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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: March - April 2017


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 www.rclreads.org or call 651-724-6001. Co-sponsored by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute of the University of Minnesota.

syndetics-scRCL - Roseville, Board Room

Wednesday, May 17, 1pm
The New Jim Crow
by Michelle Alexander


Wednesday, June 21, 1pm
A Short History of Progress
by Ronald Wright

Registration Required. 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.



Wednesday, May 17, 7pm
One Thousand White Women
by Jim Fergus


Wednesday, June 21, 7pm
Major Pettigrew's Last Stand
by Helen Simonson




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.



Thursday, May 18, 1pm
The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion
by Fannie Flagg


No meeting in June





RCL - North St. Paul

Meets at 6:30 pm.



Tuesday, May 16, 6:30 pm
News of the World
by Paulette Jiles


No meeting in June




RCL - Shoreview Fiction

First Tuesday at 7 p.m.



Tuesday, May 2, 7pm
by Ann Patchett


Tuesday, June 6, 7pm
by George Orwell




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.



Tuesday, May 6, 7pm
Thursday, May 18, 12 pm
The Pearl Diver
by Sujata Massey


Thursday, June 15, 12pm
Tuesday June 20, 7pm
Any Death on Demand Series
by Carolyn Hart
Sisters in Crime mystery author



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.

The Boys in the Boat

Wednesday, May 3, 6:30pm
Non Professional Crime Solvers

  The Boys in the Boat

Wednesday, Jun 7, 6:30pm
Foreign Settings