Events and services for readers

If you're keen to get the most from your reading, we have a wide range of events and services to help you find your next great read or connect with other local readers.

Find your next read

Reading on the beach

That's what our friendly librarians are for - call in to any City library and ask us for advice on what might suit your reading interests.

Our library catalogue also has a great new feature to help you find new reads that you might like! When you view an item in the catalogue, scroll down the page to find the new 'You might also like' section. If we have suggestions, you'll see suggested titles and authors.

Your favourite reads of 2018 - Check out the top ten lists of your favourite reads in 2018.

You can also browse our latest new titles lists - including adult fiction and non-fiction, audio books, graphic novels, books for children and young adults.

Our reading websites are also worth a look - see our online resources page for help finding new reads similar to those you already enjoy reading, including Novelist Plus and Who Else Writes Like...?

Meet an author

We host touring national and international authors throughout the year, and celebrate key literary events with special themed activities.

Bookings are now open for our next Author Encounter events:

Sandie Docker book launch
The Cottage at Rosella Cove
Thursday 14 February, 11am - noon
Robina Library

Meet Sandie Docker, Australian author of The Kookaburra Creek Café, as she launches her second novel, The Cottage at Rosella Cove, set in a small Australian coastal town. Nicole has left her old life far behind to rent the old cottage by the water. At first, she avoids making personal ties, but when she discovers a hidden box of letters she soon realises she’s not the cottage’s first occupant to hide secrets. As she lets her guard down, will her dark past catch up with her? Books will be available to buy for signing thanks to Book Face at Pacific Fair. Book tickets now for this free event.

Keep an eye on our online events calendar for other upcoming events.

Connect with other readers

Open book clubs

Our open book clubs run across our libraries - share your thoughts and ideas on books you are reading in a friendly and social environment. There’s no need to book; just turn up, listen and chat about what you are reading. All book clubs run across our libraries are listed in our online events calendar.

Set up your own book club

Want to connect with other local readers and form your own book club? We have lots of tips on creating your own book club.

When you've started your book club, you can access our range of book club kits available for loan, each containing 10 copies of a title for the exclusive use of your book club.

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