October 1, 2014Q. You often hear people talk about the “equal protection clause” of the Constitution. What does that actually refer to? A. After the Civil War, Congress passed the Fourteenth Amendment which guarantees “equal protection of the laws” to all “persons born or naturalized in the United States. In the Twentieth Century, this amendment (and in particular its equal protection clause) became the centerpiece of judicial efforts to promote civil rights and equal treatment for all Americans. If you want to learn more about the idea of Equal Protection and other aspects of the U.S. Constitution, you’re invited to a discussion series at the Roseville Library this month.... Read More »
September 9, 2014The Four Voyages of Christopher Columbus
Wednesday, September 24 at 7 p.m.
RCL - Roseville
2180 Hamline Ave. N. Popular historian J.B. Andersen returns with the untold story of the discovery of America. It’s a story of exploration and discovery; but also one of dissension and mutiny, ships marooned and at least one instance when Columbus got arrested and hauled back to Spain in chains. Come hear about some of the events that get left out of the schoolbooks. Then prepare yourself to be amazed and amused by the New World shenanigans. This event presented in cooperation with the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute of the University of Minnesota and with the support of Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
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September 4, 2014With the coming of fall, so comes the fall movie season. And so many movies coming out this fall are based on books. Looking forward to comparing the movie with the book? You might want to get on the list for some of these now. After all, The Fault in Our Stars still has a pretty sizable request list. For more about these movies, check out Entertainment Weekly's always impressive Fall Movie Preview issue (8/13/14). On to the films! Gone Girl (release date: 10/3/14)
Book: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
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September 2, 2014Did you miss Lev Grossman's fabulous appearance at RCL - Roseville kicking off the new Club Book season? Were you there but wish to relive the magic? Never fear! For your listening pleasure, Club Book now has podcasts of all of their author events on their website. And now, without further ado - Lev Grossman in his full authorial glory! Slight warning: Despite Lev Grossman being a regular guest on NPR, this podcast contains some explicit language that may not be appropriate for children. Need a little bit more Lev Grossman?... Read More »
August 19, 2014Feeling a little uneasy by the numerous reports of security breaches at major retailers? Increasingly creeped out by the prevalence of online ads that just happen to perfectly match a recent web search? Curious about just what happens to all that information that you sign away on with your store 'loyalty' cards? The library is here to help! Not to comfort you--these books probably freak you out more. But at least you'll be armed with valuable information. Dragnet Nation: A Quest for Privacy, Security, and Freedom in a World of Relentless Surveillance by Julia Angwin - Online ads from websites you've visited... smartphones and cars... Read More »