DNR Q&A

Mon
20
May

Renting books from a smartphone

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. Can I rent a book electronically for my smartphone?

Wed
08
May

World War II code breakers

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 looking for books on World War II code breakers. Do you have anything like that? I don’t have any specific titles or authors in mind.

Wed
01
May

Why can't you hunt seagulls?

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 aren't gulls game birds?

Wed
24
Apr

What is the longest running TV show?

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 the longest running program on television?

Mon
15
Apr

Why the Redcoats wore red

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 British soldiers wear red coats? Why didn’t they wear camouflage like other armies? 

Wed
10
Apr

What’s the oldest business 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. I’ve heard that the oldest business in the world is a cymbal maker. Is that true?

Tue
02
Apr

Getting cozy with reading lists

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. Years ago you had a list of authors and book titles in the “Cozy” mystery category. They were mysteries without much violence. Do you still offer similar lists?

Wed
27
Mar

On reserving library study rooms

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 the procedure for reserving study rooms at the library? Is it possible to reserve study rooms in advance online? 

Wed
20
Mar

Name that movie

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 movie. It stars Katherine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy and (I think) a huge, old-fashioned mainframe computer. Can you help?

Mon
18
Mar

Compulsory anti-malaria drugs in WWII

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. An older relative told me that there was one drug that any service person in the Pacific Theater in World War II was ordered to take — no excuses! My relative is gone now, but can you tell me what the drug was?

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