Ben's Book Club
Join Ben Hobson each month as he hosts a popular author and chats about their book. Read the book and bring your questions or sit back and enjoy great conversations from the comfort of your home. Ben's August guest is Frank Chalmers. Conviction is a crime thriller set in Queensland in 1976, where we're transported to a town ruled by fear and a cop who won't be broken. Download and read the book on Libby from 1 August, and then join the chat online Tuesday 23 August starting at 7pm.
Book your seat and download your copy via the Libby App. Keen for more? Find Ben's previous author talks at Gold Coast Libraries YouTube Ben's Book Club playlist.
Library Lovers with Maya Linnell
Maya Linnell author and passionate advocate of romance writing, gardening and cooking, will be hosting a monthly online live event. Featuring a guest author, lifestyle expert, local librarian, and a new topic, this is something you wont want to miss out on. So grab your cuppa and get comfortable for a light-hearted chat about things you love. Participation is welcomed with questions for Maya and her guests. See you on the third Wednesday of the month!
Everyone loves a good foodie and this month, Maya and her book clubbers will be joined by author and food blogger, Tori Haschka. She’ll also be joined by voice-over artist Casey Withoos, whose mellow tones you may recognise from rural romance audiobooks, and librarian Ros Colwell from Melton City Libraries in Greater Melbourne. Join us for a great conversation from the comfort of your couch – we’ll provide the entertainment and you can BYO wine and nibbles!
Previous Library Lovers with Maya Linnell can be found here:
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Open book clubs
Create your own book club and meet at your local library to discuss the books you have read. Ask staff about Book Club Kits to access books for your club.
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 kit contains 10 copies of a title for the exclusive use of your book club.
If interested in registering to use our book club kits, please complete the Book Club Registration form available at your local library. Once registered, you can book your kits online using your book club's library membership card.