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

  • July 15 - We are reading 2 graphic novels
    • Max & the Midknights by Lincoln Peirce
    • Princeless. Book 1, Save yourself by Jeremy Whitley
  • August 19 - The remarkable journey of Coyote Sunrise by Dan Gemeinhart

The Middle Grade Book Club will undergo a change this Fall. We will be the “Kids Book Club” and meet once a month on Saturdays from 2-3pm. Each month we will read a different book and discuss the text, do an activity or craft and have great fun! Recommended for ages 9-12. No registration required. 

Selections for Fall 2019

  • September 7 - The Parker Inheritance by Varian Johnson
  • October 19 - Liliana of the Distant Sea by Erin Entrada Kelley
  • November 16 - In the Footsteps of Crazy Horse by Joseph Marshall
  • December 14 - Flying Lessons & Other Stories, an anthology, written by award-winning children's authors, that celebrates the uniqueness and universality in all of us.

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

Read one or both books for the month and discuss which one was better! Books have similar themes or stories. Reading both books is not necessary to participate in discussion. Recommended for ages 13-18. Beginning in September, the club will meet from 4:00 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month. 

Selections for 2019

  • September - Wilder Girls vs. Sawkill Girls
  • October - The Sacrifice Box vs. The Agony House
  • November - American Road Trip vs. The Impossible Knife of Memory
  • December - Aurora Rising vs. The Disasters

Third Tuesday Book Club

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

Selections for 2019

  • 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 - Being Mortal by Atul Gawande
  • November - Educated: a memoir by Tara Westover (Autobiography)
  • December - A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

Third Thursday Book Club

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

Selections for 2019

  • 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]