Find Your Book Club

Looking to beat the winter blues? Want to connect with others at your library? Join a book club!

Not only can you check out Book Club Kits (see here in our collection) for your own personal groups, but many Great River Regional Library branches host a regular or monthly book club. Take the opportunity to read a new book, make new friends, and connect over a common read.

 

 

Listed are the libraries hosting book clubs in January and February and their book clubs' description:

 

Albany: Albany Adult Book Club
Last Tuesday of the month or call library for details.
Tuesdays, Jan. 31 and Feb. 28
6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

 

Becker: Becker Book Club
Read the monthly book selection and join the group for discussion. If you haven’t read the book, join the group anyway. Stop by the desk to hear about our current book title and get details. For adults. Registration is required.

 

Belgrade: R.E.A.D Book Club
Each month, readers select a title then meet as a group to dive deeper into understanding the characters and themes, and sharing what they learned and liked (or didn't like) about the book. Join the group for a lively discussion! For adults.
Monday, Jan. 23: Giants in the Earth by O. E. Rolvaag
Monday, Feb TBD
4:00 to 5:00 p.m.

 

Big Lake: Book Club
Read the monthly book selection and join the group for discussion. If you have not read the book, join the group anyway. Stop by the desk at the library to hear about our current book title and get details. Listed book titles are subject to change unexpectedly, due to availability. Book Club will meet every third Wednesday of the month at the Big Lake Library. Registration required. Call or stop in the library to sign up! For adults and seniors.
Wednesdays, Jan. 18 and Feb. 15
Jan. 18: This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger
Feb. 15: Anxious People by Fredrik Backman
5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

 

Buffalo: Adult Book Club
Enjoy discussion of a book from our collection that we hope will stimulate conversation every third Thursday each month. Bring suggestions of your own for future book club discussions. For adults.
Thursdays, Jan. 19 and Feb. 16
6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

 

Cokato: FOCAL Book Club
The FOCAL Book Club meets the last Tuesday of the month at the Cokato Library Centennial Room. January’s read is Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate. February’s read is The Rent Collector by Cameron Wright.  This is an open book club, come if you can; the book discussions are always interesting. For adults. Sponsored by Friends of the Cokato Area Library.
Tuesdays, Jan. 31 and Feb. 28
1:00 to 2:30 p.m.

 

Cold Spring: Adult Book Club
Enjoy reading and discussing old and new favorites while meeting new people. For adults and seniors. No Limit. No registration required.
Tuesdays, Jan. 17 and Feb. 21
6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

 

Delano: Monthly Book Club
Ready to read across the genres? The library will provide the books each month. Usually there is one large print and one book on CD available. For adults and older teens. Registration required. Limit of 10. Sponsored by the Gwen Kittock Memorial Fund and the Delano Friends of the Library.
Wednesdays, Jan. 11 and Feb. 15
6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

 

Eagle Bend: Adult Book Club
If you enjoy reading and discussing books, then this is the group for you. A fun opportunity for you to learn interesting facts about the authors and share your opinions. Contact the library for the monthly book selection and to sign up.
Tuesdays, Jan. 24 and Feb. 28
4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

 

Elk River: Adult Book Club
Library staff will guide discussion of a book from our collection that we hope will stimulate interesting conversation. Call the library to find out which title has been selected for the upcoming month, and bring suggestions of your own for future book club discussions. Registration required.
Tuesdays, Jan. 10 and Feb. 7    
6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Historical Graphic Novel Book Club
Join us for our new Teens & Tweens Historical Graphic Novel Book Club! Each monthly session will feature a graphic novel depicting a particular event, period, person, or classic piece of literature in history. Attendees will discuss a historical graphic novel, determine future titles for the group, and participate in fun activities and/or games. Check with the library each month for the title of the graphic novel. Registration required. Limit 15.
For teens and tweens aged 12 to 18. Sponsored by Elk River Friends of the Library.
Wednesdays, Jan. 25 and Feb. 22
5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

 


Foley: Book Club
Enjoy reading a book, taking part in a lively discussion and meeting with new and old friends. For adults and seniors. Pick up a copy of the book selection at the circulation desk. No limit, no registration required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Foley Library.
Tuesdays, Jan. 10 and Feb. 14
10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

 

Howard Lake: Book Club at The Lodge
This ongoing book club meets occasional Thursdays as decided by participants at The Lodge of Howard Lake senior living facility.
Thursdays in Jan. and Feb.
10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

 

Little Falls: Cozy Corner Book Discussion Group
Join our exploration of new and notable (mostly fiction) books. Selected titles available for pickup at the Little Falls Circulation Desk. Discussions take place in the Loft. Limit 12. For adults. Sponsored by the Friends of the Little Falls Carnegie Library.
Tuesdays, Jan. 3 and Feb. 7
2:00 to 3:00 p.m.

 

Monticello: Thursday Book Club
Books, friends, lively discussion, and coffee. Join us on the second Thursday of the month as we bring back our book club. Check in with the front desk for this month's selection. We will be voting on the next month's book as a group. For adults.
Thursdays, Jan. 12 and Feb. 9
5:30 to 6:45 p.m.

 

Rockford: Book Club
If you enjoy reading and discussing books, then this is the group for you. A fun opportunity for you to learn interesting facts about the authors, talk about books, and meet new people. Contact the library for the monthly book selection and to sign up. Registration required. Limit 10. Sponsored by the Rockford Friends of the Library. For ages 18 to adult.
Mondays, Jan. 23 and Feb. 27
5:00 to 6:00 p.m.

 

St. Cloud: Between the Covers Book Discussion
In January we’ll be discussing the book No Gods No Monsters by Cadwell Turnbull, and in February the book Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire.
 For adults and teens interested in the book title. No limit.
Monday, Jan. 23 and Tuesday, Feb. 28
7:00 to 8:00 p.m.

 

St. Michael: Adult Book Club
Come meet new friends and enjoy some lively discussions. January’s selection is The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, and February’s selection is The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield. For adults. No limit.
Wednesdays, Jan. 11 and Feb. 8
6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

 

Waite Park: Page Turners Evening Book Club
Enjoy an evening of meeting new friends and discussing the latest in “hot off the press” as well as classic literary works. Bring your insights home to share with family and friends. For adults.
Thursdays, Jan. 19 and Feb. 16
5:30 to 7:00 p.m.

 

 

See more library events on our Calendar here.

Adult Book Club (with stack of books)