December 8, 2022

Find time for personal growth, family connections, and relaxation during the busy holiday season – at your local Hennepin County library.  The following book clubs will meet in December at Hennepin County libraries.  For Hennepin County Library’s complete program schedule, visit or call the library or go online to www.hclib.org
Hennepin County Library – Brookdale
6125 Shingle Creek Pkwy., Brooklyn Center, 952-847-5600
Anime Manga Club
Wednesdays, Dec. 8, Jan. 12, Feb. 9; 4-5:30 p.m. at Brookdale Library
Registration required; begins Nov. 10; limit 20. Grade 6 and up. Whether you like shojo or shonen, or don’t know the difference yet, come read and discuss your favorite series and find new favorites here. Watch anime episodes after the book discussions. Pick up a copy of the book at the children’s Information Desk.
Presented in collaboration with Brooklyn Center Schools 21st Century Grant Program.

Kids Jr. Book Club
Saturdays, Dec. 18, Jan. 15, Feb. 19; 10-10:45 a.m. at Brookdale Library
Registration required; begins Nov. 20; limit 15. Grades 1-3. Join other kids to talk about a great book! Pick up a copy of the book at the children’s Information Desk.
Girls Only Book Club
Saturdays, Dec. 18, Jan. 15, Feb. 19; 11 a.m.-noon at Brookdale Library
Registration required; begins Nov. 20; limit 15. Girls in grades 4-6. Join other girls to talk about a great book! Pick up a copy of the book at the children’s Information Desk.

Teen Guys Read Book Club
Saturdays, Dec. 18, Jan. 15, Feb. 19; 2 p.m. at Brookdale Library
Registration required; begins Nov. 20; limit 10. Guys in grades 6-9. Get together to talk about great books with other guys! Pick up a copy of the book at the children’s Information Desk.
Guys Read is made possible by the Library Foundation of Hennepin County with generous support from the Best Buy Children’s Foundation and the Ann and Jack Cole Children’s Fund.

Teen Girls Only Book Club
Tuesdays, Dec. 21, Jan. 18, Feb. 15; 4 p.m. at Brookdale Library
Registration required; begins Nov. 23; limit 12. Girls in grades 7-9. Get together to talk about great books with other girls! Pick up a copy of the book at the children’s Information Desk.

Hennepin County Library – Brooklyn Park
8600 Zane Ave. N., Brooklyn Park, 952-847-5325
Anime Manga Club
Mondays, Dec. 6, Jan. 3, Feb. 7; 4:30-6 p.m. at Brooklyn Park Library
Grade 7 and up. Whether you like shojo or shonen, or don’t know the difference yet, come read and discuss your favorite series and find new favorites here. Watch anime episodes after the book discussions.
Hennepin County Library – Champlin
12154 Ensign Ave. N., Champlin, 952-847-5350

Teen Manga Book Club
Thursdays, Dec. 9, Jan. 13, Feb. 17; 6-7:30 p.m. at Champlin Library
Grade 6 and up. Whether you like shojo or shonen, or don’t know the difference yet, discuss your favorite series and find new favorites here. Titles for each month will be selected by the club at the previous month’s meeting.
Hennepin County Library – East Lake
2727 E. Lake St., Minneapolis, 952-847-8425

Kids Book Club
Saturdays, Dec. 18, Jan. 8, Jan. 29; 10 a.m. at East Lake Library
Registration required; begins Nov. 20; limit 10. Grades 4-6. Join other kids to talk about a great book!
Hennepin County Library – Franklin
1314 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis, 952-847-2925

Seniors Play-Reading Group
Fridays, Dec. 10, Jan. 14, Feb. 11; 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Franklin Library
Join us for a stimulating morning of reading and discussion of some of the great plays of our heritage.
Presented in collaboration with Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.


