Who’s the smartest? Library Trivia Winners!

September 2013

1st place trivia team September 27, 2013, winning with a top score of 86

1st place trivia team Friday, September 27, 2013, winning with a top score of 86

1st place trivia team Saturday September 28, 2013, winning with a top score of 84

1st place trivia team Saturday September 28, 2013, winning with a top score of 84

At our September 2013 trivia weekend, we had something happen for the first time in our 10 years of trivia events — and it happened at BOTH events! In the top trivia teams on Friday and Saturday, two top teams tied their score and tied their estimation of their final score, which was our usual tiebreaker.

Trivia scorekeeper Thad Hartman improvised a tiebreaker activity and both of the tied teams had to quickly write down the height of the Eiffel Tower and bring it to the front, with the closest answer determining the winner.

Thank you to the Friends of the Library and the Chandler Booktique for providing the prizes for each team member.

  • 1st prize – $5 gift certificates to the Chandler Booktique and team trophy
  • 2nd prize – Gift Certificates for a piece of pie from the Millenium Cafe
  • 3rd prize – Gift Certificates for a large cookie from the Millenium Cafe

Each round of 10 questions has a theme. Some of the themes for this event included:

  • 60′s Music (audio round)
  • Movies within Movies (video round)
  • Blood
  • Biblical Miracles
  • Board Games (visual round)

The library hosts trivia weekends quarterly and you can find the next event on our website at tscpl.org or our calendar of events calendar.tscpl.org. The next trivia weekend at the library is Friday January 31, 2014 and Saturday, February 1, 2014. Registration for teams begins on December 1, 2013 by calling 785-580-4540 or emailing estaley@tscpl.org.

July 2013

At our July 2013 trivia weekend, our top trivia teams on Friday and Saturday BOTH correctly answers 83 questions correctly out of 100 possible. No other teams on either day scored above 80 points!

Each round of 10 questions has a theme. Some of the themes for this event included:

  • Inventors
  • Amusement Parts
  • Cocktails
  • Dr. Seuss
  • 80s Kids (visual round)
  • Famous Speeches (audio round)

And after the event, everyone helped us test a new format for future trivia rounds: video trivia!

 

July 27, 2013 Friday Night Library Trivia WINNERS!

July 27, 2013 Friday Night Library Trivia WINNERS!

july 2013 trivia saturday winners

July 28, 2013 Saturday Afternoon Library Trivia WINNERS!

April 2013

The library’s popular Trivia Night event celebrated our 10th Anniversary with a weekend of …you guessed it…. trivia!

Our first Trivia Night was in March 2003 with 9 teams and 50 participants.

Comments from that first event included many things we have incorporated into our quarterly events:

  • “Have this more often”
  • “Provide more scratch paper”
  • “Don’t give partial credit for two part answers”

And participants at that first event in March 2003 also gave us some suggestions that have continued to be popular but unfeasible:

  • “Encourage side betting between teams”
  • “Have Lissa sing the TV jingles”
  • “Provide free liquor”

Due to the increasing popularity of this event over the past 10 years, we have expanded our original “Trivia Night” into a trivia weekend by offering the same event on Friday night at 6:30 pm and Saturday afternoon at 3pm. The Friday night event continues to be full with 30 teams and a waiting list, while the Saturday afternoon event draws around 12 teams. We offer the event once every few months.

At our April trivia weekend, our top trivia teams on Friday and Saturday BOTH correctly answers 75 questions correctly out of 100 possible.

 

Friday Night April 26, 2013 Library Trivia Champions
Friday Night April 26, 2013 Library Trivia Champions

 

 

Saturday Afternoon April 27, 2013 Library Trivia Champions
Saturday Afternoon April 27, 2013 Library Trivia Champions

 January 2013

TSCPL friday night trivia January 2013
The first place team at the January 25, 2013 Trivia Night triumphed over the rest of the competition with a team score of 85.
TSCPL saturday trivia winners  January 2013
The first place team at the Saturday, January 26, 2013 Trivia Afternoon at the library correctly answered 76 out of 100 questions to take the trophy and the top prizes!

 December 2012

Library Trivia Night Champions, December 2012

The library’s popular Friday Night trivia program brought over 200 people on December 7, 2012,to test their trivial knowledge alongside their coworkers, friends, and family.

Questions at the events this past weekend ranged from Thanksgiving and Abraham Lincoln to James Bond and female athletes.

The top three teams won prizes including gift certificates to the Millennium Cafe and the Chandler Booktique, and everyone had a great time finding out what they know (and don’t know!) The first place team also won bragging rights and a brief photo session with their TROPHY!

September 2012

Trivia Champions Friday, September 28, 2012
Trivia Champions Saturday, September 29, 2012

The library’s popular trivia programs bring in over 300 people to test their trivial knowledge alongside their coworkers, friends, and family.

Questions at the events this past weekend ranged from identifying popular songs from their whistling solos to Biblical disciples, World War II, reality TV, sports mascots and magic movie moments.

July 2012

First Place team with a score of 83 at Trivia Saturday, July 28, 2012 at the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library

The library’s popular trivia programs bring in over 300 people to test their trivial knowledge alongside their coworkers, friends, and family.

Questions at the events this weekend ranged from identifying John Williams soundtracks and Woody Guthrie’s politics to calculating a math problem about hotdogs, Olympics trivia and figuring out Presidential puns.

First Place team with a score of 83 at the Friday, July 27, 2012 trivia night at the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library

April 2012

See these happy people? They are proudly showing their winner’s trophy, which is engraved:

Champion

Library Trivia

tscpl.org

Each 1st place team also won $40 in gift certificates from the Chandler Booktique and the Friends of TSCPL, plus beautiful blue pens featuring the library name and logo.

 

First Place Trivia Winners Friday May 17 2012
First Place Trivia Winners, Friday, May 17, 2012

On Friday night, the first place team bested 27 other teams to work together and correctly answer 79 questions out of a possible 100. The second and third place teams tied with a score of 78 correct answers, and their estimated score was used as a tiebreaker.

First Place Trivia Winners Saturday May 18 2012
First Place Trivia Winners, Saturday, May 18, 2012

On Saturday afternoon, the first place team bested 10 other teams to work together and correctly answer 78 questions out of a possible 100. The second and third place teams scored 76 and 74 respectively.

The newest addition to the popular Trivia Night @ your library event -- a TROPHY!

Trivia Night is hosted by Thad Hartman, Lissa Staley and Brian Adams. We can help you learn how to organize your own trivia night, including freely sharing our previously used questions with groups hosting events around the country!

 

 

Lissa Staley

Lissa Staley helps people use the library. She is a Book Evangelist, Health Information Librarian, Arts & Crafts Librarian, Trivia Emcee, Classics Made Modern book group leader, and frequent library customer, especially with her children. She reads a new book every few days, but recently loved Adorkable by Sarra Manning, Fortunately the Milk by Neil Gaiman and Tin Star by Cecil Castellucchi.