Inquiring Minds

Sun
03
May

Inquiring minds: Serendipity and antibiotics

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.There is a word I just can’t seem to call to mind that means a “fortuitous happening” or a “happy coincidence.” Can you help?

 

 

Mon
27
Apr

Inquiring minds: Who does pay the most taxes?

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. We are always hearing about the rich getting off free when it comes to taxes.  Is it really statistically true that “only the little people pay taxes”?
 

 

Mon
13
Apr

Inquiring minds: Name that tune

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 woke up last night with a song with these words running through my mind:
“Zadok the Priest, and Nathan the Prophet anointed Solomon King.
And the people rejoiced, and said:
God save the King.”
Where does that come from?  I know I didn’t make it up.

 

Mon
06
Apr

Inquiring minds: I know that Easter is a moveable feast, but what is the latest date that it can possibly fall?

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 know that Easter is a moveable feast, but what is the latest date that it can possibly fall?

 

Wed
01
Apr

Inquiring minds: A ship named ‘Minneapolis’

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. In Erik Larson’s new book “Dead Wake” about the sinking of the ship Lusitania during World War I, he talks about a British ship named the “Minneapolis,” which was sunk by the Germans in 1916. How was it that the British named a battleship after a place in Minnesota? What was the connection?

 

Wed
25
Mar

Inquiring minds: Can I use a different card at county 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. Can I get a library card at a Ramsey County library if I live in Minneapolis? I already have a library card with Hennepin County libraries, but it would be helpful to have access to more libraries for items that are not available in my home branch.

 

Wed
18
Mar

Inquiring minds: Where’d the tax forms go?

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 happened to the tax forms that libraries used to carry?

 

Mon
16
Mar

Inquiring minds: That dissertation - how obscure is it?

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 need to see a doctoral dissertation from 1952.  Is there any way you can find something that obscure for me?
 

Thu
05
Mar

Inquiring minds: List of checked out materials?

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 there a way to get a list of all the books I have checked out from the library during the past year?

Mon
23
Feb

Inquiring minds: 'Novel' Title

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’m reading a novel, and one of the chapters is titled “Lebenslüge.” What does that mean?

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