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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 2019

The History Book Club

The History Book Club
RCL-Roseville, Board Room

Read the book and join us for a discussion. 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.

Claiming the CityWednesday, March 20, 1p.m.
Claiming the City
by Mary Lethert Wingerd

An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States

Wednesday, April 17, 1p.m.
An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States
by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz



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.  

FrankensteinWednesday, March 20, 7 p.m.
by Mary Shelley

The No. 1 Ladies' Detective AgencyWednesday, April 17, 7 p.m.
A title from the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series
by Alexander McCall Smith



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 GunnersThursday, March 21, 1 p.m.
The Gunners
by Rececca Kauffman

Call the MidwifeThursday, April 18, 1 p.m.
Call the Midwife
by Jennifer Worth


RCL - New Brighton Evening

The New Brighton Book Club meets the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m.
Everyone is welcome to come and join in the discussion.  

Out Stealing HorsesTuesday, March 12, 6:30 p.m.
Out Stealing Horses
by Per Petterson

The Stranger in the Woods

Tuesday, April 9, 6:30 p.m.
The Stranger in the Woods

by Michael Finkel



RCL - North St. Paul

Meets at 6:30 pm.  

Killers of the Flower MoonTuesday, March 19, 6:30 p.m.
Killers of the Flower Moon
by David Grann

Before We Were YoursTuesday, April 16, 6:30 p.m.
Before We Were Yours
by Lisa Wingate



RCL - Shoreview Fiction

First Tuesday at 7 p.m.  

Exit WestTuesday, March 5, 7 p.m.
Exit West
by Mohsin Hamid

Lincoln in the BardoTuesday, April 2, 7 p.m.
Lincoln in the Bardo
by George Saunders



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.  

A Casulty of WarTuesday, March 19, 7 p.m.
Thursday, March 21, 12 p.m.
A Casualty of War
by Charles Todd

The Sleeping Beauty KillerTuesday, April 16, 7 p.m.
Thursday, April 18, 12 p.m.
The Sleeping Beauty Killer
by Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke



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, March 6, 1:30 p.m.
Historical 1900 - 1960


Wednesday, April 3, 1:30 p.m.    
Author New to Me