Inquiring Minds

Mon
26
Feb

Inquiring Minds: What is the meaning of TED?

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 “TED” in TED Talks stand for?  Where do they get their name?

Mon
19
Feb

Inquiring Minds: Does the library appraise books?

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 have some old books that I inherited when my parents died. How can I tell if they are valuable? Can you appraise them for me?0

Mon
12
Feb

Inquiring Minds: Who is the ‘Old Hag Who Rides at Night?’

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 heard on late night radio about the “Old Hag Who Rides at Night.” I came in at the end of the broadcast and I didn’t really get many details. Who is the Old Hag?

Mon
29
Jan

Inquiring Minds: Temporary ‘placeholder’ label speeds up process

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 wanted to order a copy of that new book “Fire and Fury” by Michael Wolff, but I noticed that the library has cataloged it as fiction. Is the library making a political statement

Mon
22
Jan

Inquiring Minds: World War I monument at State Fairgrounds

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. Where can I find the World War I monument at the State Fairgrounds?

Mon
22
Jan

Inquiring Minds: That dissertation - how obscure is it?

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 need to see a doctoral dissertation from 1952.  Is there any way you can find something that obscure for me?

Tue
16
Jan

Inquiring Minds: Crowley’s ‘Forty Acres’

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. The northern boundary of the city of West St. Paul is Annapolis Street — all except for a little bit of land that sticks up into St. Paul. That stretch of land is bordered by Charlton and Bidwell streets and it looks something like a tooth sticking up. What’s the story behind that odd exception to the geography of the city limits?

Mon
08
Jan

Inquiring Minds: Requesting books on the website

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. Up until a few weeks ago, I could search for and request books on your website from my home computer. Now my searches show only a blank screen. I have a MAC and I normally use the Firefox browser. Is there something I need to update in my computer?

Tue
02
Jan

Inquiring Minds: I can’t find my library 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. I confess. I can't find my library book. What happens now?

Fri
22
Dec

Inquiring Minds: Willing your books to the library

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 it is time for me to leave Ramsey County and adjourn to that Great Reading Room in the Sky, will you send a truck to my residence to pick up the books in my own substantial library?

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