All those who didn’t win at Northwestern’s Trivia Night now have another shot at glory. The Orange City Public Library is hosting an all-new trivia event, designed specifically for college students so they can put their knowledge and quick wit to the test once again.
Trivia Night, is part of the library’s Winter Reading Program, which runs from February 1 through March 2. The program’s theme this year is ‘bundle up with a good book.’
Other events beside the Trivia Night include a lock-in for high school students, a craft night and a night to build forts with chairs and blankets.
The library is always looking to expand their programming, so they are very excited for this occasion to draw in more adults. Assistant Director Parveen Karim who is in charge of trivia night, and just started working at the library in October. She chose the activity because she loves trivia and thinks it will be a great way to draw in more adults, especially college-age students.
“I am trying to find events that the patrons will like and attend, and I think a trivia night is a fun thing to do,” Karim said. “I love trivia, so I have been having a lot of fun picking out the questions.”
Teams of four or more will sit at tables and answer the questions that Karim gives. She promises that the questions are a good balance of difficulty so that they aren’t too hard or too easy. The winning team will receive a prize, which may include a box of chocolates since the event is on Valentines Day; however, that is still in the works according to Karim.
As for whether or not the library will continue to host trivia night events like this one is still uncertain. The future will depend on attendance at this event, since this is the first time the library has hosted anything like this. However, they are hoping that this event will get staff at the library more connected with college students so they can communicate with that age group to find out what students would like to see happen at the library.
Karim says that college students should come to this event to have fun and find something exciting to do in a warm building away from the cold.
Those who are interested, must register at https://orangecityiowa.com/residents/library/ before Monday, Feb. 11. The event will be at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 14, in the basement of the library and is expected to last an hour.