Tamworth City Library hosts literary trivia night as part of Library Lovers’ Day

WELL-READ: Graham Harband, Dianne Harband, Kelly Russell and Michael Thorley were among the contestants at the literary trivia night.  Photo: Gareth Gardner 160217GGG01
WELL-READ: Graham Harband, Dianne Harband, Kelly Russell and Michael Thorley were among the contestants at the literary trivia night. Photo: Gareth Gardner 160217GGG01

EVERYTHING from the Bronte sisters to saucy film adaptations tested the book lovers at Tamworth City Library’s literary trivia night on Thursday.

The event was booked out, with 28 people taking part in three rounds of trivia, a treasure hunt, book-title bingo game and celebrity head.

There was also a round of the Substitute game from the TV show Spicks & Specks, where contestants had to sing a well-known tune using ‘lyrics’ from a random book.

The trivia questions included ‘Which sister was the youngest Bronte author?’, ‘Who played Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele in the film adaptation of 50 Shades of Grey?’ and ‘Which was the most-borrowed book in Australian libraries in 2016?’

(For those playing at home, the answers were Anne; Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson; and The Girl on the Train.)

Reader services librarian Amanda Burke said the event​ was a tie-in with Library Lovers’ Day.

“Each year, the Australian Library Information Association (ALIA) have an event called Library Lovers’ Day – on the same day as Valentine’s Day – to recognise people’s love of their library and reading, and for libraries to promote their resources and collections to the general public,” Miss Burke said.

“We had great feedback from the people that attended, and I think we would consider hosting another one; we could possibly even look at some time before next Library Lovers’ Day.”

The overall winning table on the night was The Rusty Jats.

The library’s upcoming events include a Peter Langston poetry recital on April 4; and an author talk by rural romance writer Karly Lane on May 27.