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Book Group - Reading for Pleasure - For existing students

Course Outline

This course encourages reading and the sharing of ideas through discussion, looking at the influence of our personal history and how it relates to our preferences in book selection today.

Please Bring

Please purchase or come with the following books:

The Dictionary of Lost Words Pip Williams

Stories Helen Garner [The collected short fiction]

Virtual Classroom

This course will be delivered using virtual classroom via Zoom due to the current COVID-19 situation. Zoom is easy to use video conferencing software with a simple set up. You will be able to see your trainer and classmates and interact as though you were in the same room, all from the comfort of your own home!

This is what you need to join a Zoom classroom:

  • Understanding the basics of using Zoom – see our free Zoom tutorial by clicking here.
  • Access to a computer, iPad/tablet or smartphone; and
  • A webcam* so that you can be seen by the trainer; and
  • A microphone* so that you can participate in the class and be heard by the trainer; and
  • A good Internet connection.

*If you have a laptop computer a webcam and microphone is usually built into the top of the screen frame. Smartphones and iPad/tablets also contain cameras and microphones.

Once you have watched our free tutorial and experimented with Zoom, if you still have questions, we are offering free Q & A Zoom sessions with one of our experienced trainers. See our Zoom page for available dates by clicking here.

About the Tutor

Margaret Baird is a trained English teacher. She currently works as an Individual and Couples Counsellor in private practice. Leading groups both in the self-help and the book group area has been her special interest. She is currently a member of two book groups and is keen to encourage enrichment through reading and discussion.

$130 Limited inc GST / $117
Book Group - Reading for Pleasure - For existing students

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Course testimonials:

  • I enjoy learning about and from a wide range of great books with a group of intelligent and caring women and an excellent leader who guides and encourages everyone.
  • I have been in this group for years and will continue to participate. Margaret Baird is excellent. All opinions are respected. I look forward to enrolling as soon as possible.
  • Margaret is a warm and engaging person and skilled in leading this group and encouraging in-depth discussion and the bringing to light each person's thoughts on the subject book. The group as a whole is friendly and welcoming.
  • I love this book group. We have an experienced and talented convenor and a group of wonderful women participants. What more could one ask for.
  • I enjoyed sharing a wonderful variety of books with a great group of people
  • I have been doing this course for years. It is very interesting and a marvellous group of people. I have enrolled for next term already.
  • Margaret (facilitator) is insightful. Members thoughtful, friendly and interesting. Books well chosen.
  • The trainer is very experienced and there are a lot of interesting well-read people whose opinions are valuable.
  • I enjoyed the interaction in class with a lot of thoughtful opinion.
  • I thoroughly enjoyed the 5 week course. Time of day and venue worked perfectly for me. I would strongly recommend it. Such fun.

Contact us

Narrabeen Annex: 1525 Pittwater Road,
North Narrabeen NSW 2101
Office Hours: 8.30am to 4.30pm, Mon to Fri

Brookvale Campus: Level 1, 14 William St, Brookvale NSW 2100
Office Hours: 8.30am to 4.30pm, Mon to Thur

Post: NBCC Reply Paid 1966, Dee Why NSW 2099

Phone: 02 9970 1000

Registered Training Organisation Code 90113