Book Discussions

Evening Library Book Club

MPLS - 2nd Wednesdays, 7pm, Library. 

Lively conversation is the hallmark of this group of book lovers. Books are nominated and chosen by the group as a whole, making for a richly varied selection. Come one month or every month—all are welcome! Second Wednesday of the month September through June, Mpls Church Library, 7-8:00pm. 

  • December 12- Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste ng
  • January 9 – Pachinko by Jin Lee
  • February 13 – America’s First Daughter by Stephanie Dray
  • March 13- Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
  • April 10 – We Were the Lucky Ones by Georgia Hunter
  • May 8 – Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann
  • June 12 – The Great Alone by Kristen Hannah


Mid-day Book Club

MPLS - 3rd Tuesdays, 11:30am-1pm, Room 457

Bring a lunch and join Mount Olivet librarian Chelle Urabe and others for lively discussion on a variety of books. Contact Chelle ( / 612.767.2266) if you plan to attend. Bring a friend--all are welcome!

  • December 18th – Dinner with a Perfect Stranger by David Gregory
  • January – Fish in a Tree -- Lynda Mullaly Hunt
  • February – Stars Over Clear Lake – Loretta Ellsworth
  • March – Saving Simon – Jon Katz
  • April – Being Mortal – Atul Gawande
  • May – Educated – Tara Westover
  • June – Rosemary – Kate Clifford Larson
  • July – The Book That Matters Most – Ann Hood
  • August – Until Tomorrow, Mr. Marsworth – Sheila O’Connor
  • September – Before We Were Yours – Lisa Wingate
  • October – Take Me With You – Catherine Ryan Hyde
  • November – Carnegie’s Maid – Marie Benedict
  • December – A Dog Called Hope – Jason Morgan

Book Discussion for Women: Abide with Me by Elizabeth Strout

Strout never disappoints, and this novel is no exception. A story of faith, loss, fallibility, sorrow, growth, and hope, this is a book that draws you into its grace and beauty as only a master storyteller can do and leaves you with lessons for the heart not easily forgotten. Cost: $15 (includes book)