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: February - April 2015


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.


February 18
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
by Rebecca Skloot

March 18
Vermeer's Hat
by Timothy Brook

April 15
by Laura Hillenbrand



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.


February 19
Ordinary Grace
by William Kent Krueger

March 19
Caleb's Crossing
by Geraldine Brooks

April 16
Behind the Beautiful Forevers
by Katherine Boo



RCL - North St. Paul

Meets at 6:30 pm.


February 17
The Casual Vacancy
by J.K. Rowling

March 17
by Cheryl Strayed

April 21
The House We Grew Up In
by Lisa Jewell


RCL - Shoreview Fiction

First Tuesday at 7 p.m.


February 3
Under the Wide and Starry Sky
by Nancy Horan

March 3
Beautiful Ruins
by Jess Walter

April 7
The Orphan Train
by Christina Baker Kline



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.


February - No Meeting

March 17, 19
The Last Man
by Vince Flynn

April 21, 26
Any book, any series
by Joyce and Jim Lavene



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.

Meet at White Bear City Hall, 4701 Highway 61, while the library is closed.

February 4
Environmental / Nature

March 4
Women as Strong Characters

April 8
Author New to Me