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


No meeting in September


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



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.  

I Am MalalaWednesday, September 19, 7 p.m.
I am Malala

By Malala Yousafzai with Christina Lamb

BeartownWednesday, October 17, 7 p.m.
By Fredrik Backman



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. 

Still LifeThursday, September 20, 1 p.m.
Still Life
By Louise Penny

FrankensteinThursday, October 18, 1 p.m.
By Mary Shelley


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.  

I Contain MultitudesTuesday, September 11, 6:30 p.m.
I Contain Multitudes

By Ed Yong

Dark MatterTuesday, October 9, 6:30 p.m.
Dark Matter

By Blake Crouch



RCL - North St. Paul

Meets at 6:30 pm.  

Woman in the WindowTuesday, September 18, 6:30 p.m.
Woman in the Window
By A. J. Finn

The Murder of Roger AckroydTuesday, October 16, 6:30 p.m.
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd
By Agatha Christie



RCL - Shoreview Fiction

First Tuesday at 7 p.m.  

The Orphan Master's SonTuesday, September 4, 7 p.m.
The Orphan Master's Son
By Adam Johnson

A Gentleman In MoscowTuesday, October 2, 7 p.m.
A Gentleman In Moscow
By Amor Towles



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.  

The Sixth IdeaTuesday, September 18, 7 p.m.
Thursday, September 20, 12 p.m.
The Sixth Idea
By P. J. Tracy

The Old Deep and DarkTuesday, October 16, 7 p.m.
Thursday, October 18, 12 p.m.
The Old Deep and Dark
By Ellen Hart



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, September 5, 1:30 p.m.
English Writers


Wednesday, October 3, 1:30 p.m.
Women as Strong Characters