Denver Tool Library - and a quiz!

Have you heard about the new Denver Tool Library?  It's opening up April 4th and it's going to be way cool. 

The Denver Tool Library's mission is simple: "To put tools in the hands of inspired DIY makers like YOU."  Check out their website to learn more about the library and prepared to be blown away by the impressive inventory of tools - they even have books.  

If you're reading this, you're probably a DIY maker and the Denver Public Library can definitely help you out!  We've got a fine collection of databases and books for all kinds of DIY projects including:

  • Auto Repair Reference Center
  • Home Improvement Collection
  • Gardening, Landscape & Horticulture Collection
  • Small Engine Repair Reference Center

As long as we're talking about DIY, see how you do on the following quiz - have fun and good luck!  

In 2010, Larry Winkler bought the famous house in the foothills west of Denver used in a Woody Allen film and modernized it with a new HVAC system (among other things).  What was the name of the film?  

  1. Love and Death
  2. Interiors
  3. Sleeper
  4. Zelig

Check your answer in the August 2013 issue of Plumbing & Mechanical.  

The "geodesic" design, which applied triangles to dome construction, was patented 1954 in the U.S. by:

  1. James Fitzgibbon
  2. Buckminster Fuller
  3. John McHale
  4. Thomas C. Howard

Check your answer in the July-August 2008 issue of Natural Life.

According to Jennifer Connell, owner of Fowl Play Products and inventor of The Chicken Swing, it's better to have two swings for two or more adult chickens because:

  1. "they tend to get the push me/pull me thing going on and are not able to really swing."
  2. "chicks never learn to share and as adults should not be expected to do so." 
  3. "one chicken swing in the pen is worth less than two chicken swings in the bush."  
  4. "a chicken riot is just about the worst thing that could ever happen."  

Check your answer in the March/April 2015 issue of Countryside & Small Stock Journal.

Which German inventor originally designed his automobile engine to run on vegetable oil?

  1. Rudolf Diesel
  2. Karl Benz
  3. Gottlieb Daimler
  4. Wilhelm Maybach

Check your answer in the December 2007/January 2008 issue of Mother Earth News.

Duct tape comes in many varieties and sizes now.  Check out Duct Tape Discovery Workshop: Easy & Stylish Duct Tape Designs for all kinds of ideas.  Which of the following categories was NOT among the most useful subspecies of duct tape by The Family Handyman?

  3. SCENTED  

Check your answer in the November 2012 issue of The Family Handyman.

If you're having trouble starting your 1969 Sno-Pony, it's probably time for a new:

  1. Snowthrower
  2. Snowcone maker
  3. Snow plow
  4. Snowmobile

Check your answer in the Small Engine Repair Reference Center.  

Answers to these questions (and lots of info about gardening, landscaping, home improvement, auto and small engine repair, and tools in general) can be found in our online databases.  If you don't have a library card, register for one now!

Have questions? ASK US! by chat, phone or email.

Written by Frank on March 31, 2015


S.Joan on March 31, 2015


Very informative and also entertaining!

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