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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: September - October 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.


Wednesday, September 20, 1 p.m.
Resilient Reformer: The Life and Thought of Martin Luther
by Timothy Lull and Derek Nelson


Wednesday, October 18, 1 p.m.
With the Old Breed
by E. B. Sledge



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, September 20, 7 p.m.
Alexander Hamilton
by Ron Chernow


Wednesday, October 18, 7 p.m.
How the Light Gets In
by Louise Penny



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.  


Thursday, September 21, 1 p.m.
by Bret Witter and Vicki Myron


Thursday, October 19, 1 p.m.
Jefferson's Sons
by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley



RCL - North St. Paul

Meets at 6:30 pm.  


Tuesday, September 19, 6:30 p.m.
The Nightingale
by Kristin Hannah


Tuesday, October 17, 6:30 p.m.
Angle of Repose
by Wallace Stegner



RCL - Shoreview Fiction

First Tuesday at 7 p.m.  


Tuesday, September 5, 7 p.m.
My Brilliant Friend
by Elena Ferrante


Tuesday, October 3, 7 p.m.
Someone Knows My Name
by Lawrence Hill



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, September 19, 7 p.m.
Thursday, September 21, 12 p.m.
Death of a Nurse
by M.C. Beaton


Tuesday, October 17, 7 p.m.
Thursday, October 19, 12 p.m.
Any Inspector Banks mystery
by Peter Robinson



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, September 6, 6:30 p.m.
English Writers


Wednesday, October 4, 6:30 p.m.
Author New to Me