Events and services for readers

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

Events calendar

Find upcoming events for readers near you.

Meet an author

We host touring national and international authors throughout the year. Look out for some very well known faces coming to a library near you in 2020!

See our events calendar for more information and to book for all events.

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.

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...?

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're reading.

See our events calendar for dates and times of book clubs.

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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