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Book Groups

The Library offers sets of books for use by book groups. Anybody running or starting a book group is welcome to borrow sets of 10 copies of selected new titles for up to 6 weeks. These sets of books can then be distributed among members of the book group.

To borrow a book set, first choose a title from the list below, then call, or visit the library to place a reserve on that book group set for any period of six weeks over the next six months. Book sets cannot be renewed, so please organise your book group to finish in time for you to return the books.

Short blurbs for some of the book group titles are available for download below to help your group select a book.

The Dressmaker - by Rosalie Ham

Book Set Guidelines

  • Book Group Sets are loaned on a patron’s library card for six weeks.
  • That patron then distributes the books among members of the book group and collects all books after the book group is finished reading them.
  • Book Group Sets are loaned in sets of ten books.
  • Book Group Sets cannot be renewed and all ten copies must be returned on or before the due date.
  • Book Group Sets can be reserved for any six week period in advance.

Maribyrnong Library Service Book Groups

We currently have eight Book Groups that run at the libraries. These book groups have up to 10 members and anyone is welcome to join a group. Contact the library for more information about which groups are currently accepting new members.

Footscray Library - 2nd Tuesday of the month at 6:45pm
Footscray Library - 3rd Tuesday of the month at 2pm
Footscray Library - 3rd Saturday of the month at 2pm
Braybrook Library - 4th Monday of the month at 6.30pm
Maribyrnong Library - 1st Thursday of the month at 6:30pm
West Footscray Library - 1st Wednesday of the month at 6:30pm
Yarraville Library - 1st Tuesday of the month at 6:30pm
Yarraville Library - 3rd Tuesday of the month at 6.30pm

For more information contact:
Michael Lay or Maureen Bourke
9688 0290
library@maribyrnong.vic.gov.au

Chinese Book Group

如果你喜欢看书和聊天,请来参加我们的中文读书小组。大家在每个月的第三个星期五上午十点半, 坐在一起谈谈你所喜欢的书,作者,或者聊一些有趣的话题。来参加读书小组的成员,还有机会优先选借新的中文书和音像资料。我们将会提供茶水和点心。
每个月的第三个星期五上午十点半在 Footscray 图书馆/Third Friday each month 10:30 am at Footscray Library
地址 :56 Paisley Street, Footscray, 3011
详情请电Sharon Chen : 96880290

Book Group Title List (updated 06/03/17)

