Coronavirus disease (COVID-19):

For the continued good health of our community and to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, Glen Eira Libraries are closed until further notice.

Book Chats

Join a reading group without having to read a prescribed, boring book! With Book Chats, there's no set book to read, and there are different themes to explore each month.

Book Chats is a relaxed and informal chat about books and reading. Plus it's a great way to meet people in your area. Come along, sit back and enjoy the discussion. Tea and coffee is provided and bookings are not required.

When and where

Carnegie Library

First Wednesday of the month: 2pm to 3pm

Second Tuesday of season: 7pm to 8pm

Elsternwick Library

Third Tuesday of the month: 2pm to 3pm

Please note: 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.

2020 Book Chats program

Month Session topic
January No sessions
February Books you want to throw across the room
March Recommended by a friend (or librarian)
April What I’m reading in autumn
May Vintage crime
May Hot off the press! (additional Carnegie Library evening session)
June Australian landscapes - urban and rural settings
July What I’m reading in winter
August Play it again, Sam: easy to read classics 
September Love is in the air - romance books 
October What I’m reading in spring
November Set under the African sun 
December What I’m reading in summer