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Local Twin Cities

Minnetonka, MN - Socrates Café
Started November 1, 2001 by moderators Dennis Dienst, Stephanie Steinwedel and Greg Castor in front of the Dunn Bros. Coffee, this group has met every Thursday, minus holidays, since. In early/mid 2002 they added Will Byars as another moderator. In early 2005 they began letting other regulars have a hand at moderating as our group grew from the normal 25-30 to an average of 50-70 individuals due to an article in the local paper, The StarTribune. In recent months we have gone down to a more managable 15-25 individuals, although our moderators love the challenge of large groups, the smaller ones are much easier to participate in.
Thursdays from 7 pm - 8:40 pm
Ridgedale Library - map
12601 Ridgedale Dr.
Minnetonka, MN 55305
Contacts: Dennis Dienst, Will Byars, Stefanie Byars
Website:Ridgedale Library
St. Paul, MN - Socrates Café
Started on Wednesday, March 30th, 2005, this group meets every Wednesday. This group is moderated by Jon Anderson.
Wednesdays from 7 pm-9 pm
1959 Suburban Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55119
Contact: Jon Anderson
Burnsville, MN - Socrates Café
Started November 1st, 2005, there is a Tuesday Socrates Café meeting in Burnsville. This group is moderated by Jon Anderson and Shannon. Please contact them through the email links below for this week's location.

Tuesdays from 7 pm
Burnsville, MN 55337
Contact: Shannon, Jon Anderson

Minneapolis, MN - Socrates Café
Every Tuesday at 7:00 pm. This group is moderated Peter.
(Formerly located in Uptown)
Dunn Bros. map
4648 E Lake St.
Minneapolis, MN 55406
Contact: Peter
St. Paul, MN - Socrates Café
Second & Fourth Sundays from 5:30 - 7 pm
Nina's Coffee Café - map
165 Western Ave. N.
St. Paul, MN 55102
Crystal, MN - Socrates Cafe
The first Wednesday of the month at 6:30 pm
Rockford Road Library - map
6401 42nd Ave. N.
Crystal, MN 55427
Contact: Rosemary Rohach
Minneapolis/Linden Hills, MN - Socrates Cafe
Tuesdays from 7pm - 8:30
Dunn Bros. Coffee
2814 W 43rd Street
Minneapolis, MN 55410
Contact: Mark Hollock

Greater MN Groups
- For those of you not located in the Twin Cities area, here is a list of groups that have been submitted to us.

Alexandria, MN - Socrates Café
Started on November 9, 2009. Refreshments will be served. Everyone welcome.
On the 2nd Monday every month at 7pm
Alexandria Technical College Campus Café
1601 Jefferson Street
Alexandria, MN 56308
Contact: Wendy Lynn
Bayport, MN - Café Philo
On Fridays, there is a group meeting every week at the Bayport Library. This group was founded and led by Floyd Keller.

Fridays from 10:15 am-11:30
Bayport Library
852 N. 4th St
Bayport, MN
Contact: Floyd Keller
Grand Rapids, MN - Northland Socrates Café
Please join ICC philosophy instructor, Brian Vroman, in the Riverview Room at the Grand Rapids Library. This group picks the question before a meeting is held.
Sporadic dates - Please contact the Grand Rapids Library for dates and times.
Riverview Room, Grand Rapids Library
140 NE 2nd Street
Grand Rapids, MN 55744
Contact: Brian Vroman
Website: Grand Rapids Library
International Falls, MN - Rainy River Community College - This group may no longer be meeting. Please contanct Charlotte Klesman for more information.
Monthly Meetings being held the 2nd Tuesday of the month - open to the public.
International Falls Public Library 750 4th St.
International Falls, MN 56649
Contact: Charlotte Klesman
Mound, MN - Socrates Café
Sit back and philosophize with your friends and neighbors at the Westonka Library Socrates Café. The topic is decided at the beginning of the meeting by popular vote. All are welcome and no prior experience is required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Westonka Library.
Thursdays, Sept. 7 - Dec. 21 from 1-2 p.m.
Westonka Library
2079 Commerce Blvd.
Mound, MN 55364
Contact: Please call the library for more information.

