Book Discussions

Indian Head Senior Center Book Club
Small group of people who warmly welcome newcomers who want to make new friends and engage in great discussions about a shared book and beyond. Seniors age 55 & up. Group meets every fourth Wednesday of the month.

Indian Head Senior Center [Directions]
100 Cornwallis Square
Indian Head, MD 20640

Upcoming Discussions
December 20th: "Before the Fall" by Noah Hawley
January 24th: "Age of Miracles" by Karen Thompson Walker
February 28th: "Circling the Sun" by Paula McLain
March 28th: "Commonwealth" by Ann Patchett
April 25th: "Zero Day" by David Baldacci
May 23rd: "Hidden Figures" by Margot Lee Shetterly
June 27th: "The Goldfinch" by Donna Tartt

Waldorf Adult Book Discussion This book club is for adults (18+) who enjoy a lively and informal discussion of classic and contemporary literature. The book club meets on the first Saturday of every month (holidays excluded) from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. Bring a cup of coffee, some snacks and get ready for a great time!

P.D. Brown Memorial Branch [Directions]
50 Village Street
Waldorf, MD

Upcoming Discussions
December 2nd: "The Underground Railroad" by Colson Whitehead
January 6th: Self Selected Poetry
February 3rd: Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
March 3rd: Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson
April 7th: Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens

Homeschool Book (& Film) Club
Have you ever watched a movie based off of a book and wondered, “Is the book better?” If so, then this is the book club for you! This book club is engaging and loads of fun. Participants are exposed to books that they may not have otherwise even heard of, examples include: Chitty, Chitty, Bang, Bang, How to Eat Fried Worms, or Mary Poppins.

This book club meets the first Wednesday of every month at 10:00 a.m. Open to home schoolers of all ages! The books that we read are all juvenile fiction and the movies are rated G or PG.

Waldorf West Branch [Directions]
10405 O’Donnell Place
Waldorf, MD

Upcoming Discussions
To Be Announced

Clark Center Book Discussion
Clark Senior Center, first Thursday of the month, 1:00 pm. We discuss both classic and contemporary titles voted on by the group. All members are age 55+. Grab a bite to eat and come prepared to share your thoughts and opinions about the monthly selection!

Clark Senior Center [Directions]
1210 Charles Street
La Plata, MD

Upcoming Discussions
December 7th: "The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper" by Phaedra Patrick
January 4th: "The Book of Joy" by Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu
February 1st: "A Long Way Home" by Saroo Brierley
March 1st: "The Orphan's Tale" by Pam Jenoff
April 5th: "1984" by George Orwell
May 3rd: "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" by Rebecca Skloot
June 7th: "Love and Other Consolation Prizes" by Jamie Ford

La Plata Book Discussion
A book discussion group for those who love literature and lively discussion. Come if you love the book, come if you’re not sure how you feel! This group meets the second Thursday of the month (date adjusted during the Citizen's Book Bazaar in the spring and fall) at 7:00 pm. Titles are suggested and voted on by the group. Selected titles include: fiction, nonfiction, biographies and classics. For ages 18+

La Plata Branch [Directions]
2 Garrett Avenue
La Plata, MD

Upcoming Discussions
November 9th: "Hidden Figures" The American Dream and the untold story of the black women mathematicians who helped win the space race" by Margot Lee Shetterly
December 14th: "When Breath Becomes Air" by Paul Kalanithi
January 11th: "The Handmaid's Tale" by Margaret Atwood
February 8th: "Ethan Frome" by Edith Wharton
March 8th: "New of the World" by Paulette Jiles
April 19th: "The Woman in Cabin 10" by Ruth Ware (**Third Thursday)
May 10th: "The Nest" by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney
June 14th: "Before the Fall" by Noah Hawley

Writers of Color Book Club
Welcome to the Writers of Color Book Club where we celebrate the authentic voice of writers of color! Get ready to explore a variety of genres, contemporary and classic titles – all written by African, Afro-Caribbean or African American authors, with candor and objectivity. The group meets every fourth Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m.

P.D. Brown Memorial Branch [Directions]
50 Village Street
Waldorf, MD

Upcoming Discussions
December: No meeting, Library closed for the holiday
January 23rd: Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
February 27th: Island Beneath the Sea by Isabel Allende
March 27th: Ain't I a Woman? by bell hooks
April 24th: Self Selected Poetry