next, and enjoy a relaxing hour at the City Library.
The City Library Book Group is popular, but new members are always welcome. We meet from 11.00 am – 12.00 noon on the second Thursday of every month.
Continued Sense of Wonder
A quarterly discussion for adults who love children’s and young adult books. Bring along a book to share with others on the set theme or genre. Newcomers welcome.
Check our Events page to find out about the next meeting of Continued Sense of Wonder.
Venue: Dunningham Suite foyer. Tea and coffee available.
Find booklists from previous Continued Sense of Wonder discussions here:
- Bursting Bubbles with Books
- Travelling in Time: Adventures in History and Portals to the Past
- Spring into Poetry
SOUTH DUNEDIN LIBRARY
Join us for a chat about what you’re currently reading. A relaxed way to make friends and share ideas about what to read next. For more information talk to the staff at South Dunedin Library.
Held on the second Wednesday of every month, 1.30pm to 2.30pm.
Love talking about books you’ve read? Want to hear about books others have enjoyed?
If so, come along to the Mosgiel Library and join in our next Book Chat. At these informal sessions, staff and Library members discuss books they have or have not enjoyed reading.
In the Downes Room from 2.00 pm on the first Friday of each month (excluding January), you’re invited to join us for a cup of tea or coffee, and share your favourite reads with the group.
This is a very friendly, occasional book discussion group. We each talk about a recent great read or reads, usually covering a wide range of subjects over a cup of tea, coffee or sometimes a glass of wine. Contact us about the next meeting.
BLUESKIN BAY LIBRARY
An informal chat over afternoon tea about what we’re currently reading. A relaxed atmosphere in which to make new friends and be inspired about what to read next. Join us for home baking and a cuppa.
4th Thursday of every month, 3.30pm-4.30pm
PORT CHALMERS LIBRARY
Tell us about your favourite books, and be inspired about what to read next. Enjoy a relaxing hour at your Library in the company of fellow book lovers on the first Friday of every month, from 11.00 am – 12.00 pm.
Bookshare for Kids
Come and try our children’s after-school book club, with fun activities for independent readers. Join us for book reviews and discussions, games, puzzles, art and nibbles! Held on the first Monday of every month, 3.15 pm.
A great resource for finding book groups open to new members in your area.
Information on starting your own group or making contact with existing groups in your area.
A list of Internet sites for online book and literary discussion.
Includes advice on starting and running a book group, with access to reading guides.
Recommended reading, as submitted by other book clubs.
Suggests books and topics worth discussion by reading groups.
An extensive listing of discussion questions and guides. Also has a good list of general questions to use when there is no discussion guide.
You can search our catalogue from any computer in the Library, or from anywhere else in the world via our website.
A subject search for Books and Reading will bring up a list of titles of interest based on your previous choices.
For fiction about book groups, try the subject headings starting with Book Clubs.