Inquiring Minds

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.

Thu
26
Jun

Inquiring minds: What is the origin of the word "caddy"?

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 the guy who carries your golf clubs called a “caddy?” What is the origin of that word?

Thu
19
Jun

Inquiring minds: Famous crime in Emily, Minn., in the old days. Can you tell me something about 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.    There was a famous crime that took place in Emily, Minn., in the old days. Can you tell me something about it?
 

Fri
30
May

Inquiring minds: Looking for a copy of Sir Walter Scott’s “Waverley”

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 am looking for a copy of Sir Walter Scott’s “Waverley” and I can’t seem to find it in the Ramsey County Library system. What do you suggest?

Thu
29
May

Inquiring minds: hard-boiled Italian movies

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’s a certain type of old Italian movies from the ‘60s that I really used to enjoy. They were dark, violent hard-boiled crime stories, and I think the name begins with a hard “G” sound. Can you help me figure this out?

Tue
20
May

Inquiring minds: the original Green Line

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.    Now that the Green Line is coming to the St. Paul, I’d like to know something about the original version. When did the first streetcars start running? And when did they end?

Thu
08
May

Inquiring minds: Homework help at 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.    Is there any way I can get live help with my homework at the Library? I just do better if somebody can explain things to me in person.

Tue
29
Apr

Inquiring minds: Does your library offer notary services?

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.    Does your library offer notary services?

Thu
24
Apr

Inquiring minds: “La natura l’arte di Dio”--what does that mean?

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 have a wall plaque in my kitchen that reads “La natura l’arte di Dio.”  What does that mean?

Fri
11
Apr

Inquiring minds: What does 'BMX' stand for?

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 does the acronym BMX stand for?  I know that it has to do with bikes, but what do the letters stand for?

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