Mystery Book Club
The library has a mystery book club that meets the 4th Wednesday of every month at 6:30 PM. For more information, see our page including the most recent selections.
Stillwater Library Pop-Up Book Clubs
Looking Ahead in the 21st Century
With excitement we invite you to our Pop-Up Book Club events for adults.
Three times a year we are providing a space and time for thoughtful community discussion of our global world. Everyone is welcome. Interested participants are encouraged to read one book from our suggested titles and join us on a Monday evening. We aren’t solving the problems of the world but we hope to discuss what our journalists, researchers and authors are offering us!
Our winter 2020 event will be February 24: Our theme is Optimism and Nature’s Diversity in the 21st Century.
Our spring POP-UP will be April 20, 2020. Stay tuned for the selected titles!
Our past discussions featured these books:
Big Read is the St. Croix Valley’s annual community-wide reading program, applied for by ArtReach Find more information here.
Book Club Kits
Stillwater Public Library has a number of kits for use by book clubs. Each SPL Book Club kit contains 10 copies of a title and a discussion guide
Al Capone does my shirts Choldenko, Gennifer*
Because of Winn-Dixie DiCamillo, Kate.*
Behind the scenes at the museum Atkinson, Kate.
The book of night women James, Marlon
The book thief Zusak, Markus
Breadcrumbs Ursu, Anne.*
Broken for you Kallos, Stephanie.
The compassionate carnivore : or, how to keep animals happy, save Old MacDonald’s Farm, reduce your hoofprint, and still eat meat Friend, Catherine.
Coraline Gaiman, Neil. *
Driftless Rhodes, David,
The evolution of Calpurnia Tate Kelly, Jacqueline*
Extremely loud & incredibly close Foer, Jonathan Safran
The florist’s daughter Hampl, Patricia,
Gregor the Overlander Collins, Suzanne*
How Angel Peterson got his name : and other outrageous tales about extreme sports Paulsen, Gary*
Inside out & back again Lai, Thanhha* : a novel Erdrich, Louise
The latehomecomer : a Hmong family memoir Yang, Kao Kalia
The magician’s elephant DiCamillo, Kate*
The memory keeper’s daughter Edwards, Kim*
Mockingbird : (mok’ing-bûrd) Erskine, Kathryn*
The mysterious Benedict Society Stewart, Trenton Lee*
Nickel and dimed : on (not) getting by in America Ehrenreich, Barbara
The omnivore’s dilemma : a natural history of four meals Pollan, Michael
The orchardist : a novel Coplin, Amanda
Ordinary wolves Kantner, Seth
Orphan Master’s Son Johnson, Adam
The plague of doves Erdrich, Louise
Red earth, white earth Weaver, Will
A room of one’s own Woolf, Virginia
Rules Lord, Cynthia*
Spirit car : journey to a Dakota past Wilson, Diane
Thanks!: how practicing gratitude can make you happier Emmons, Robert A.
A thousand splendid suns Hosseini, Khaled
Tinkers Harding, Paul
The tragedy of Arthur : a novel Phillips, Arthur
Two old women : an Alaska legend of betrayal, courage, and survival Wallis, Velma
The voyage of the Narwhal : a novel Barrett, Andrea
Walk two moons Creech, Sharon*
When you reach me Stead, Rebecca*
The white tiger: a novel Adiga, Aravind
The witness of combines Meyers, Kent
Year of wonders : a novel of the plague Brooks, Geraldine
The SPL kits join the book club kits available from the Washington County Public Library. Stillwater Book Club Kits were initially purchased thanks to a gift from the Stillwater Public Library Foundation. Each kit contains 10 copies of a single book title along with a discussion guide for the book and information about the book’s author. Each kit is packaged into a handy canvas carrying bag.
Check the library online catalog for all book club kits and their current availability. Kits may be requested through the catalog. Kits may be checked out for a total of 6 weeks. * = Children’s Title
Valley Bookseller sponsors a number of Book Clubs.