Inquiring Minds

Sun
25
Sep

Inquiring Minds: Reviving a sluggish drain

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’ve heard that it’s possible to revive a sluggish drain with ordinary household chemicals? Do you have a recipe?​

Sun
18
Sep

Inquiring Minds: Kombucha: good or bad?

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.  So what’s the real story behind kombucha?  Is it good for you?  Or is it just a weird-tasting kind of iced tea?​

Sun
04
Sep

Inquiring Minds: What is a ‘knitting nancy’?

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.

NOTE: We will be taking a look back on some interesting questions while the librarian is on summer vacation.

Q.  What is a ‘knitting nancy’?​

Sun
28
Aug

Inquiring minds: E-books 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.

NOTE: We will be taking a look back on some interesting questions while the librarian is on summer vacation.

Q.  Can I request that the Library buy a new book by my favorite author as an e-book? I’d love to be able to read more library books on my e-reader.​

Wed
24
Aug

Inquiring minds: Fort Snelling history

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.

NOTE: We will be taking a look back on some interesting questions while the librarian is on summer vacation.

Q.  Fort Snelling was founded to protect white settlers in Minnesota.  Was it ever actually attacked?

Sun
21
Aug

Inquiring minds: What is Yggdrasil?

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 Yggdrasil? And how do you pronounce it?

Thu
11
Aug

Inquiring minds: Career of Garrison Keillor

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 noticed that Garrison Keillor is retiring from his radio program this summer.  Can you tell me when his career began?​

Wed
10
Aug

Inquiring minds: Tim Kaine, a Minnesotan by birth

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 heard on TV that Tim Kaine was born in St. Paul. What neighborhood did he live in?​

Sun
24
Jul

Inquiring minds: Who was Franciscan Father Louis Hennepin?

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.

NOTE: We will be taking a look back on some interesting questions while the librarian is on summer vacation.

Q. Who wrote the first book about Minnesota?​

Sun
17
Jul

Inquiring minds: The lyrebird of Australia

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.

NOTE: We will be taking a look back on some interesting questions while the librarian is on summer vacation.

Q. I’ve heard that there is a bird that can imitate anything — even the sound of a car alarm or a chain saw. Can you give me any information about what bird that is?

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