Inquiring Minds

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?

Sun
03
Nov

Inquiring minds: What is bourré?

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 bourré?

Mon
28
Oct

Inquiring minds: What’s the most popular candy for Halloween?

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’s the most popular candy for Halloween?

Tue
15
Oct

Inquiring minds: What is a CUSIP number?

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 CUSIP number?

Thu
10
Oct

Inquiring minds: What is a quisling?

What is a quisling?

Tue
17
Sep

Inquiring minds: DVD returns

I returned a DVD to the library, but I accidentally forgot to include the disc. Do I have to pay a fine?

Fri
13
Sep

Inquiring minds: What is the "Cell Phone Lot" at the airport?

The last time I drove to the airport, I noticed an empty parking lot with a sign that read “Cell Phone Lot.” What is that? It seems like people use their cell phones all over the airport.

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