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Book Groups: Overview

Northfield Public Library Book Groups

July 2020

Facilitated by former Adult Services Librarian Joan Ennis, the Contemporary Women Writers Book Group meets virtually the third Tuesday of the month from 7:00 pm in the library.  Books are selected for the following year each September.  

Although the group primarily reads fiction by living women authors, they occasionally read works by living male authors, as well as nonfiction written by women and men. 

As facilitator, Joan begins meetings with background information on the writer.  No advance signup is required to join meetings .To join a meeting click on this link:  Then click on the   Begin Registration   


New members are always welcome!

For more information please contact the Adult Services Desk at the Northfield Library @  507-645-1802.

September 2020

Facilitated by Reference Services Librarian Jamie Stanley, the Northfield Public Library Mystery Book Group meet the third Monday of the month.

The next meeting will be on Monday, September 21st @ 6:30 pm in Northfield City Council Chambers.  The City Hall building is located at  801 Washington Street. (Enter at rear of building off 9th St.)

The group will discuss Indemnity Only: A Novel by Sara Paretsky.  NY: Dial Press, 1982. 244 pp.

Meeting an anonymous client late on a sizzling summer night is asking for trouble. But trouble is Chicago private eye V.I. Warshwski's specialty. Her client says he's the prominent banker, John Thayer. Turns out he's not. He says his son's girlfriend, Anita Hill, is missing. Turns out that's not her real name. V.I.'s search turns up someone soon enough -- the real John Thayer's son, and he's dead. Who's V.I.'s client? Why has she been set up and sent out on a wild-goose chase? By the time she's got it figured, things are hotter --and deadlier -- than Chicago in July. V.I.'s in a desperate race against time. At stake: a young woman's life.

Social distancing measures will be place at the meeting and mask wearing is mandatory.  

New book group members are always welcome . RSVPs to the meeting are  required.  For more information and an invitation to attend the meeting  please contact Jamie at or 507-645-1802.

July 2020

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, meetings of the Northfield Public Library Science Fiction Book Group have been put on hold until further notice.  

For more information please contact  staff at the Northfield Library Adult Services desk at 507-645-1802.


Jamie Stanley, Adult Services Librarian


Facilitated by Angelica Linder, the Spanish Book Club meets the second Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm at the library. No advance signup is required. New members are always welcome!

For more information please contact Angelica at or call 507-645-1821.