Inquiring Minds

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?

Wed
27
Nov

Inquiring minds: How can I get a list of the e-books I’ve read on OverDrive?

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 can I get a list of the e-books I’ve read on OverDrive?

Thu
21
Nov

Inquiring minds: What is “shekhinah"?

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 “shekhinah"? I remember that it has something to do with the light on the face of Moses when he brought the Ten Commandments down from Mount Sinai.

Wed
20
Nov

Inquiring minds: Where did the saying “Lord willing and the creek don’t rise” come from?

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. Where did the saying “Lord willing and the creek don’t rise” come from?

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