Out of State Groups
- Going on vacation but don't want to miss a Socrates Café? Here are some groups that have let us know of their existence. For a more in depth list contact Society for Philosophical Inquiry

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Little Rock, AR - Socrates Café at McMath Library
Second Wednesday of each month from 6pm - 8pm.
McMath Library
2100 John Barrow Road
Little Rock, AR 72204
Contact:Rudy Rieple
Website:Socrates Cafe Little Rock Facebook Page
Little Rock, AR - Socrates Café at Terry Library
Third Thursday of each month from 6pm - 8pm
Terry Library
2015 Napa Valley Dr.
Little Rock, AR 72212
Contact:Rudy Rieple
Website:Socrates Cafe Little Rock Facebook Page
Little Rock, AR - Socrates Café
Fourth Wednesday each month from 6 pm - 8 pm.
Fletcher Library
823 North Buchanan St.
Little Rock, AR 72205
Contact:Rudy Rieple
Website:Socrates Cafe Little Rock Facebook Page
Glendale, AZ - Socrates Cafe
The 2nd Saturday of the month from 2 pm - 4 pm.
Glendale Public Library (Main Branch)
5959 Brown St.
Glendale, AZ 85301
Contact: Douglas Groves
Website: Glendale Library Main Schedule of Events
Sun City, AZ - Socrates Cafe
The 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month from 2pm - 4pm
Sun City Library - North Wing Program Room
16828 N. 99th Ave. (one short block south of Bell Rd.)
Sun City, AZ 85351
Contact: Dick Duane
Website: Sun City Library
Tempe, AZ - Socrates Cafe
The 3rd Sunday of the month at 10:30 am
Changing Hands Bookstore - Community Room
6428 S. McClintock Dr.
Tempe, AZ 85283
Contact: Wendy Shepherd, M.A. - 623-986-3987
Website: Changing Hands Bookstore
Boulder, CO - Socrates Café
Meadows Branch Library
4800 Baseline Rd Ste C112
Boulder, CO 80303
Contact: Larry Winston
Boulder, CO - Socrates Café
West Boulder Senior Center
909 Arapahoe
Boulder, CO 80302
Contact: Larry Winston
Lewes, DE - Socrates Café
Tuesdays from 1:30 - 3:30
Lewes Public Library - Small Meeting Room
111 Adams Ave.
Lewes, DE 19958
Contact: Guillermo Silveira
Sarasota, FL - Selby Library Socrates Café
First and Third Wednesdays each month at 10:30 am.
Selby Library
1331 1st Street
Sarasota, FL 34241
Contact: Jim Chastain - 941-953-9539
Website: Sarasota County Libraries
Sarasota, FL - Gulf Gate Library Socrates Café
First and Third Tuesdays of each month from 1:30 pm.
Gulf Gate Library
7112 Curtis Ave.
Sarasota, FL 34231
Contact: Jim Chastain - 941-953-9539
Website: Sarasota County Libraries
Sarasota, FL - Fruitville Library Socrates Café
Second and Fourth Wednesdays of each month from 1:30 pm.
Fruitville Library
100 Coburn Street
Sarasota, FL 34231
Contact: Jim Chastain - 941-953-9539
Website: Sarasota County Libraries
Palm Harbor, FL - Socrates Café
This group has been meeting since 2006. They meet the first Thursday of the month at 6pm and the third Thursday of the month at 1pm.
Palm Harbor Library
2330 Nebraska Ave.
Palm Harbor, FL 34683
727 784-3332
Contact: Betcinda Kettells
Website: Palm Harbor Library
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Grinnell, IA - Socrates Café
This group was started December 3rd, 2009 by one of our Ridgedale groups old regulars.
Thursdays from 6:30 - 7:45 pm
Drake Community Library
930 Park St.
Grinnell, IA 50112
Contact: LaForest Sherman
Boise, ID - Socrates Café
Tuesdays from 7pm - 8:45pm
Papa Joes Coffee Shop
1301 S. Capitol
Boise, ID 83725
Contact: Scott Harris
Website: Boise Socrates Café
Jeffersonville, IN - Socrates Café
Tuesdays from 7 to 9 pm
Perkfection Café & Bar
359 Spring St.
Jeffersonville, IN 47130
Farmington Hills, MI - Socrates Cafe
We are located in the Birmingham Temple, a Jewish Humanistic Temple.
We are non denominational and welcome all philosophies and political parties.
Second and Fourth Tuesdays from 10:30am - 12pm
Birmingham Temple
28611 W. Twelve Mile Road
Farmington Hills, MI 48334
Contact: Audrey Pleasant
Helena, MT - Socrates Cafe
First Tuesdays of the month at 6pm
The Meeting Room in the back of the Staggering Ox
Lundy Center
400 Euclid Ave.
Helena, MT 59601
Contact: Sue Hoell
St. Louis, MO - Socrates Café
Wednesdays from 7:00 pm to 8:30
The Hanke Room at The Ethical Society of St. Louis - Newsletter
9001 Clayton Rd.
St. Louis, MO 63117
Contact: Kate Lovelady
Madison, MS - Socrates Café
This group is held at the St. Catherine's Village retirement community but is open to the public.
The Fourth Thursday of the month in
The Dogwood Room at St. Catherine's Village
200 Dominican Drive
Madison, MS 39110
Contact: Shirley Marshall, Activities Director - 601-856-0130
Moderator: Cal Hopper
Charlotte, NC - Socrates Café
First and Third Tuesdays of each month from 7-9 pm.
Borders Bookstore
6801 Northlake Mall Drive
Charlotte, NC 28216
Contact: samb@carolina.rr.com
Charlotte, NC - Socrates Café
First and Third Thursdays of each month from 11:30 am - 1:30 pm.
J. Murrey Atkins Library - University of North Carolina
9201 University City Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28223
Contact: samb@carolina.rr.com
Cornelius, NC - Socrates Café
2nd and 4th Fridays of the month, 11 AM to 1 PM
Aquesta Bank - Community Room
19510 Jetton Road
Cornelius, NC 28031
Contacts: Earl Greenwald and Dennis Gorman
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Milford, NH - Socrates Café
The first Wednesday of the month from 7pm to 8:30pm
The Toadstool Bookshops
Lorden Plaza
586 Nahsua Street
Milford, NH 03055
Hosted by: Cliff Anderson & Jim Serna
Portsmouth, NH - Socrates Café
This group meets every other Wednesday and has questions picked out ahead of time.
Every other Wednesday at 8pm
Breaking New Grounds
14 Market Square
Portsmouth, NH 03801
Contact: Sam Peret
Website: Portsmouth Socrates Cafe
Montclair, NJ - Socrates Café
Every Tuesday at 7:30 pm
Montclair Inn
27 Hillside Avenue
Montclair, NJ
Meetup website: http://www.meetup.com/Montclair-Socrates-Cafe
Contact: Ron Hilliard