Nonfiction Book Discussions for Elder Learners
Fridays, Dec. 10, Jan. 14, Feb. 11; 1-3 p.m. at Franklin Library
Join us for a stimulating discussion of nonfiction books. For additional information, call the library, 952-847-5475.
Presented in collaboration with Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

Kids Book Club
Fridays, Dec. 17, Jan. 28, Feb. 25; 4-5 p.m. at Franklin Library
Grades 4-6. Join other kids to talk about a great book! No pre-reading required. We will read a book and discuss.
Hennepin County Library – Hosmer
347 E. 36th St., Minneapolis, 952-847-2900

Kids Book Club
Thursdays, Dec. 9, Jan. 13, Feb. 10; 4-5 p.m. at Hosmer Library
Grades 4-6. Join other kids to talk about a great book! Pick up a copy of the book at the children’s Information Desk.
Hennepin County Library – Pierre Bottineau
55 Broadway St. NE, Minneapolis, 952-847-2850


Spanish-Language Book Club for Adults
Saturdays, Dec. 18, Jan. 15, Feb. 19; 4:30-5:30 p.m. at Pierre Bottineau Library
Participants will read and discuss the greatest Latin American novels written by Latinos. For more information, call 952-847-5648.
Participa en el círculo de lectores para leer con nosotros las mejores novelas Latinoamericanas por escritores Latinos. Para más información llama 952-847-5648.
Hennepin County Library – Plymouth
15700 36th Ave. N., Plymouth, 952-847-5825

Teen Book Club
Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2:30-3:30 p.m. at Plymouth Library
Registration required; begins Nov. 30; limit 15. Grades 6-9. Get together to talk about a great book with other teens! Pick up a copy of the book at the customer service desk anytime two weeks before Book Club.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Plymouth Library.

Guys Read Book Club
Wednesday, Dec. 29, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Plymouth Library
Registration required; begins Dec. 1; limit 15. Guys in grades 4-6. Join other guys to talk about a great book! Pick up a copy of the book at the customer service desk anytime two weeks before Book Club.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Plymouth Library. Guys Read is also made possible by the Library Foundation of Hennepin County with generous support from the Best Buy Children’s Foundation and the Ann and Jack Cole Children’s Fund.

Guys Read Jr. Book Club
Wednesday, Dec. 29, 10-10:45 a.m. at Plymouth Library
Registration required; begins Dec. 1; limit 15. Guys in grades 2-3. Join other guys to talk about a great book! Pick up a copy of the book at the customer service desk anytime two weeks before Book Club.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Plymouth Library. Guys Read is also made possible by the Library Foundation of Hennepin County with generous support from the Best Buy Children’s Foundation and the Ann and Jack Cole Children’s Fund.

Girls Only Book Club
Thursday, Dec. 30, 1:30-2:30 p.m. at Plymouth Library
Registration required; begins Dec. 2; limit 15. Girls in grades 4-6. Join other girls to talk about a great book! Pick up a copy of the book at the customer service desk anytime two weeks before Book Club.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Plymouth Library.

Girls Only Jr. Book Club
Thursday, Dec. 30, 10:30-11:15 a.m. at Plymouth Library
Registration required; begins Dec. 2; limit 15. Girls in grades 2-3. Join other girls to talk about a great book! Pick up a copy of the book at the customer service desk anytime two weeks before Book Club.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Plymouth Library.

Hennepin County Library – Southdale
7001 York Ave. S., Edina, 952-847-5900

Teen Daughter-Mother Book Club
Tuesdays, Dec. 14, Jan. 18, Feb. 8; 7-8 p.m. at Southdale Library
Registration required; begins Nov. 16; limit 10. Girls in grades 7-9 and their mothers or other female adult. Get together with others to talk about great books! Pick up a copy of the book at the second-floor Information Desk.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Southdale Library.
Hennepin County Library is nationally recognized as one of the top libraries in the United States. The 41-library system serves 1.2 million residents in Hennepin County and offers about 5 million books, CDs, DVDs, electronic resources, and other items in more than 40 languages, and 1,775 public computers.  Last year, there were an estimated 5.6 million in-person visits to Hennepin County libraries and an estimated 15.6 million visits to Hennepin County Library’s website, www.hclib.org Library customers checked out about 17 million items and asked more than 900,000 reference questions.  More than 2500 volunteers contributed more than 86,000 hours of service to Hennepin County Library in 2009.  The library is a service of Hennepin County.

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