Not your average Book Club! It is more than turning pages. It is the first step to engage your community and get them into the library to discuss ideas around lyrics, novels, film, and comics.

The Edge has themed this book club series aroung Apocalypse so that the series as well as the larger project has a through line.

An apocalypse (Ancient Greek: ἀποκάλυψις apokálypsis, from ἀπό and καλύπτω, literally meaning “an uncovering”) is a disclosure of knowledge or revelation. In religious contexts it is usually a disclosure of something hidden, “a vision of heavenly secrets that can make sense of earthly realities”.[1] (

Before you run a Book Club, do your Apocalypse research

Also, if you need some pointers/ideas about facilitating a community discussion, go here Engaging community

How to Run a Book Club Templates

These templates are for running Book Clubs that cover:

  • Novel
  • Graphic Novel
  • Songs and Lyrics
  • Film

Book Club Template

To create a new Book Club you can use this generic template

Book Club Template

This template covers all you need to run a Book Club in your library. It includes:

  • Event plan
  • Pre and post event evaluation tips and forms

Eventbrite Pre

Forms post

A poster you can edit is available as a microsoft word docx and as an open office text document

If you would like to run a Book Club about songs, a graphic novel or a film, you can check out the workshops used at SLQ and other libraries below.

Book Clubs @ The Deception Bay Library

The first three book club events at Deception bay in Sep-Oct 2017 were such a hit that the library decided to continue with the series every second week.

Song & Lyrics Book Club

Invitation Making Book Club

Comic Books - Book Club

3D Printing & Diorama Book Club

3D Printing & Diorama Book Club Session 2

Making Masks Book Club

Here are the posters for the Deception Bay book club series (please note that it was decided not to call it a book club rather 'Larger than Life at the Library' and then for the second series they went with 'Not Your Average Book Club'



Book Clubs @ The Edge SLQ

Bookclub marketing material at The Edge

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