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Book Groups

The Northfield Public Library offers three different book groups 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, the library offers 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.

Mystery Book Group

The Mystery Book Group meets at the All Saints Episcopal Church (415 Washington St.- enter in back), from 6:30 - 8:00 pm on the third Monday of each month.

Book Group members choose mystery titles three months in 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. or 507-645-1802.

New members are always welcome. 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 to 8:00 pm January through November.  There is no meeting in December.  Meetings are held the last Monday of each month. 

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

For further information about the  Science Fiction Book Group click here or contact Steve Maus at or 507-645-6606, extension #2.

Contemporary Women Authors

Facilitated by Adult Services Librarian Joan Ennis, the Contemporary Women Writers Book Group meets the third Tuesday of the month from 7:00 pm in the library.  The group selects books once a year. The group primarily reads fiction by women authors, but also occasionally reads nonfiction and works by male authors.Meetings begin with background information on the writer, followed by discussion. No advance signup is required. New members are always welcome!

For more information please contact Joan at or 507-645-1802.