Friends of Balmain Library Open Book Group read from a wide variety of literature and regularly meets for an enjoyable discussion and debate about the book chosen for the month. We are always open to new members.
WHEN: The second Tuesday of the month
WHERE: Balmain Library Meeting Room
TIME: 1pm – 3pm
‘Open’ is the operative word in the format of this group. Members are welcome to come to any meeting they wish and so can balance work, family and other commitments without that guilty feeling.
Books are chosen after suggestions from members and there is no charge. There is a Moderator for each meeting and once the book has been reviewed there is a chance to
socialise over some light refreshments. We gather in the Meeting Room situated immediately on your left as you enter Balmain Library.
Past Books read by the Open Book Group together with summaries by Gillian O’Mulloy (FOBL Committee member) of the Group’s discussions are at OBG Books from Oct 2007 with GOM reviews
The following have been selected for future meetings in 2017 and 2018
14th November 2017- We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler
12th December 2017- The Noise of Time by Julian Barnes
13th February 2018 - The Colour by Rose Tremain
13th March 2018 - Commonwealth by Ann Pratchett
10th April 2018 - The Easy Way Out by Steven Amsterdam
8th May 2018 - Dark Emu by Bruce Pascoe
PAST OPEN BOOK GROUP BOOKS:
10th October 2017 - Songs of a War Boy by Deng Adut
12th September 2017 - My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante
8th August 2017 - Swing Time by Zadie Smith