The library is now in its 7th year of running Reading Groups. The groups allow people to read around the work of an individual author or a theme and share their reading experience with each other.
Themes and authors for 2013 will include: Emily Maguire, Nick Earls, Genders, Walking, Australian Sport, Librarians' Australian Choice, Domestic Violence, Gangs, Grief, Comedians and Air.
General Reading Groups
Mona Vale Library runs three reading groups which meet in the library for one session per month at the following times:
1st Monday of the month
10am - 12pm
2nd Tuesday of the month
2.30pm - 4.30pm
last Wednesday of the month
6.30pm - 8.30pm
Venue: Pelican Room (in front of the service desk). Please contact Catherine Buddin on 9970 1605 if you are interested in joining one of the groups.
The Mature Man's Book Club
This new book club is a reading group specially for older men in the community to encourage a discussion about reading likes and dislikes, and to talk about different books across all genres, both fiction and non-fiction.
The group meets monthly and there is no special literary knowledge needed, just an appreciation of reading and a willingness to talk about what you have read. Members are free to nominate topics for future meetings.
- Every third Tuesday of the month
2.00pm - 3.30pm
Venue: Pelican Room (in front of the service desk). Please contact Sharelle Ravenscroft on 9970 1609 if you are interested in joining the group.
Book Club Collections
If you would like to start up your own book club we have a new collection of book club books available. Collections available for loan include:
Disgrace - J M Coetzee
Flight Behaviour - Barbara Kingsolver
Enduring Love - Ian McEwan
Let Me Sing You Gentle Songs - Linda Olsson
The One Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared - Jonas Jonasson
Suite Francaise - Irene Nemirovsky
One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Possession - A S Byatt
Past the Shallows - Favel Parrett
Highways to a War - Christopher Koch
You will need to register your group for $100 per year and then you will have access to collections of 10 copies of selected books for six week periods. For more information please call Rebeccah Vick on 9970 1622 or fill out the application form.
We are often asked to suggest book titles or themes for individual readers and groups and to indicate titles that we may have multiple copies of.
We have listed some suggestions from previous sessions that have worked well and provoked interesting discussions. The titles include both fiction and non-fiction.
If you would like to look at more resources to help you find a book to read please go to our Book News & Reviews page.