DPL Book Group


  • Though these book clubs are in-person, library staff are monitoring COVID-19 cases and the meetings are subject to change or cancellation. 
  • If you have a DPL card, books will be available at the circulation desk at the Main Library to check out while supplies last.

Second Thursday of the month 6-7 pm Book Club in a Bar-Enjoy a great book and even better food! Every month we will be visiting a different restaurant around Duluth and talking about the book of the month. Preregistration is required

Third Tuesday of the month 6-7 Nonfiction Book Club-Are facts your thing? Do you want to become more knowledgeable about the world around you? Come to this book club for nonfiction books all the way!

Third Thursday of the month 11-12 Morning Book Club-Are evenings just a bit too hard to commit to? Come to our morning book club for great conversation and great books!

Third Thursday of the month 6-7 Diversity Book Club-Books allow us to enter the worlds of diverse voices and perspectives. With this book club, we strive to learn as much as we can about the different people all around us.

Book Group Schedule 2022:

*A list of questions for each book club can be found on our online calendar. 

The Book Club in a Bar- Thursday, February 10, 2022 – 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm: Books and food go to together like peanut butter and jelly, so why not have both? Each month participants will meet at a different local bar to discuss their book of the month. February’s pick is The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware and the meeting site is Grandma’s Saloon in Canal Park. Registration is required.

The Non-Fiction Book Club- Tuesday, February 15, 2022 – 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Main Library, Green Room: Are true stories your thing? Do you like memoirs, true crime, factual truth bombs? The Non-Fiction Book Club is for you! February’s choice is Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson, a comedic memoir exploring extreme depression and neurodivergent. In Lawson’s book, you will learn what it is like for a person whose brain works differently and how they process the world around them.

The Morning Book Club- Thursday, February 17, 2022 – 10:00 am – 11:00 am, Main Library, Gold Room: Do you enjoy a warm cup of coffee or tea with your book club? We are offering a morning book club for those of you whose evenings are full and you just need a break to talk about books. This month we will be discussing Kristin Hannah’s The Nightingale, the tale of two sisters and their struggles and triumphs through the Nazi occupation of France. Read the book now before it becomes a movie later in 2022!

The Diversity Book Club- Thursday, February 17, 2022 – 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Main Library, Gold Room: Book clubs offer us a chance to read into the lives of those different from us. Our minds are opened to new experiences all from the comfort of our armchairs. We read to broaden our horizons, and choosing diverse books is a fantastic way to start conversations with those different from us. In February’s book, Felix Ever After, Felix Love wants to fall in love. But when an internet bully dead names Felix in front of his entire school life becomes even more challenging. Told with amazing finesse and charm Callender will introduce us to what it is like to be transgender and how to find love in this world.