Inquiring Minds

Tue
11
Apr

Inquiring Minds: E-book information

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. If I don’t see an e-book title that I want in your catalog, can I request it through Inter-Library Loan in e-book format?

Sun
26
Feb

Inquiring Minds: Where did ‘left’ and ‘right’ start?

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. When we talk about extremist political groups, we often describe them as “far-left” or “far-right” groups. But where do those directions come from? Why don’t we call them “deep blue” or “dark red” groups instead?

Sun
19
Feb

Inquiring Minds: JFK’s best line

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. Our recent Presidential Inauguration made me think back to the most famous line from Twentieth Century Inaugurations: “Ask not what your country can do for you but what you can do for your country.” Is it true that Kennedy stole that line from Cicero?

Sun
12
Feb

Inquiring Minds: Ambergris: an amazing substance

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 ambergris, and where does it come from? I heard that it’s an important ingredient in perfume.

Sun
05
Feb

Inquiring Minds: EPA and asbestos

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. When did the government first ban asbestos in building construction?

Tue
31
Jan

Inquiring Minds: Let’s talk about islands

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 are the five biggest islands in the world?​

Sun
22
Jan

Inquiring Minds: History Day Hullabaloo can help with history projects

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 am working on my History Day project and I was wondering if you had any newspaper archives from 1971 on my topic.

Tue
17
Jan

Inquiring Minds: Military etiquette on wedding invitations

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 planning a wedding and I want everything perfect. I’ve heard that invitations should list military officers differently depending on whether they’re high or low-ranking. Can you explain?

Tue
10
Jan

Inquiring Minds: Where is Fake Street?

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 had dinner over the holidays with some younger relatives that I don’t see very often. When I asked one of them for his address, he told me that he lived in the “northern suburbs” at 123 Fake Street. Is that a real address?

Sun
11
Dec

Inquiring Minds: How often do presidential candidates win popular vote but lose the election?

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 often in American history has a presidential candidate won the popular vote but lost the election?

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