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Book Clubs

The Northfield Public Library offers three different book clubs run by our excellent staff. Enjoy a good book and come together with other members of the community to discuss and meet new friends. Meetings are held in one of the library meeting rooms in the evening for your convenience. 

Through SELCO, we offer the Book Clubs in a Bag program which offers a set of books for groups wishing for a convenient way to hold a book club. Click here to see what book bags are available and place requests.

Lastly, our librarians would be happy to advise you in starting a book club. They can make book suggestions and advise on how to lead discussions. Just ask!

Mystery Book Club

The purpose of the Mystery Book Group  is to have a time and place for a group of people excited by mystery novels to get together for lively discussion. We come to challenge our minds to see the world through the different lenses of the author and club members. We join in the fun of following the twists and turns of a good read.

The Mystery Book Group meets at the Northfield Public Library in the Bunday meeting room on the 1st floor on the 3rd Monday of each month.

Book Group members choose one mystery title a month, with titles decided three months advance at every third meeting. 

The Northfield Public Library arranges for an adequate number of titles to be gathered and held at the library before each month for club members. 

Book Group members are encouraged to serve as moderators at forthcoming meetings.

For further information about The Mystery Book Club click here or contact Jamie Stanley, Adult Services Librarian, at the Northfield Public Library. or 507-645-1802.

New members are always welcome at book club meetings. No advance signup is required!

Science Fiction Book Club

The Northfield Public Library Science Fiction Book Club meets at The Northfield Public Library, from 7:00 - 8:00 pm January through November.  There is no meeting in December.  Meetings are held the last Monday of each month. 

The Book Club selects forthcoming titles tto discuss at their prior month’s meeting. Advance sign-up is not required, and new members are always welcome. 

For further information about the Northfield Public Library Science Fiction Book Club click here or contact David Greenfield at

David may also be reached at 507-645-6606, extension #2.

Contemporary Women Authors

Facilitated by Reference Librarian Joan Ennis, the Contemporary Women Writers Book Group meets the third Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm in the library.  All members of the group provide input for the book selections for the year.The group primarily reads fiction by women authors, but also occasionally reads nonfiction and works by male authors.The meetings begin with background information on the writer, followed by discussion. The upcoming December meeting will be a holiday gathering  with refreshments and readings from favorite holiday books. New members are always welcome!

For more information please contact Joan at or at 507-645-1818.