DNR Q&A

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?

Mon
11
Mar

Getting out of expired holds

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 put some books on hold and then I wasn’t able to pick them up. So now I have blocks on my online library account that have been there for quite a while. Will they ever go away on their own accord? How can I get rid of them?

Mon
25
Feb

Help on tracking down a birthday

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. We’re a small nonprofit, and we’d like to send one of our major donors a birthday card. We know the year he was born, but we’re not sure of the date. He has a relatively unusual name, if that is important. Can you help?

Mon
18
Feb

Was it Shoreview or Roseville?

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. Which came first — the Roseville Library or the Shoreview Library?

Tue
12
Feb

Reserving a study room

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 do I reserve a study room at the Roseville Library?

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