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Reading Socials

Reading Socials

Welcome to the Nottingham Central Library Reading Socials.

Reading Socials are our reading groups and are a great way to meet like-minded people, talk about books and have fun! Reading groups usually involve reading a book and discussing together. Our Reading Socials are more informal, and will sometimes involve reading a particular book, but other times include reading a certain author, or towards a certain theme.

All of our groups meet in Meeting Room 2 on Floor 1.

Reading Social: the Listening Chain

Second Wednesday of every month, 2pm to 3pm.

Aimed at any adult who finds it difficult to read standard printed books, mainly due to visual impairment but also because of any other disability or factor, we read a variety of genres which is great to expand the types of books that members read!

Come along and discuss books with one of our members of staff, for more information visit our page for the Visually Impaired.

Or contact us at Nottingham Central Library on 0115 9152828 or email central.library@nottinghamcity.gov.uk, to find out more about joining.

Reading Social: Better Read than Never

First Wednesday of every month, 5:30pm to 6:30pm; starting Wed 3 April 2024.

This is our fiction reading group!

This group is reading general fiction, which also includes historical fiction reads as well. We will have sessions that are reading specific books, but for the first couple of sessions, we will be discussing what you have been reading and recommending recently so we can curate reading lists from there.

Come along to discuss your favourite reads with one of our members of staff!

Please book using the link below to secure your place.

Reading Social: Crime Central

Third Wednesday of every month, 5:30pm to 6:30pm; starting Wed 17 April 2024.

This is our Crime and Thriller reading group.  We will have sessions that are reading specific books, but for the first couple of sessions, we will be discussing what you have been reading and recommending recently so we can curate reading lists from there.

Come along to discuss your favourite reads with one of our members of staff!

Please book using the link below to secure your place.

Reading Social: Literary Pride

Last Saturday of every month, 2pm to 3pm; starting Sat 27 April 2024.

This is our LGBTQ+ reading group.  Reading groups typically read a chosen book each month, but this reading group works differently. This is more of a social, where we have themes to read towards each month, such as ‘found family’, or ‘bi representation’, as well as time to share other recommendations and general socialising.

Our theme for the first month is: your favourite LGBTQ+ reads.

Please book using the link below to secure your place.