Play the UST libraries’ Daily Trivia Contest online, and enjoy these special events:

Welcome and refreshment table at O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library Center: Every day this week, come to the welcome table where you’ll find helpful information, refreshments, Daily Trivia Contest questions, and the question-and-answer drop box.

Book sales begin today, April 10: The most popular Library Week event, the used book sale, begins today in the St. Thomas libraries. The sale opens to the general public tomorrow. Stop by and browse the tables! You’re sure to find some treasures at great prices.

The sale at O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library Center runs from noon to 6 p.m. today through Friday.

At the Archbishop Ireland Memorial Library on St. Thomas’ south campus, there are book bargains to be had, too. Find titles in the areas of Scripture, philosophy and history. Hardcover books are $1; paperbacks are 50 cents. There also will be cart of free church documents and pamphlets. A special feature at the Ireland library is its silent auction all week for about a dozen reference and theological titles. The auction ends at noon Friday, April 14. Sheila Hague, UST book conservator, also has prepared an informative display featuring the work she and her students do at the Ireland library: preserving books.

At the Charles J. Keffer Library in Opus Hall on St. Thomas’ Minneapolis campus, the book sale runs from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. today through Thursday, and 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. There’s a wide variety of scholarly business titles along with books for fun summer reading. For more information call Andrea Hudson, (651) 962-4647.

Noon Tuesday, April 11, in the O’Shaughnessy Room, O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library Center: Noon Conversations in the Library features a talk and a poetry reading by Linda Finney, who a police officer and a special agent and director of training for the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. She is married to St. Paul Police Chief William Finney. Her poetry first appeared in Poetically Just Us, an anthology of works by African-American writers. Finney will discuss the inspiration for her writing and read several of her new poems.

Wednesday, April 12: It’s “sample day” in O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library Center. You may not be aware of this, but the UST libraries’ staff members are well known for their wonderful culinary skills. They have compiled a cookbook, and it’s ready to purchase. Visit the welcome table and sample some of the recipes you’ll find in the book. Remember: Mother’s Day, graduations, bridal showers, weddings, Father’s Day … this book makes a great gift.

Noon Thursday, April 13, in the O’Shaughnessy Room, O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library Center: Author Susan Price, a librarian at St. Thomas, will give a slide lecture about her new book, Growing Home, Stories of Ethnic Gardening. Price tells of gardeners with diverse backgrounds who have imported the styles and traditions of their native or ancestral lands into their gardening. See Maiju Kontii, who cultivates the roses of her homeland, Finland; Korean Americans whose beautiful gardens include wild sesame and the lovely (and edible) Chinese bellflower; and Kevin Oshima, Japanese “bonsai master.” Price also is the author of Minnesota Gardens, an Illustrated History.