Inquiring Minds

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Jul

Inquiring minds: Who was Ada Louise Comstock?

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 Ada Louise Comstock?​

Sun
03
Jul

Inquiring minds: What is Long Island Iced Tea?

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 Long Island Iced Tea? Is it a good hot weather beverage?

Sun
26
Jun

‘Fin de siècle’

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 does the expression “fin de siècle” mean?​

Sun
19
Jun

Inquiring minds: Who was Inez Milholland?


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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 seen an old picture of a beautiful woman on a white horse who is leading a march for votes for women from about a hundred years ago.  It’s a picture that sticks in the mind.  Can you tell me anything about who she was?​

Tue
14
Jun

‘Sine qua non’?

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 was reading something that used the phrase “sine qua non”? What does that mean? And how do you pronounce it?​

Wed
08
Jun

Phil Harris was not Br’er Bear

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 think of an old radio personality from the 1930s and ’40s. He started out as a bandleader, but he was a really funny guy and pretty soon he became a regular on radio programs. He was also the “voice” of Br’er Bear in the Disney cartoon “Song of the South.” Do you know his real name?​

Sun
29
May

The library card blues

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.   My library bar code and PIN are not working. My library card was issued by the St. Paul Public library and it still works there. Please advise me what’s wrong.​

Wed
25
May

Inquiring minds: Library service since the 1920s

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 long has there been a library in Roseville?​

Wed
18
May

Inquiring minds: What’s wrong with the name Drumpf?

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.  Is Donald Trump’s real name Drumpf?

Sun
08
May

Inquiring minds: Tax deadline because of Emancipation Day

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.  Why did we get an extension on taxes this year? Instead of being due on April 15, we didn’t have to file until April 18th. Why was that?

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