Inquiring Minds

Sat
07
Feb

Inquiring minds: I was listening to that old song “Tom Dooley” the other night, and I wondered what is the historical background to the case. Can you help?

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 listening to that old song “Tom Dooley” the other night, and I wondered what is the historical background to the case. Can you help?
 

Thu
22
Jan

Inquiring minds: I’ve been watching a television show set in Seattle, and it seems like it’s raining in every single episode. Is Seattle really that damp?

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 been watching a television show set in Seattle, and it seems like it’s raining in every single episode. Is Seattle really that damp?
 

Tue
23
Dec

Inquiring minds: Is there any Muslim holiday in December similar to Christmas or Hanukkah?

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 there any Muslim holiday in December similar to Christmas or Hanukkah?
 

Fri
19
Dec

Inquiring minds: What is a Geo. A. Prince melodeon?

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 Geo. A. Prince melodeon?
 

Wed
26
Nov

Inquiring minds: Why is turkey the national Thanksgiving dish?

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 is turkey the national Thanksgiving dish? Why not deer or goose or some other meat that the Pilgrims were partial to?
 

Sat
22
Nov

Inquiring minds: I'm writing a mystery

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 writing a murder mystery, and I want to get the details right. But it would just be too weird to ask a policeman or an emergency room doctor about how to choose the perfect poison. Are there any books I can use?
 

Thu
06
Nov

Inquiring minds: Is Halloween an All-American holiday, or do they celebrate it elsewhere in the world?

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 Halloween an All-American holiday, or do they celebrate it elsewhere in the world?
 

Sat
25
Oct

Inquiring minds: Do 'bereavement fare's still exist?

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.    It used to be that airlines offered special reduced “bereavement fares” for people who had to travel without advance notice to funerals. Do those still exist?
 

Thu
09
Oct

Inquiring minds: Can I replace a damaged book?

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 damage a library book, can I bring in a replacement copy of the same title rather than paying the Library for it? I promise that the replacement copy will be in good condition.
 

Thu
09
Oct

Inquiring minds: I’d like to know about rare diseases

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’d like to know about rare diseases. How many of them are there, and what percentage of Americans have one?
 

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