Veteran Books & Bars moderator Jeff Kamin intentionally selected Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel for November so attendees would be reading it amidst the discourse leading up to the election. And with the open-to-all club meeting set for Wednesday when election results will be fresh in hand, we’re anticipating an animated event. Kamin guides discussion (the events typically draw around 75 attendees), making sure new folks have the chance to share their thoughts. Note the series schedules Saint Paul and Minneapolis locations for the book club each month: Moon Palace hosts the Minny version on the 13th, but we particularly like Lake Monster for its stouts, sours, and easy parking. Wednesday November 7, 6 PM. Free. Isabelle Wattenberg

Lake Monster Brewing, 550 Vandalia St #160, STPL;