Book groups

Join a book group

Do you love to chat and share ideas and thoughts about books? Why not join us as we come together to for a friendly chat about what we are reading. For more information how to to join, head to the events page.

We also hold an extensive collection of book group sets that external book groups can borrow. See below for more information.

Book Group




Footscray Library Book Groups

Second Tuesday Book Group

Footscray Library


Every 2nd Tuesday of the month.

Third Tuesday Book Group

Footscray Library


Every 3rd Tuesday of the month.

 Supper Club Book Group

 Footscray Library  6:30pm Every 3rd Tuesday of the month.

Saturday Book Group

Footscray Library


Every 3rd Saturday of the month.

Maribyrnong Library Book Groups

Maribyrnong Zoom Book Group  Online via Zoom  6.30pm Every 2nd Thursday of the month.
 Maribyrnong Day Book Group  Maribyrnong Library 2pm Every 4th Tuesday of the month.

West Footscray Book Groups

Queer Book Group West Footscray Library 11am Every 4th Saturday of the month.
West Footscray Book Chat West Footscray Library   2pm Every 1st Wednesday of the month.

Yarraville Library Book Groups


Evening Book Group

Yarraville Library


Every 1st Tuesday of the month.

 High Tea Book Group  Yarraville Library 2pm Every 2nd Thursday of the month.

Kids' Book Group

Does your child love reading, and talking about books? Meet new friends and have fun in this weekly book group at Yarraville Library. Suitable for ages 6-12 years. Bookings essential. For more information, check our events.

Queer Book Group

Join our new Queer Book Group. Designed by the Queer community for the Queer community, come along to the Queer Book Group to read and discuss books by gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex, asexual and queer voices.

We are also looking at adding more programming in the LGBTQIA+ space. If you are interested in attending future events or if you have any requests/suggestions, we would love to hear from you. You can email us on

Chinese Book Group

Join our Chinese Book Group. This book group meets at Footscray Library at 10:30am-12pm, on the third Friday of every month. For more information, call 9688 0290.

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。
每个月的第三个星期五上午十点半在 Footscray 图书馆

Third Friday each month 10:30am at Footscray Library
地址:56 Paisley Street, Footscray, 3011
详情请电 Sharon Chen: 96880290

Spanish Book Group

The Spanish Book Group meets 2-3:30pm every Wednesday, starting July 13. For Spanish readers, this group discusses books, authors and literary news from around the world. Share your thoughts and find out what’s new in the Spanish collection at Maribyrnong Libraries.

Participe en charlas amenas e informales sobre obras, autores, estilos, o simplemente lo que a usted le gusta leer. Comparta sus opiniones y entérese de lo que hay de nuevo en español en las bibliotecas de Maribyrnong. Todos los miércoles de 14.00 a 15.30 hrs.


Borrow a book set

If you run a book group, we have sets of books that you can borrow. Ten copies of selected new titles can be loaned for up to six weeks.

To borrow a book set, first choose a title from the list below, then call or visit the library to place a reserve on it.

Book set guidelines

  • The set is loaned on a patron’s library card for six weeks.
  • Book sets cannot be renewed.
  • All 10 copies must be returned on or before the due date.
  • Sets can be reserved for any six week period in the next six months.

Book group titles

Download our Book Group title lists below: