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 2018

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.

Americas NationsWednesday, March 21, 1 p.m.
America's Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North Americat
by Colin Woodward

Wednesday, April 18, 1 p.m.
Come talk about your favorite history books

Co-sponsored by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute of the University of Minnesota.



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.  

To be determinedWednesday, March 21, 7 p.m.
To be determined


The Custom of the CountryWednesday, April 18, 7 p.m.
The Custom of  the Country
By Edith Wharton



RCL - New Brighton Afternoon

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 Immortal Life of Henrietta LacksThursday, March 15, 1 p.m.
The Immortal LIfe of Henrietta Lacks
by Rebecca Skloot

A Gentleman in MoscowThursday, April 19, 1 p.m.
A Gentleman in Moscow
by Amor Towles



RCL - North St. Paul

Meets at 6:30 pm.  

Akata WitchTuesday, March 20, 6:30 p.m.
Akata Witch
by Nnedi Okorafor

The ChildTuesday, April 17, 6:30 p.m.
The Child
by Fiona Barton



RCL - Shoreview Fiction

First Tuesday at 7 p.m.  

SwingtimeTuesday, March 6, 7 p.m.
by Zadie Smith

MoonglowTuesday, April 3, 7 p.m.
Michael Chabon



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.  

The WatchmanThursday, March 15, 12 p.m.
Tuesday, March 20, 7 p.m.
The Watchman
by Robert Crais

The Saturday Big Tent Wedding PartyThursday, April 12, 12 p.m.
Tuesday, April 17, 7 p.m.
The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party
by Alexander McCall Smith



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.  


Wednesday, March 7, 6:30 p.m.
Author new to me


Wednesday, April 4, 6:30 p.m.