Book Clubs

Everyone is welcome at our Washington County Library book clubs! We offer book clubs for adults, teens, and children. We also offer Instant Book Club Kits so you can have a book club anytime and anywhere you like. Browse our list of Instant Book Club Kit titles and our in-library book clubs below. You can also find more book club reads on our list of book club suggestions, updated monthly. 
  1. Hardwood Creek
  2. Lake Elmo
  3. Oakdale
  4. Park Grove
  5. R.H. Stafford
  6. Valley
  7. Wildwood

Middle Grade Book Club

This book club is for kids ages 9 and up. We meet the third Monday each month in the loft from 5-6pm. We'll discuss the book while doing an activity. Stop at the library to pick up a copy of the book or request it yourself through our catalog! No registration required.

Selections for 2019

  • April 18 - Garvey’s Choice by Nikki Grimes
    Please bring your own book choices to the April meeting where we will decide which books we will read for the summer.
  • May 20 - The Serpent's Secret by Sayantani DasGupta

Minnesota Book Club

The Minnesota Book Club meets at Hardwood Creek Library on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 1:30 p.m. The club focuses on books written by Minnesota authors or on books set in Minnesota.

Selections for 2019

Teen Dueling Book Club

The Teen Dueling Book Club is recommended for ages 13-18 and meets the second Tuesday of every month at 5:00 pm.

Selections for 2019

  • April - The Once and Future King by T. H. White vs. TBD King Arthur book


Third Tuesday Book Club

Meets the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at Hardwood Creek Library.

Selections for 2019

  • April - Two old women: an Alaska legend of betrayal, courage, and survival by Velma Wallis (Fiction)
  • May - Gone So Long by Andre Dubus III (Fiction)
  • June - Born a Crime: stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah (Autobiography)
  • July - Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman (Fiction)
  • August - Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver (Historical Fiction)
  • September - Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly (Historical Fiction)
  • October - TBD
  • November - Educated: a memoir by Tara Westover (Autobiography)
  • December - TBD

Third Thursday Book Club

Meets the third Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at Hardwood Creek Library.

Selections for 2019

  • April 18 - An American Marriage: A Novel by Tayari Jones 
  • May 16 - Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer  
  • June 20 - The Great Alone: A Novel by Kristin Hannah
  • July 18 - Marcel's Letters: A Font and the Search for One Man's Fate by Carolyn Porter 
  • August 15 - The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
  • September 19 - The Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison [Banned Book]
  • October 17 - Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann [Crazy Chili night]
  • November 21 - The Tenant of Willfell Hall by Anne Brontë [Classical Literature]
  • December 19 - Thanks! : How Practicing Gratitude Can Make You Happier by Robert A. Emmons [Potluck Party]