Ramsey County Library will be closed on Monday, January 21, 2019.

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

The Fall of WisconsinWednesday, October 17, 1p.m.
The Fall of Wisconsin
By Dan Kaufman
Co-sponsored by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute of the University of Minnesota

Shout, Sister, Shout!

Wednesday, November 21, 1p.m.
Shout, Sister, Shout!: The Untold Story of Rock-and-Roll Trailblazer Sister Rosetta Tharpe

By Gayle F. Wald
Co-sponsored by the East Side Freedom Library with additional participation of OLLI



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.  

City of Saints and ThievesWednesday, November 21, 7 p.m.
City of Saints and Thieves

By Natalie C. Anderson


Wednesday, December 19, 7 p.m.
Everyone brings a book 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 in the discussion. 

Among the WickedThursday, November 14, 1 p.m.
Among the Wicked
By Linda Castillo

                        No meeting in December


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.  

Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American CityTuesday, November 13, 6:30 p.m.
Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City
By Matthew Desmond

The Tea Girl of Hummingbird LaneTuesday, December 11, 6:30 p.m.
The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane
By Lisa See



RCL - North St. Paul

Meets at 6:30 pm.  

Educated: A MemoirTuesday, November 20, 6:30 p.m.
Educated: A Memoir
By Tara Westover

The Readers of Broken Wheel RecommendTuesday, December 18, 6:30 p.m.
The Readers of Broken Wheel Recomend
By Katarina Bivald



RCL - Shoreview Fiction

First Tuesday at 7 p.m.  

The LeaversTuesday, November 6, 7 p.m.
The Leavers
By Lisa Ko

News of the WorldTuesday, December 4, 7 p.m.
News of the World
By Paulette Jiles



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.  

Bones to PickTuesday, November 15, 7 p.m.
Thursday, November 20, 12 p.m.
Bones to Pick
By Carolyn Haines

                        No meetings in December



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 7, 1:30 p.m.
Sleuths and Private Detectives


Wednesday, December 5, 1:30 p.m.
British Empire Mysteries