Reading Groups in Dublin City Libraries
Reading groups are a popular way for book lovers to discuss books, both fiction and non-fiction, in an informal friendly setting. Some groups meet in libraries or each other's homes, some in pubs or restaurants.
The following is a list of libraries that host groups:-
- Ballyfermot 01 6269324 meets every second Monday of month 2.30pm
- Ballymun 01 8421890 the Afternoon Reading Group meets on first Tuesday of the month from 3pm to 5pm. The Evening Reading Group meets on the last Monday of the month from 6.30pm - 8pm
- Cabra 01 8691414 "Bookends" Reading Group, first Tuesday of each month, 7pm. 'Points of View' book club meets the second Wednesday of each month at 12pm. Wednesday evening readers group (for adults) meet at 6.30pm
- Central Library, ILAC Shopping Centre 01 8734333
'Page Turners' Readers' Group, first Monday of each month, 6.30pm (contact Beata Molendowski 01 8734333)
Sci-Fi Book Club, second Tuesday of each month, 6.30pm (contact Barry Meggs 01 8734333)
- Charleville Mall 01 8749619 meets on the first Thursday of each month, 11.30am
- Coolock 01 8477781 meets on the first Thursday of each month, 11am
- Dolphin’s Barn 01 4540681 meets on the second Monday of each month, 7pm
- Donaghmede 01 8482833 meets on the last Thursday of each month, 7pm
- Finglas 01 834 4906 Morning reading group, first Thursday of each month, 11.30am
- Inchicore 01 4533793 meets on the last Wednesday of every month at 6.30pm
- Kevin Street 01 4753794 meets on the first Monday of each month, 2.30-3.30pm
- Marino Library 01 8336297 meets fortnightly on Saturdays at 3pm - phone library for information
- Pearse Street 01 6744888 Morning Readers' Group, first Thursday of each month, 11.30; Evening Readers' Group, first Monday of each month, 7pm
- Pembroke 01 6689575 Two groups. Group I meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 7pm and group II meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 7pm
- Phibsboro 01 8304341 Wednesday Readers – meet on the third Wednesday of each month, 6.30pm. New members welcome!
- Raheny 01 8315521 meets every second Monday, 11am
- Rathmines 01 4973539, Two groups. Group 1 meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 3pm and group 2 meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 7pm
Shakespeare Reading Group - reads scenes from Shakespeare aloud followed by a viewing of relevant video clips and some guided discussion. Involves no acting and if you prefer to just listen and watch that is fine too. This group meets on the second Monday of every month from 6:15pm to 7:45pm.
- Terenure 01 4907035 Two groups. Group I meets on the first Monday of each month, 7pm; Group II meets on the first Wednesday of each month, 7pm
- Walkinstown 01 4558159 meets on the second Thursday of each month, 2.30pm
Dates and times may vary, so check with the library in advance if interested in participating in one of the reading groups.
There are a number of reading groups that are also affiliated to branch libraries.
If you are a member of a reading group and would like to affiliate to Dublin City Public Libraries contact the librarian at your nearest branch library.
- Books you require will be obtained (subject to certain conditions)
- Members have priority booking for Readers' Day
- Members receive copies of newbooks magazine
- Members receive copies of Fiction Matters
- Members receive advance notification about many book events