Book Discussion Groups

Book Discussion Group

In-person book discussion groups have been suspended as the library continues to follow health and government guidelines about group size and spatial distancing.  Some libraries are hosting book discussions through email or online. Below is a list of virtual book discussions scheduled with CCPL.

Share your passion for reading with a CCPL book discussion group! New attendees are always welcome. Discover new reads and new friends at a library near you.

The Chesterfield County Public Library offers a variety of book discussion groups for customers to gather and discuss their love of books. Below is a list of just some of the groups we offer.


Meeting Information and Scheduled Reads

Central Library Between the Covers

Fourth Mondays, 1-2 p.m.

Dec. 28   A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

Jan. 25   The Gown : A Novel of the Royal Wedding by Jennifer Robson

Feb. 22   My Dear Hamilton : A Novel of Eliza Schuyler Hamilton by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie


Chester Choices

First Wednesdays, 11 a.m.-noon

Chester Choices discuss historical fiction, literary fiction, mystery and a small mix of non-fiction titles. This book discussion will take place over Zoom.  Please visit our event calendar for information about joining the book discussion.

Nov. 4  Pirate Latitudes by Michael Crichton

Dec. 2  Becoming by Michelle Obama

Jan. 6  Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

Feb. 3  The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris


Clover Hill Critics

Third Fridays, 11 a.m.–noon

For information on how to join this book group, please contact Rose Loren at lorenr@chesterfield.gov..

Oct. 23  Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

Nov. 20  We Were the Lucky Ones by Georgia Hunter

Dec. 18 Hissing Cousins: The Untold Story of Eleanor Roosevelt and Alice Roosevelt Longfellow by Marc N. Peyser

Jan. 15 Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead

Feb. 19 Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens


LaPrade BookThink

First Mondays, 2:30-3:30 p.m.

This book discussion will take place over Google Meet.  Please visit our event calendar for information about joining the book discussion.

Nov. 2 There, There by Tommy Orange

Dec. 7 The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen

Jan. 4 Empty Mansions: the Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune by Bill Dedman

Feb. 1 The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams


Meadowdale Page Turners

Second Fridays, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

This book discussion will take place over Zoom.  Please visit our event calendar for information about joining the book discussion.

Nov. 13 Bel Canto by Ann Patchett

Dec. 11   Rules of Civility by Amor Towles

Jan. 8  Circe by Madeline Miller

Feb. 12 Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane


Midlothian Book Discussion

Wednesdays, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

This book discussion will take place over Zoom.  Please visit our event calendar for information about joining the book discussion.

Oct. 28  The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout

Nov. 18  Something Must Be Done About Prince Edward County: A Family, a Virginia Town, a Civil Rights Battle by Kristen Green

Dec. 16  Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

Jan. 27  The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

Feb. 24  The Dreamers by Karen Thompson Walker


North Courthouse Road Library By The Book

Second Thursdays, 1-2 p.m.

By The Book meets to discuss a variety of authors, fiction and non-fiction.

This book discussion will take place over Zoom.  Please visit our event calendar for information about joining the book discussion.

Nov. 12  Gingerbread by Helen Oyeyemi

No December meeting

Jan. 14 Walden by Henry David Thoreau   

Feb. 11 Home by Toni Morrison