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.
Q. Fort Snelling was founded to protect white settlers in Minnesota. Was it ever actually attacked?
Q. What is Yggdrasil? And how do you pronounce it?
Q. I noticed that Garrison Keillor is retiring from his radio program this summer. Can you tell me when his career began?
Q. I heard on TV that Tim Kaine was born in St. Paul. What neighborhood did he live in?
Q. Who wrote the first book about Minnesota?
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?
Q. Who was Ada Louise Comstock?
Q. What is Long Island Iced Tea? Is it a good hot weather beverage?
Q. What does the expression “fin de siècle” mean?
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