Looking for fact-based book clubs

Inquiring minds


Each week the staff at the Roseville Library answers more than 2,500 questions on every subject under the sun. Here is one of the most interesting ones they’ve gotten lately.


Q.  It seems like most of your book clubs are for fiction readers. Do you have any reading groups that are more fact-based? I’m an engineer.


A. Your timing is perfect. The Roseville Library is just about to start a new book club in collaboration with the Bell Museum for natural history. The Stories and Science Book Club will kick off on Thursday, Oct. 10, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. with a discussion of Michael Pollan’s hugely entertaining book “The Botany of Desire: A Plant’s Eye View of the World.” The discussion will be led by Tim Whitfield and Holly Menninger of the Bell Museum, in support of the museum’s new exhibit called “Wicked Plants.”

You can find more information about other on-going non-fiction book clubs at the library on our website, www.rclreads.org. Other possibilities include the Roseville Library History Book Club and the Shoreview Library’s Common Threads: the Immigration Experience Book Club.

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Do you have a question for the staff at the Roseville Library? You can call them at 651-724-6001 or ask your question in person at the Information Desk, Roseville Library, 2180 Hamline Ave. Library hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday; and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

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