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 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.

The Children of LincolnWednesday, September 18, 1p.m.
The Children of Lincoln: White Paternalism and the Limits of Black Opportunity in Minnesota, 1860-1876
by William Green

The Relentless Business of TreatiesWednesday, October 16, 1p.m.
Relentless Business of Treaties: How Indigenous Land Becamse US Property
by Martin Case



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.  

America's First DaughterWednesday, September 18, 7 p.m.
America's First Daughter: A Novel
by Stephanie Dray


DuneWednesday, October 16, 7 p.m.
by Frank Herbert




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.

Loving FrankThursday, September 19, 1 p.m.
Loving Frank
by Nancy Horan


A Fatal GraceThursday, October 17, 1 p.m.
A Fatal Grace
by Nancy Horan




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.  

Sing, Unburied, SingWednesday, September 11 , 7:00 p.m.
Sing, Unburied, Sing
by Jesmyn Ward

Killers of the Flower MoonWednesday, October 9, 7:00 p.m.
Killers of the Flower Moon
by David Grann



RCL - North St. Paul

Meets at 6:30 pm.  

Born a CrimeTuesday, September 17, 6:30 p.m.
Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood
by Trevor Noah

The Wonderful Wizard of OzTuesday, October 15, 6:30 p.m.
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
by L. Frank Baum



RCL - Shoreview Fiction

First Tuesday at 7 p.m.  

In the Midst of WinterTuesday, September 3, 7 p.m.
In the Midst of Winter
by Isabel Allende

Little Fires EverywhereTuesday, October 1, 7 p.m.
Little Fires Everywhere
by Celeste Ng



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 Guise of AnotherTuesday, September 17, 7 p.m.
Thursday, September 19, 12 p.m.
The Guise of Another
by Allen Eskens

Like to DieTuesday, October 15, 7 p.m.
Thursday, October 17, 12 p.m.
Like to Die
by David Housewright



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 4, 1:30 p.m.
Favorite Author


Wednesday, October 2, 1:30 p.m.    
Mysteries in the Upper Midwest