Inquiring Minds

Fri
19
Dec

Inquiring minds: What is a Geo. A. Prince melodeon?

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.    What is a Geo. A. Prince melodeon?
 

Wed
26
Nov

Inquiring minds: Why is turkey the national Thanksgiving dish?

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 is turkey the national Thanksgiving dish? Why not deer or goose or some other meat that the Pilgrims were partial to?
 

Thu
06
Nov

Inquiring minds: Is Halloween an All-American holiday, or do they celebrate it elsewhere in the world?

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.    Is Halloween an All-American holiday, or do they celebrate it elsewhere in the world?
 

Sat
25
Oct

Inquiring minds: Do 'bereavement fare's still exist?

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.    It used to be that airlines offered special reduced “bereavement fares” for people who had to travel without advance notice to funerals. Do those still exist?
 

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?

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