Riverbend Bookclubs

Welcome to the Riverbend Bookclub hub! Whether you are already a member of our numerous official bookclubs, or whether you are interested in joining, this is where you start. Our bookclubs are listed below - please click through to their pages to find out more or to express your interest. For current bookclub members, you will find this month's book and your calendar for future meetings. 
 

Riverbend Readers

Riverbend Readers meet in the second week of each month (subject to change depending on public holidays) from February to November. Each month, three books are selected by the facilitator, Vicky Tosh, for the members to vote on. The fee is $100 for the year, paid up front to secure registration. Please click above for more information.
 

Knits & Novels

Knits & Novels meet in the fourth week of every month (subject to change depending on public holidays) from February to November. Each month, three books are selected by the facilitator, Britt Owens, for the members to vote on. The fee is $100 for the year, paid up front to secure registration. Click above for more information.


Classics

By Popular demand Riverbend Books is delighted to announce the introduction of our new Classics Book Club!

The enormous success of our classics book chats in 2018 revealed our community’s appetite for literature that due to its quality and longevity of readership is categorised as ‘classic’ 

Here at Riverbend we believe that reading these superbly written stories that have stood the test of time and sharing our insights and understanding of them with other literature lovers will elevate our hearts and minds, reveal essential truths about our shared humanity, help us navigate our way through a world that is changing at an ever accelerating pace, and be great fun!

Riverbend Schools

The Riverbend Schools bookclub is reserved for teachers and teacher-librarians. They meet once a month from March to October. The books are selected each month by our Children's and YA specialist, Pauline McLeod. At the end of the year, certificates are given to count toward professional development - the fee is $100, paid up front to secure registration. Click above for more information.
 

Bright Young Things

Riverbend’s Bright Young Things caters to teenagers in school years 7-10 (ages 12-15). They meet on the third Wednesday of every month from 5:00pm to 5:45pm (subject to change depending on school and public holidays) from February to November. Each month, books are selected by the facilitator, Jane Sullivan. The fee is $100 for the year, paid up front to secure registration. Click above for more information.
 

Whipper Snappers

Riverbend’s Whippersnappers caters to children in school years 5-6 (ages 9-11). They meet on the third Wednesday of every month from 4:00pm to 4:45pm  (subject to change depending on school and public holidays) from February to November. Each month, books are selected by the facilitator, Jane Sullivan. The fee is $100 for the year, paid up front to secure registration. Click above for more information.

Down the rabbit hole

In fantasy we often find tropes that send characters through magic doors or spiralling down magic rabbit holes. When they emerge on the other side they are greeted by a fantastical world so unlike their own, they can only stare and gape in wonder and amazement - or confusion and fear, depending on the situation. Regardless, they are torn out of the real world and thrust into adventure. Every book is a door into another world, and every time we open a book’s pages and begin to read we are thrust into adventure and wonderment. If pure escapism is what you need in your life, we recommend joining Riverbend’s Fantasy Bookclub. Take that step, slip down the Rabbit Hole!


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All of our bookclubs programming is administrated by the wonderful Chloe Townson. You can contact Chloe here: bookclub@riverbendbooks.com.au.