Inquiring Minds

Thu
09
Oct

Inquiring minds: Can I replace a damaged book?

Each week the staff at the Roseville Library answers more than 2,500 questions on every subject under the sun. Here are some of the most interesting ones they’ve gotten lately.
Q.    If I damage a library book, can I bring in a replacement copy of the same title rather than paying the Library for it? I promise that the replacement copy will be in good condition.
 

Thu
09
Oct

Inquiring minds: I’d like to know about rare diseases

Each week the staff at the Roseville Library answers more than 2,500 questions on every subject under the sun. Here are some of the most interesting ones they’ve gotten lately.
Q.    I’d like to know about rare diseases. How many of them are there, and what percentage of Americans have one?
 

Fri
19
Sep

Inquiring minds: Donate a book to the library

Each week the staff at the Roseville Library answers more than 2,500 questions on every subject under the sun. Here are some of the most interesting ones they’ve gotten lately.
Q.    I bought a new hardcover book by James Patterson and I just finished reading it. Now I want to donate it to the library. Can I just bring it over to my neighborhood branch library? Should I give it to the Librarian?
 

Mon
18
Aug

Inquiring minds: Can you settle a Scrabble dispute?

Each week the staff at the Roseville Library answers more than 2,500 questions on every subject under the sun. Here are some of the most interesting ones they’ve gotten lately.
Q.    Can you settle a Scrabble dispute? I say that an opponent can challenge one word in a multi-word play. If that word is in the Scrabble dictionary then the play is good. My husband thinks that you must challenge the entire play--all the words that made up the player’s turn. He says if even one word is not in the dictionary, then the play is no good and the player loses his turn. Only after all the words are checked and found to be acceptable would the player get the points. Who is right?

Thu
07
Aug

Inquiring minds: Was Fort Snelling ever actually attacked?

Each week the staff at the Roseville Library answers more than 2,500 questions on every subject under the sun. Here are some of the most interesting ones they’ve gotten lately.
Q.    Fort Snelling was founded to protect white settlers in Minnesota. Was it ever actually attacked?

Tue
29
Jul

Inquiring minds: Books to keep new readers interested over summer

Each week the staff at the Roseville Library answers more than 2,500 questions on every subject under the sun. Here are some of the most interesting ones they’ve gotten lately.
Q.    My first-grader is just beginning to read. What kind of books do you have to keep her interested now that school is out?

Mon
21
Jul

Inquiring minds: How many ounces are there in a pound of silver?

Each week the staff at the Roseville Library answers more than 2,500 questions on every subject under the sun. Here are some of the most interesting ones they’ve gotten lately.
Q.    How many ounces are there in a pound of silver?

Thu
10
Jul

Inquiring minds: Who, in Greek mythology, wandered around looking for an honest man?

Each week the staff at the Roseville Library answers more than 2,500 questions on every subject under the sun. Here are some of the most interesting ones they’ve gotten lately.
Q.    Who was the guy in Greek mythology who wandered around with a lantern looking for an honest man?

Thu
03
Jul

Inquiring minds: When was the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts built?

Each week the staff at the Roseville Library answers more than 2,500 questions on every subject under the sun. Here are some of the most interesting ones they’ve gotten lately.
Q.    When was the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts built?

Thu
26
Jun

Inquiring minds: Why do so many Minnesota place names have the syllables “minne” in them?

Each week the staff at the Roseville Library answers more than 2,500 questions on every subject under the sun. Here are some of the most interesting ones they’ve gotten lately.
Q.    Why do so many Minnesota place names have the syllables “minne” in them? I’m thinking Minnehaha, Minnetrista, Minnetonka and Minnesota itself, for example.

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