Playing 30 questions twice a month at Pub Quiz—March 8, 2013
The library provides a lot of different activities for the community to participate in; from Chili-cook-offs to book clubs and much more. My favorite in recent years has been the monthly Pub Quiz at Murphy’s Bar and Grill and HK Sports Bar and Grill. I have only been working at the library for a few months, and before that I was a dedicated patron as most of you are. Since I love trivia (and am a bit competitive) I was a regular attendee...I even won once! When I started here, I was excited to help out and add some 'pizazz' to the game. March will be my 6th quiz that I have written and organized and it has been a blast!
I'm sure some of you are asking, what exactly IS Pub Quiz? It sounds like a drunken adventure, but really it's not. It's just a free trivia game we put on to relax for a night and have some fun. There's no pressure, you just show up and play! Even if you only get two questions right, we don't care...it's all about having fun. However, the top two winning teams do get gift cards to the bar we are playing in that night. We put on the quiz twice a month. HK is on the second Wednesday of every month, they donate 10% of sales from that night to the Renew project (the next one is March 13).Murphy's Bar and Grill is the last Thursday of the month (this month will be March 28.) The rules are simple. (1) Teams of 1-4 people (2) No smartphones...that's cheating!
Every month we choose a different theme and provide lots of clues on the HPL Facebook page (/hastingslibrary) as to what some questions might be. The quiz always has a different setup (name the pictures, multiple choice, true/false, etc), but there are always 30 questions. This month our theme is School Subjects: March edition, which means there will be 5 March related questions each for Math, Science, History, Geography, Reading, and English. Here’s an example question: (yes this will be on the quiz) “what is the capital of Ireland?”
If you are thinking our questions are too hard, or just want in on some of the fun...April will be a fan favorite, player submitted questions! This means, I get to take the month off and whoever wants to put their thinking caps on can send in their questions. You can do this one of three ways. Starting today, there will be a short survey you can take at http://tinyurl.com/hplquiz. We did one in January and learned a lot, so we are doing another one because we love hearing from you. There will be a spot at the end of the survey to submit your random questions. You can also email me with your questions, or post your questions on our Facebook wall. I look forward to seeing you at one of our future events!