Trivia at Your Library

Trivia Night at the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library

The library hosts trivia weekends quarterly and you can find the upcoming programs on our calendar of events.

Gallery of Winning Teams

2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012

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

Upcoming Trivia Events

 Trivia Night @ your library

Marvin Auditorium | Friday, July 28, 2017 | 6:30-9 p.m.

Enter as a team of 5-8 friends, coworkers or family members working together to answer 100 questions from 10 categories. Prizes will be awarded to the top trivia teams! Doors open at 6 p.m. The Millennium Café will be open until 6:30 p.m. This event is currently full with a waiting list. Please consider the repeat event on Saturday, July 29, 2017.

It’s a costume contest! Don’t forget to celebrate the 2Book Topeka Community Read by cloning your trivia team this July. Best cloned teams will win a prize.

Trivia Afternoon @ your library

Marvin Auditorium | Saturday, July 29, 2017 | 3-5:30 p.m.

A repeat of the popular Friday Trivia Night program. Enter as a team of up to 8 people working together to answer 100 questions from 10 categories for fun and prizes. The Millennium Café will be open for snacks and drinks. Learn more at http://www.tscpl.org/trivia. Registration begins June 1.

It’s a costume contest! Don’t forget to celebrate the 2Book Topeka Community Read by cloning your trivia team this July. Best cloned teams will win a prize.

Trivia Night @ your library

Marvin Auditorium | Friday, September 29, 2017 | 6:30-9 p.m.

Enter as a team of 5-8 friends, coworkers or family members working together to answer 100 questions from 10 categories. Prizes will be awarded to the top trivia teams! Doors open at 6 p.m. The Millennium Café will be open until 6:30 p.m.  Registration begins August 1 at tscpl.org/register.

Trivia Afternoon @ your library

Marvin Auditorium | Saturday, September 30, 2017 | 3-5:30 p.m.

A repeat of the popular Friday Trivia Night program. Enter as a team of up to 8 people working together to answer 100 questions from 10 categories for fun and prizes. The Millennium Café will be open for snacks and drinks.  Registration begins August 1 at tscpl.org/register.

Sample Questions

  1. What is the name of the dog that Homer brings home to his family on the very first episode of The Simpsons?
    Santa’s Little Helper
  2. What young adult novel by Markus Zusak is set in Germany during World War II and told from the point of view of Death?
    The Book Thief
  3. What food festival do the folks in Liberal, Kansas and Olney, England celebrate every year with a competitive race?
    International Pancake Day
  4. In Greek mythology who is said to have stolen fire from Zeus and given it to humankind?
    Prometheus
  5. What specialized lymph nodes are generally removed at the same time as the tonsils?
    adenoids
  6. What major league baseball player was known by the nickname “Mr. October”?
    Reggie Jackson

Host Your Own Trivia Program

Organizing your own trivia night? We can help! Trivia Night can be adapted as a fun free event or a successful fundraiser. The library freely shares advice and instructions, answers your FAQs, and provides our blank forms and question sets at How To: Trivia Night @ Your Library