Inquiring Minds

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.

Fri
06
Sep

Inquiring minds: Books on the Lewis and Clark expedition

There are so many books on the Lewis and Clark expedition. I have read Undaunted Courage by Stephen Ambrose. What are some other good books that I could try?

Fri
23
Aug

Inquiring minds: origins of idioms in American lit?

I am looking for a source that will help me determine the origin of idioms used by Americans, particularly those idioms that have their origin in American literature. Can you help?

Tue
16
Jul

Inquiring minds: Does the name Voldemort have a meaning?

Does the name Voldemort have a meaning? I know that “mort” means “death”, but what about the rest of it?

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