Subiaco Library has just celebrated the 15th anniversary of book club with the inaugural session held back in September 2006 to discuss Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro.
Jeremy Earl has been facilitating the book clubs since their inception and said the anniversary was a huge milestone that he was very proud of.
“I recall that the book club was popular from the first session and there are still members attending who came to that first session,” he said.
“It’s been a real pleasure getting to know our regulars and exploring stories and literature with them – I’m looking forward to many more years of book club to come.”
The City of Subiaco runs three different book clubs at the library – junior, children and adult book club.
Long-standing member, Beverley Noakes, has been coming to the adult book club for fifteen years and said she enjoyed discovering a wide range of different books over the years that she would not normally have read.
She said the fantastic relationships she’s developed with both the facilitator and the other members kept her coming back year after year.
Mayor Penny Taylor said book clubs were a fantastic initiative and contributed to our community in a positive way.
“Not only are book clubs great at giving deeper insight into literature and discovering new genres, but they are also wonderful for your social life and your sense of community,” she said.
“I know our book clubs have helped form a lot of friendships over the years and it’s wonderful to hear that a lot of the same members who came to the very first session are still coming to and enjoying book club today.”
Book club members all get to vote on what book the group reads next to make sure everyone enjoys reading the selected novels.
“We’re always looking for new members and love seeing new faces at all our book clubs,” Jeremy said.
For specific dates on book club, visit the events calendar or drop by Subiaco Library for more information today.