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: May/June 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.

Voices from ChernobylWednesday, May 16, 1 p.m.
Voices from Chernobyl
by Svetlana Alexievich


No meeting in June




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.  

Out Stealing HorsesWednesday, May 16, 7 p.m.
Out Stealing Horses
By Per Petterson


Under a Flaming SkyWednesday, June 20, 7 p.m.
Under a Flaming Sky
By Daniel James Brown



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.  

A Turn in the RoadThursday, May 17, 1 p.m.
A Turn in the Road
by Debbie Macomber

No meeting in June



RCL - North St. Paul

Meets at 6:30 pm.  

Hillbilly ElegyTuesday, May 15, 6:30 p.m.
Hillbilly Elegy
by J.D. Vance


No meeting in June





RCL - Shoreview Fiction

First Tuesday at 7 p.m.  

Behold the DreamersTuesday, May 1, 7 p.m.
Behold the Dreamers
By Imbolo Mbue

The Love Song of Miss Queenie HennessyTuesday, June 5, 7 p.m.
The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy
By Rachel Joyce



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.  

Death on DemandThursday, May 15, 12 p.m.
Tuesday, May 17, 7 p.m.
Any Death on Demand book
by Carolyn Hart

The Woman in Cabin 10Thursday, June 19, 12 p.m.
Tuesday, June 21, 7 p.m.
The Woman in Cabin 10
by Ruth Ware



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, May 2, 6:30 p.m.
Foreign Writers, not English


Wednesday, June 6, 6:30 p.m.
Favorite Author