Join a book group… from your living room

We may be confined to our bubbles for a number of weeks, but that doesn't mean you have to miss out on the cream of social catch ups - book groups! 

Why not get the best of both worlds - see some friendly faces, and hear about some great reads - and join one now.

We are currently offering a range of our book groups on the free video conferencing platform Zoom , until we are able to resume meetings at our libraries. If you don't have a read for this month, don't worry. Just bring along (from your sofa, to your.. sofa) anything you are currently reading to tell us about. You can also check out our great collection of free eBooks and eAudiobooks on our website.

"So how do I sign up?", do I hear you ask? Just email or give us a ring to let us know which group you would like to join. Your book group convenor will then be in touch and will send you an invite to join the meeting on Zoom.

Here's all the info you need on setting up Zoom, and how to join in a meeting - https://zoom.us/freesignup/ 

Here are some of the fantastic book groups who are meeting online in April and May-

Dewey book group, Wednesday, April 29, 2020, 6–7pm

If you enjoy reading non-fiction then come join our friendly group of readers and chat about your favourites. Each month you will read a book of your choice on a set theme and over the year we will read across the entire Dewey Decimal spectrum.
Free. Bookings Required

Tūranga ESOL Book group, Wednesday, April 29, 2020, 10:00am– 12 midday (usually 6-7pm)

Read a short book especially designed for ESOL learners, then come along to talk about it. This programme helps people who want to improve their English reading and vocabulary in a relaxed, fun environment, meet new people and gain more confidence with their conversation skills.
(Please note that we are not currently collecting the $15 yearly fee from new members or supplying a book, but you are still welcome to join in. Contact us for more details).

Parklands Library Book Discussion Group, Monday, May 4, 2020, 7.30-9pm

This group is for those who love reading and want to share in discussion with other friendly book lovers.
We subscribe to the Book Discussion Scheme so there is a cost involved. (Please note that we are not able to collect this fee from new members at present or supply a book, but you are still welcome to join in. Contact us for more details).

Tūranga Nonfiction Book Discussion Group, Wednesday, May 6, 2020, 1.30-2:30pm

For those who love reading nonfiction and want to share in discussion with other friendly book lovers.
We subscribe to the Book Discussion Scheme so there is a cost involved. (Please note that we are not able to collect this fee from new members at present or supply a book, but you are still welcome to join in. Contact us for more details).

Fendalton Library Chinese Book Club, Friday, May 8, 2020, 6:30-7:30pm

This group is for adult Chinese-speaking customers. We are a group of book lovers reading both Chinese and English titles.
Group meetings are an opportunity for us to share ideas, encourage reading, and socialise with each other. We have a reading theme for each month based on the participants preferences. You can read a book from the recommended list, choose a book for yourself, or just come to listen to other's sharing.
Free. No bookings required.
这是一个免费成年人的华人中英文读书会。我们喜欢读书,希望以书会友。每月读书会有根据书友意见选取的主题。四月推荐清单附上。欢迎加入分享和倾听,无需预约。

Tūranga ESOL Book group, Monday, May 11, 2020, 10.30am– 12 midday

Read a short book especially designed for ESOL learners, then come along to talk about it. This programme helps people who want to improve their English reading and vocabulary in a relaxed, fun environment, meet new people and gain more confidence with their conversation skills.
(Please note that we are not currently collecting the $15 yearly fee from new members or supplying a book, but you are still welcome to join in. Contact us for more details):

Tūranga Book Discussion Group, Tuesday, May 12, 2020, 6-7pm

This group is for those who love reading and want to share in discussion with other friendly book lovers.
We subscribe to the Book Discussion Scheme so there is a cost involved. (Please note that we are not able to collect this fee from new members at present or supply a book, but you are still welcome to join in. Contact us for more details).

Spanish Book Club, Wednesday, May 13, 2020, 6–7pm

Love sharing your favourite reads? Come and join other Spanish speaking book lovers in our friendly, relaxed environment.
Free, no bookings required.

Shirley Library Book Discussion Group, Thursday, May 14, 2020, 6-7pm

This group is for those who love reading and want to share in discussion with other friendly book lovers.
We subscribe to the Book Discussion Scheme so there is a cost involved. (Please note that we are not able to collect this fee from new members at present or supply a book, but you are still welcome to join in. Contact us for more details).

Tūranga Book Club, Wednesday, May 20, 2020, 1-2pm

Book Clubs are run independently by the libraries. They are informal and free. Love sharing your favourite reads? Join other book lovers in our friendly, relaxed environment to discuss fiction and nonfiction.
No bookings required.

Grab a read, and we'll see you there (virtually speaking).

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