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


2018 Book Chats program

January – No sessions

February – Fur real stories: animals as book characters

March – What I’m reading in autumn

April – Daggers and detectives

May – Which books will be the next ‘classics’?

June – What I’m reading in winter

July – Series vs standalones?

August – Back in time: historical fiction

September – What I’m reading in spring

October – Books in translation

November – Books from your childhood

December – Great summer holiday reads