Cork City

Services and Programmes

Adult Book Clubs / Reading Groups

Love reading and talking about books?  Why not join one of our library-based Book Clubs and enjoy informative book discussions with like-minded people?  Book Club members usually meet once a month to discuss books and writers, and have the opportunity to attend book launches, author visits and trips to places  of literary interest.
Book Club membership is free, and anybody is welcome to join. 

Central Library, Grand Parade.
T:  021-4924900    E:
The Second Tuesday club meet in the Central Library at 2.00 pm on second Tuesday of each month. 
The Saturday Book club meet on selected Saturdays at 11.15 am. 
The Companions of Cordoba specialise in reading non-fiction. They meet every Saturday 3.30p.m. - 5.00p.m. 

Bishopstown Library, Wilton, Cork.
T: 021- 4924950   E:
The Lucky Dip Club is a bookclub with a difference! Members chose their own book and chat informally about books and authors. There are opportunities to attend book launches, trips and visits to places of literary interest. This vibrant and active group meets on the first Friday of every month from 11.00-1.00pm
This group is now full and there is a waiting list for same. Please enquire at the lending desk.

Blackpool Library, Redforge Road, Blackpool, Cork
T:.021-4924933 E:  
Book Club meets at 11.00 a.m. on the second Tuesday of every month, in the community room on the first floor.
The Book Club was founded on 9 September 2008 at St.Mary’s Road Library and it has continued to meet in the Blackpool Library since 2010.
It is a small friendly informal group who welcome new members.

Douglas Library, Douglas Village Shopping Centre, Cork 
T:  021-4924932  E:  
The Douglas Book Club meet on the second Wednesday of the month at 11.00am and currently have 21 members. Usually there is no set book, members discuss what they are reading at the moment. A few times a year they will chose one particular book to read, usually a classic.

Hollyhill Library, Harbour View Road, Knocknaheeny, Cork T23 N250
T: . 4924928  E:
One of the newer book clubs in our services, Hollyhill Readers met for the first time in January 2007. The group meets every 2 months, on the third Tuesdays in January, March, May, July, September and November. New members are always welcome.

Next meeting: tbc

Mayfield Library, Old Youghal Road, Cork
T:  021-4924935  E:
The Frank O’Connor Library Book Club has been meeting since 1994.  Members meet once a month, September - June to discuss books and writers.  Occasionally the members organize activities and excursions around a literary theme.  The meetings take place on the second Wednesday of each month, beginning at 11.00 a.m. Membership is free and new members always welcome. 

Tory Top Library, Ballyphehane, Cork
T:. 021- 4924934  E:
The Book club in Tory Top Library is an active group that also organises trips and lectures for members. New members are welcome. The club meets on the last Tuesday of each month at 11.00a.m.