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.

September 21
Letters of Paul
by Calvin Roetzel

October 19, 1 p.m.
Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin
by Timothy Snyder



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.


September 21
by R. J. Palacio

October 19
Rez Life
by David Treuer



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.


September 15
Jelly's Gold
David Housewright

October 20
Bohemian Flats
by Mary Relindes Ellis



RCL - North St. Paul

Meets at 6:30 pm.


September 20
by Daphne du Maurier

October 18
The Sound of Gravel
by Ruth Wariner


RCL - Shoreview Fiction

First Tuesday at 7 p.m.


September 6
The Goldfinch
by Donna Tartt

October 4
How to be Both
by Ali Smith



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.


A Beautiful Blue Death
September 15
September 20
W is for Wasted
by Sue Grafton
A Beautiful Blue Death
October 18
October 20
Murder in the Marais
by Cara Black


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.

September 7
Foreign Writers - not English

October 5
Cozy Mysteries