Book Clubs

Join a Book Club - It's Free and Fun!

Ramsey County Library invites you to join one of our many book clubs. From mysteries to nonfiction, there is a book club for you at Ramsey County Library. Everyone is welcome to come and join in the monthly discussions.

We also offer Book Club in a Bag, which is an easy way for you to start your own book club. We provide the books and all the information you need to have a great discussion - you provide the readers.

Book Clubs: September, October 2016


The History Book Club

The History Book Club
RCL-Roseville, Board Room

Meet monthly with eminent area historians as they lead conversations about their favorite titles. Book copies are limited on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration required. Register on the Library's website at or call 651-724-6001. Co-sponsored by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute of the University of Minnesota.

The Boys in the Boat

November 16, 1 p.m.
The Boys in the Boat
by Daniel Brown




RCL - Maplewood Eclectic

Third Wednesday at 7 p.m.

The Maplewood Eclectic Book Club discusses a variety of books from classics to modern literary fiction. We generally read a mystery, a science fiction selection, a young person's book and a non-fiction title each year. Meetings are held on Wednesdays from 7 to 8:45 p.m. in the Community Program Room. For more information call 651-704-2033.


Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
November 16
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
by Jamie Ford

December 21
Bring a Book to Share!





RCL - New Brighton Afternoon

Third Thursday at 1 p.m. Room 122

The New Brighton Book Club meets the third Thursday of each month at 1:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome to come and join in the discussion.


The Madonnas of Leningrad
November 17
The Madonnas of Leningrad
by Debra Dean
No meeting in December



RCL - North St. Paul

Meets at 6:30 pm.


Last Bus to Wisdom

November 15
Last Bus to Wisdom
by Ivan Doig

2 a.m. at the Cat's Pajamas

October 18
2 a.m. at the Cat's Pajamas
by Marie-Helene Bertino



RCL - Shoreview Fiction

First Tuesday at 7 p.m.


Kitchens fo the Great Midwest
November 1
Kitchens of the Great Midwest
by J. Ryan Stradal
The Tsar of Love and Techno

December 6
The Tsar of Love and Techno
by Anthony Marra
Note: Location to be determined




RCL - Shoreview Mystery Book Group

Third Tuesday at 7 p.m., Third Thursday at noon (bring your lunch)

If you enjoy reading mysteries, consider coming to one of our Mystery Club meetings. Newcomers are always welcome! Meetings run about an hour and are held in the Shoreview Meeting room. If you come to the Thursday group, feel free to bring a brown bag lunch. If you have any questions, please see Lynette at the Circulation Desk.


Ann Perry Mysteries
November 15, 2 p.m.
November 17, 7 p.m.
Ann Perry: Any of her Christmas mysteries
No meetings in December


RCL - White Bear Lake Mystery

First Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.

Our popular mystery readers club meets monthly at the library.  Group members read individual titles of their choice based on the theme, setting or topic selected by the group. All mystery enthusiasts are welcome.

November 2
Non professional crime solvers

December 7
English writers