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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: November/December 2019

Common Threads: The Immigration Experience Book Club

The Immigration Experience Book Club
RCL - Shoreview

Wednesdays, 3 p.m.
We will focus on the timely subject of immigration in the U.S. The club will explore the experiences of more recent immigrants from a multitude of nations in order to examine common themes within the immigrant experience. Read the book and join us for a discussion. 

"They Take Our Jobs!": And 20 Other Myths About ImmigrationWednesday, September 25, 3 p.m.
"They Take Our Jobs!": And 20 Other Myths About Immigration
by Aviva Chomsky

Dear AmericaWednesday, October 30, 3 p.m.
Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen
by Jose Vargas



The History Book Club

The History Book Club
RCL-Roseville, Board Room

Wednesdays, 1 p.m.
Join us monthly with Clarence White, associate director of the East Side Freedom Library, for discussions on a wide variety of topics from Minnesota history.
Co-sponsored by the East Side Freedom Library and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute of the University of Minnesota. This event is funded with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Slavery's ReachWednesday, November 20, 1p.m.
Slavery's Reach: Southern Slaveholders in the North Star State
by Christopher P. Lehman


No December Meeting




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.  

Deadly StillwaterWednesday, November 20, 7 p.m.
Deadly Stillwater
by Roger Stiljes



Wednesday, December 18, 7 p.m.
Bring a book and a treat to share




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 the discussion.

Mrs. Lincoln's DressmakerThursday, November 21, 1 p.m.
Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker
by Jennifer Chiaverini



No December Meeting




RCL - New Brighton Evening

The New Brighton Book Club meets the second Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m.
Everyone is welcome to come and join in the discussion.  

The LifeboatWednesday, November 13 , 7:00 p.m.
The Lifeboat
by Charlotte Rogan

Rez LifeWednesday, December 11, 7:00 p.m.
Rez Life
by David Treuer



RCL - New Brighton Silent Book Club

Wednesdays, 7 p.m.
Looking for a book club with no homework and no guilt? Come to the Silent Book Club, where there's no assigned reading and no need to clean your house for guests. Bring your book of choice and join us for an hour of uninterrupted, silent reading!


Wednesday, November 6, 7 p.m.


Wednesday, December 4, 7 p.m.    



RCL - North St. Paul

Meets at 6:30 pm.  

Where The Crawdads SingTuesday, November 19, 6:30 p.m.
Where the Crawdads Sing
by Delia Owens

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn HugoTuesday, December 17, 6:30 p.m.
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
by Taylor Jenkins Reid



RCL - Shoreview Fiction

First Tuesday at 7 p.m.  

Dream CountryTuesday, November 5, 7 p.m.
Dream Country
by Shannon Gibney

Where the Crawdads SingTuesday, December 3, 7 p.m.
Where the Crawdads Sing
by Delia Owens



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, November 12, 7 p.m.
Thursday, November 14, 12 p.m.
Any of three books by D.E. Ireland



No December Meeting




RCL - White Bear Lake Mystery

First Wednesday at 1:30 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, November 6, 1:30 p.m.
Foreign Writers of Mystery - Not English


Wednesday, December 4, 1:30 p.m.    
Nonprofessional Crime Solvers