Book Chats

Book Chats are a relaxed and informal chat about books and reading. Led by our knowledgeable book enthusiasts, Book Chats are held at Bentleigh, Carnegie Library and Community Centre and Elsternwick Library and discuss books on a pre-selected topic.

August—Greatest literary villains

Carnegie Library and Community Centre, Wednesday 2 August

Bentleigh Library, Wednesday 16 August  

Elsternwick Library, Tuesday 15 August  

 

September — Finding your next read: is Oprah your go-to?

Carnegie Library and Community Centre, Wednesday 6 September

Bentleigh Library, Wednesday 20 September

Elsternwick Library, Tuesday 19 September

 

October — Genres we love and hate

Carnegie Library and Community Centre

Wednesday 4 October

Elsternwick Library, Tuesday 17 October

Bentleigh Library, Wednesday 18 October

 

November — War in fiction: glory or tragedy?

Carnegie Library and Community Centre

Wednesday 1 November

Bentleigh Library, Wednesday 15 November

Elsternwick Library, Tuesday 21 November

 

Tea and coffee is provided and bookings are not required.

*  Book Chats are not held at Caulfield Library. We invite customers to attend one of our other libraries to join Book Chats discussions. Book Chats are not held in January.   

 

Talking at a book chat

 

Book Chats are held 2pm to 3pm on:

Carnegie Library first Wednesday of the month

Elsternwick Library  third Tuesday of the month

Bentleigh Library  third Wednesday of the monthbook Chat logo  

 

2017 Book Chats program: 

 

Januaryno session

February - Famous partners in literature

March - Book characters that have defied the odds

April - Do men and women write differently?

May - Melbourne by the book

June - Walking in their shoes: real people I've met in books

July - Families behaving badly

August - Greatest literary villains

September - Finding your next read: is Oprah your go-to?

October - Genres we love and hate

November - War in fiction: glory or tragedy?

December - Armchair travel