Canton, OH - Socrates Cafe
Third Saturday of every month from 10am - noon
Second April Galerie & Studios
324 Cleveland Ave NW
Canton, OH 44702
Contact: Tom Davids

San Angelo, TX - Socrates Café
Thursdays at 6:30 pm
Hastings Books - HardBack Cafe
4238 Sunset Dr.
Southwest Plaza
San Angelo, TX 76904
Contact: Kent Fish
Hampton, VA - The Socrates Club
The third Monday of each month at 6pm
La Bodega Coffee House
22 Wine St.
Hampton, VA 23669
Contact: rnadeau123@aol.com
Website: La Bodega
Warrenton, VA - Socrates Café
Second and Fourth Tuesday of every month at 7 pm.
Fauquier County Public Library
11 Winchester St.
Warrenton, VA 20186
Contact: Cynthia Taylor
Website: Fauquier County Public Library
Bellingham, WA - Socrates Café
1st and 3rd Sundays from 11:30 am to 1 pm
Village Books
1200 11th St.
Bellingham, WA 98225
Contact: Lauren Huddleston
Port Townsend, WA - Socrates Cafe
Tuesdays from 12pm - 1:30pm
Belmont Hotel
925 Water St.
Port Townsend, WA 98368
Contact: Douglas Grendahl - 360-554-8073
Note: Lunch is optional but getting something is recommended since we are using their room.
Seattle, WA - Socrates Café
This group falls under the catergory of "Longest running to our knowledge". They started in 2010. Congratulations and keep up the good conversations!
Wednesdays from 7:30 to 9:30pm
Uptown Espresso
2504 4th Ave (@ Wall St. in Belltown
Seattle, WA 98121
Contact: Scot Brannon
Eau Claire, WI - Socrates Café
Previously in Chippewa Falls, Don has moved to the Eau Claire region near the University. Email Don with any questions.
Contact: Don Baker
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International Listings - Going on vacation outside the United States but don't want to miss a Socrates Café? Here are groups that have let us know of their existence. For a more in depth list contact Society for Philosophical Inquiry

Gothenburg, Sweden - Socrates Café
Thursdays except July and August, 7-9pm
Starcups Café
Plantagatan 17
Gothenburg, Sweden`34
Contact: Todd Salen

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