  • * new in 2016
  • All That I Am - Funder, Anna
  • An American in Oz - James, Sara
  • An Unnecessary Woman - Alameddine, Rabih
  • Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons - Landvik, Lorna
  • Bad Behaviour - Starford, Rebecca *
  • Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress - Sijie, Dai
  • Battle of Lone Pine, The - Cameron, David W.
  • Before the Frost - Mankel, Henning
  • Bel Canto - Patchett, Ann
  • Between Us - Hardy, Marieke and McGuire, Michaela
  • Birdsong - Faulks, Sebastian
  • Blood Witness - Hammond, Alex
  • Boat, The - Le, Nam
  • Border Crossing - Barker, Pat
  • Breath - Winton, Tim
  • Breakfast at Tiffany's - Capote, Truman
  • Broken shore, The - Temple, Peter
  • Brooklyn - Toibin, Colm *
  • Burial Rites - Kent, Hannah
  • Café Scheherazade - Zable, Arnold
  • Cairo - Womersley, Chris
  • Caleb's Crossing - Brooks, Geraldine
  • Camel Bookmobile, The - Hamilton, Marsha
  • Carpentaria - Wright, Alexis
  • Certain Admissions - Haigh, Gideon
  • Constant Gardener, The - Le Carre, John
  • Contract, The - Hoffman, Brett
  • Crashing Through - Kurson, Robert
  • Cry, The Beloved Country - Paton, Alan
  • Currawalli Street - Morgan, Christopher
  • Dali Lama's Cat, The - Michie, David
  • Dangerous Games - Writer, Larry
  • Danish Girl, The - Ebershoff, David *
  • Deranged Marriage - Das, Sushi
  • Digger's Rest Hotel, The - McGeachin, Geoffrey
  • Dressmaker, The - Ham, Rosalie
  • Earthly Delights - Greenwood, Kerry
  • Eye of the Sheep, The - Laguna, Sofie
  • Elegance of the hedgehog, The - Barbery, Muriel
  • Father Bob: The Larrikin Priest - Williams, Sue
  • Feel-Good Hit of the Year, The - Pieper, Liam
  • Flying with Paper Wings - Jeffs, Sandy
  • Franklin & Eleanor - Rowley, Hazel
  • Girl in Times Square, The - Simons, Paullina
  • Girl on the Train, The - Hawkins, Paula *
  • Glass Castle, The - Walls, Jeannette
  • Golden Boys - Hartnett, Sonya
  • Gone Girl - Flynn, Gillian
  • Grapes of Wrath, The - Steinbeck, John
  • Great Expectations - Dickens, Charles
  • Handmaid's Tale, The - Atwood, Margaret
  • Happiest Refugee, The - Do, Anh
  • Happiness Show, The - Deveny, Catherine
  • Hello, Beautiful! - Rayson, Hannie
  • Help, The - Stockett, Kathryn
  • House of Grief, This - Garner, Helen
  • Hunger Games, The - Collins, Suzanne
  • Ice House, The - Walters, Minette
  • In Her Blood - Hauxwell, Annie
  • Is It Just Me? - Swan, Chrissie
  • Jasper Jones - Silvey, Craig
  • Joe Cinques Consolation - Garner, Helen
  • Keeping Hope Alive - Abdi, Dr Hawa
  • Kill a Mockingbird, To - Lee, Harper
  • Kitchen Confidential - Bourdain, Anthony
  • Kite Runner, The - Hosseini, Khaled
  • Leap - Jones, Myfanwy
  • Let Me Sing You Gentle Songs - Olsson, Linda
  • Life of Pi - Martel, Yann
  • Light Between Oceans, The - Stedman, M. L.
  • Little Coffee Shop of Kabul, The - Rodriguez, Deborah
  • Little Paris Bookshop, The - George, Nina
  • Little Stranger, The - Waters, Sarah
  • Lola Bensky - Brett, Lily
  • Look Who's Back - Vermes, Timur
  • Lost Swimmer, The - Turner, Ann
  • Love and other Impossible Pursuits - Waldman, Ayelet
  • Love in the Time of Cholera - Garcia Marquez, Gabriel
  • Lovesong - Miller, Alex
  • Major Pettigrew's Last Stand - Simonson, Helen
  • Man Called Ove, A - Backman, Fredrik
  • March - Brooks, Geraldine
  • Me Before You - Moyes, Jojo
  • Memory of Salt, The - Ulgezer, Alice Melike
  • Men on the Menu - Smyth, Bambi
  • Middlesex - Eugenides, Jeffrey
  • Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil - Berendt, John
  • Mister Pip - Jones, Lloyd
  • Mr. Rosenblum's List - Solomons, Natasha
  • Murder is Announced, A - Christie, Agatha
  • My Brother Jack - Johnston, George
  • Namesake, The - Lahiri, Jhumpa
  • Night - Wiesel, Elie
  • Night Circus, The - Morgenstern, Erin
  • Night Games - Krien, Anna
  • Pale View of Hills, A - Ishiguro, Kazuo
  • People of the Book - Brooks, Geraldine
  • Please Don't Leave Me - Chandler, Tania *
  • Poisonwood Bible, The - Kingsolver, Barbara
  • Pomegranate Soup - Mehran, Marsha
  • Rebellious Daughters - Katsonis, Maria and Kofman, Lee *
  • Red tent, The - Diamant, Anita
  • Reluctant Fundamentalist - Hamid, Mohsin
  • Rifling Paradise - Poster, Jem
  • Road Home, The - Tremain, Rose
  • Room at the Top, A - Ducker, Heath
  • Rosie Effect, The - Simsion, Graeme
  • Rosie Project, The - Simsion, Graeme
  • Rules of Backyard Cricket, The - Serong, Jock *
  • Sapphire Skies - Alexander, Belinda
  • Secret Life of Bees, The - Monk Kidd, Sue
  • Secret Son, The - Ackland, Jenny *
  • Shadow of the Wind, The - Ruiz Zafon, Carlos
  • Sisters of Spicefield - Cusworth, Fran
  • Slap, The - Tsiolkas, Christos
  • Sold - Gullifer, Brendan
  • Spare Room, The - Garner, Helen *
  • Speechless - Button, James
  • Spincycle - Weldon, John
  • St. Kilda Blues - McGeachin, Geoffrey
  • Suite Francaise - Nemirovsky, Irene
  • Swan Book, The - Wright, Alexis
  • That Deadman Dance - Scott, Kim
  • Thousand Splendid Suns, A - Hosseini, Khaled
  • Tree Palace - Sherborne, Craig *
  • True North - Niall, Belinda
  • Tumbledown Manor - Brown, Helen *
  • Unbroken Line, The - Hammo, Alex
  • Unnecessary Woman, An - Alameddine, Rabih
  • Unpolished Gem - Pung, Alice
  • Warning: The Story of Cyclone Tracy - Cunningham, Sophie
  • Washerwoman's Dream, The - Lindsay, Hilarie
  • Water for Elephants - Gruen, Sara
  • Wayfaring Stranger - Burke, James Lee
  • We need to talk about Kevin - Shriver, Lionel
  • What Came Before - George, Anna
  • Where'd You Go, Bernadette? - Semple, Maria
  • White Tiger, The - Adiga, Aravind
  • Wolf Hall - Mantel, Hilary
  • Word of Honour - Demille, Nelson
  • World of Other People, A - Carroll, Steven
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