Roseville Library launches History Book Club

The Roseville Library History Book Club is a new club that will meet monthly with eminent area historians as they lead conversations about their favorite titles. Enrollment is limited to ensure an intimate discussion experience. Extra copies of the books are available at the Roseville Library, 2180 N. Hamline Ave.

The club will meet on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. in the Roseville Library Board Room. The club will meet on Oct. 19 and discuss Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin by Timothy Snyder. Professor Peter Weisensel of Macalester will lead the discussion on one of the bloodiest chapters of modern European History.

On Nov. 16 the group will meet and discuss The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1935 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown. Jim Stewart, History Professor Emeritus from Macalester, will lead the discussion about a thrilling episode of American courage and stamina during a grim time for international sports competition.

Participants must register separately for each discussion. Sign up online at or call 651-724-6001.

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