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NEW for Fall 2021: A Sense of Place Book Club

Join us for coffee and conversation about the places we discover through reading. This book club will focus on novels and memoirs that provide a strong sense of place or community that may be new to us. The Sense of Place Book Club will meet on the first Thursday of every month at 11 a.m. in the Fercho Conference Room at the downtown Main Library. Registration is required and can be done online. Copies of the title for discussion can be picked up at the Main Information Desk, while supplies last.
Upcoming dates and titles:
Thursday, Oct. 7, 11 a.m. at the Main Library
Title: It Would Be Night in Caracas by Karina Sainz Borgo
Thursday, Nov. 4, 11 a.m. at the Main Library
Title: If I Had Your Face by Frances Cha
Thursday, Dec. 2, 11 a.m. at the Main Library
Title: Empire of Wild by Cherie Dimaline

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Diverse Perspectives Book Club

Nonfiction, novels, memoirs and more – we seek multiple perspectives, with multiple points of entry, and we work to center the voices of marginalized communities and people through our exploration about inequality and injustice in the United States. All interested readers are welcome. The Diverse Perspectives Book Club will meet in person this fall. Registration is required and can be done online.
Upcoming dates and titles:
Thursday, Oct. 14, 7 p.m. at the Main Library
Title: Everything You Wanted to Know About Indians but Were Afraid to Ask by Anton Treuer
November: No Meeting
Thursday, Dec. 9, 7 p.m. at the Main Library
Title: They Called Us Enemy by George Takei

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Tea Time Book Club

Join us for engaging conversation at each month's Tea Time Book Club. September's title is There, There by Tommy Orange and we will meet on Monday, Oct. 11, at 6:30 p.m. at the Dr. James Carlson Library. All interested readers are welcome! Registration is required and can be done online. Ask at the Dr. James Carlson Library Information Desk for each month’s book while supplies last. Contact Jenilee at 701.241.8123 with any questions.

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Classics Book Club

If you love "the classics" or just never got around to reading them, join the Classics Book Club for an informal discussion the third Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Northport Library. September's title is David Copperfield by Charles Dickens and we will meet on Wednesday, Sept. 15, at 6:30 p.m. at the Northport Library. Registration is required and can be done online. Contact Lori at 701.476.5977 with questions.

Please note: Classics Book Club does not meet in the summer.

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History Book Club

Have a love of history and want to talk to others who feel the same? History Book Club centers on recent historical events and the people, places and actions that caused them. he featured title for September is The Trouble with Taiwan by Kerry Brown and Kalley Wu Tzu Hui; we will meet on Monday, Sept. 28, at 7 p.m. at the downtown Main Library. All interested readers are welcome! All interested readers are welcome. Pre-registration is required and can be done here. For more information or to get a copy of the books, please contact Steve Hubbard at 701.241.1492.

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Senior Book Club

Join the Senior Book Club for an informal discussion every other month. Recommended for readers 55 and older, but open to all interested readers, the Senior Book Club will discuss Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate Tuesday, Oct. 19, starting at 1 p.m. at the Dr. James Carlson Library Community Room. Copies of the book are available in large print and standard print, while supplies last at both the Dr. James Carlson Library Information Desk and the Main Library Circulation Desk. Registration is required and can be done online. If you need assistance or further details, contact the Kirstie at 701.298.6954.
Tuesday, Oct. 19, at 1 p.m. at the Dr. James Carlson Library
Title: Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
Tuesday, Dec. 14, at 1 p.m. at the Dr. James Carlson Library
Title: The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin