Book Chats

Want to join a reading group, but worry that the book of the month will bore you?

Book Chats is a great alternative. There's no set book to read, and there are different themes each month that everyone can explore.

Book Chats is a relaxed and informal chat about books and reading and is a great way to meet people in your area. Come along from 2pm to 3pm, sit back and enjoy the discussion.


Carnegie Library, on the first Wednesday of the month

Elsternwick Library, on the third Tuesday of the month


Book Chats is not held at Bentleigh Library or Caulfield Library, but we invite you to come to one of our other libraries to join Book Chats discussions. Book Chats are not held in January.   


Tea and coffee is provided and bookings are not required.

Talking at a book chat


2019 Book Chats program

January - No sessions

February - Books that changed your life: from childhood to the present

March - Asian Literature: many voices, many cultures

April - What I’m reading in autumn

May - The Gothic novel: mystery, horror and romance

June - Faction: the non-fiction novel

July - What I’m reading in winter

August - Roman a clef novels: disguising the truth 

September - Books to make you laugh out loud

October - What I’m reading in spring

November - Epistolary novels: told through letters and diaries

December - What I’m reading in summer