For some time now we have been running our regular Book Club at the Central Library, Eastgardens which has proved very popular with those residents who read english well and also enjoy reading and discussing the works of different authors.
In recent months our Librarians have had a number of enquiries regarding the possibility of providing the same opportunity for those who read in Chinese, so last week we launched the Joy Luck Book Club, and from all reports the first meeting was a great success. I am told everyone left happy and looking forwarded to their next meeting. For information on the Joy Luck Club, contact Isabella on 9366 3888 or Lin on 9366 3867.
The new club complements our existing book club and we hope to be able to generate more, language-specific ones in the future. The next most popular language at the Central Library is Arabic and if the demand is there we may add that to our book clubs as well. If we haven’t got a particular book in a particular language we can always see if one of the other libraries in the Eastern Suburbs has it and we can get it in a couple of days. The inter-library loan system works very well and all the libraries in the South Sydney Region (SSROC) work together. If you’ve got a particular need, our library staff at either the Central Library or Mascot are there to help.