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

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...?

Meet an author

We host touring national and international authors throughout the year, and celebrate key literary events with special themed activities. Keep an eye on our online events calendar for upcoming events.

Upcoming Author Encounter events

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FLY! - QF32 pilot Richard de Crespigny - Thursday 20 September at 6pm, Robina

On 4 November 2010, a catastrophic explosion rocked a Qantas A380 flight en route to Sydney. In the cockpit, Captain Richard de Crespigny and his team worked tirelessly to land the plane safely. None of the 469 passengers or crew were hurt.

In his new book FLY!, Richard reveals – for the first time - why he was able to react so calmly in a moment of crisis and the lessons he has learnt from that near-air disaster. He also explains how they apply to business — and life, because when you need to step up, what will you do?

Bookings are now open for this much-anticipated free event. Join us, meet the author and hear first-hand the skills he used to avert disaster as captain of QF32. Books will be available to buy for signing, thanks to QBD Books, Robina.

Book online or call 07 5581 1600.

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Fiona McIntosh 'The Pearl Thief' - Wednesday 14 November at 7pm, Robina

Fiona’s forthcoming novel The Pearl Thief is the exciting and adventuresome story of a damaged woman hunting the man she holds responsible for her childhood trauma during WWII. It's out at the end of this month, and you can meet the author here at City Libraries as part of her national tour!

From the snowy woodlands outside Prague to the Tuileries of Paris and the heather-covered moors of Yorkshire comes a confronting and heart-stopping novel that explores whether love and hope can ever overpower atrocity in a time of war and hate.

Books will be available to buy for signing, thanks to Book Face bookshop, based at Pacific Fair.

Book online or call 07 5581 1600.

Our Richard de Crespigny and Fiona McIntosh events are supported by Penguin Random House Australia.

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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