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A Sense of Place Book Club

Join us for coffee and conversation about the places we discover through reading. This book club is focused on novels and memoirs that provide a strong sense of place or community that may be new to us. The A Sense of Place Book Club meets on the first Thursday of every month (September through May) at 11 a.m. in the Fercho Conference Room at the downtown Main Library. Copies of the title for discussion can be picked up at the Main Information Desk, while supplies last. Contact Beth at 701.241.1492 with questions.
Upcoming dates and titles:
Thursday, Feb. 2 – 11 a.m. at the Main Library
Title: How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House by Cherie Jones
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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. This book club meets on the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Fercho Conference Room at the downtown Main Library. All interested readers are welcome. Copies of the title for discussion can be picked up at the Main Information Desk, while supplies last.
Upcoming dates and titles:
Thursday, Feb. 9 – 6:30 p.m. at the Main Library
Title: The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story by Nikole Hannah-Jones
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Tea Time Book Club

Join us for engaging conversation at each month's Tea Time Book Club. All interested readers are welcome! The Tea Time Book Club meets on the second Monday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at the Dr. James Carlson Library. 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.
Upcoming dates and titles:
Monday, Feb. 13 – 6:30 p.m. at the Dr. James Carlson Library
Title: A Long Petal of the Sea by Isabel Allende
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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 usually meets every other month on the third Tuesday 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. No registration is required. If you need assistance or further details, contact Kirstie at 701.298.6954.
Upcoming dates and titles:
Tuesday, Feb. 21 – 1 p.m. at the Dr. James Carlson Library
Title: Anxious People by Fredrik Backman
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History Book Club

History Book Club centers on recent historical events and the people, places, and actions that caused them. All interested readers are welcome. The A History Book Club meets on the last Tuesday of every month (September through May; History Book Club does not meet in December) at 7 p.m. in the Fercho Conference Room at the downtown Main Library. Ask at the Main Library Adult Services Desk for each month’s book while supplies last. For details, contact Steve Hubbard at 701.241.1492.
Upcoming dates and titles:
Tuesday, Feb. 28 – 6:30 p.m. at the Main Library Library
Title: Last Boat Out of Shanghai: The Epic Story of the Chinese Who Fled Mao's Revolution by Helen Zia
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