Inquiring Minds

Tue
25
Mar

Inquiring minds: 'Unable to place request on this item . . . . ' What’s with that?

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.    Just finished “Atlas Shrugged Part 1” and tried to put Part 2 on hold. Got the message “Unable to place request on this item . . . . “   What’s with that?

Mon
17
Mar

Inquiring minds: Who is Napper Tandy?

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.   Here’s a question just in time for Saint Patrick’s Day. There’s an old Irish song called “The Wearing of the Green.” A line of the song goes, “I met with Napper Tandy, and he took me by the hand. Says he, ‘How’s Poor Old Ireland and how does she stand?’” My question is: Who was Napper Tandy?

Mon
10
Mar

Inquiring minds: Married? Single?

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 people don’t get married as young as they used to, but how many people never get married at all? What percentage of the population is single?

Mon
24
Feb

Inquiring minds: Tell me about the word 'Cribbage'

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 really love the game “cribbage.” Can you tell me about that word? Is there a verb “to crib?”

Thu
13
Feb

Inquiring minds: Who was Saint Valentine? Is he the patron saint of florists?

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 Saint Valentine? Is he the patron saint of florists?

Tue
11
Feb

Inquiring minds: What is a Schauberger repulsine?

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 Schauberger repulsine?

Fri
27
Dec

Inquiring minds: What book is the President reading?

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.  On the radio, they interviewed the Minnesota author of a book the President is reading, but I didn’t catch the name. Can you help me? It sounds like a book I would like to read.

Mon
23
Dec

Inquiring minds: I’m trying to find the name of a 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. I’m trying to find the name of a man who was supposed to be the first American soldier to cross the Rhine into Germany during World War II. After the War, he became a manager at a steel plant. He settled a bitter strike and reformed the plant. Later he became a labor/management consultant, and I know there has been a book written about him.

Thu
12
Dec

Inquiring minds: Can your collection of City Directories help me locate a business from the past?

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 trying to find information on a St. Paul business, but I’m not sure when it was in existence. Can your collection of City Directories help me locate a business from the past?

Thu
12
Dec

Inquiring minds: Thole Lake - origins of the name

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 lake in Scott County called Thole Lake.  Who or what is it named after? Is it an Indian word?

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