On the 18th of July over 160 librarians, information professionals and friends braved the cold to attend the SALIN/ALIA quiz night at the Goodwood Community Centre.
Lauren, the quiz master, led 23 tables through 10 rounds of questions, each dedicated to a different Dewey class. Throughout the evening teams were also challenged by question sheets to test their knowledge of literary genres, famous libraries, librarians and serial killers.
It was a tight battle, but at the end of the night Table 1 were the victors with a score of 46 out of 75.
Many teams took the opportunity to dress up to the theme, literary genres, and be in the running for the prizes for best dressed table (a chocolate hamper from Haigh’s) and individual (an iPod shuffle, donated by Pixie).
Proceeds from the evening, totalling $1850, have been donated to the Aboriginal Literacy Foundation’s Joey Jumpstart campaign. Many thanks to everyone who attended for helping us support such a worthwhile cause.
Special thanks go to the ladies from the Adelaide branch of the SA CWA for the range of delicious goodies they made available for purchase on the night and to Red Lime Shack for supplying tasty coffee and hot beverages.
We would also like to thank all the companies and individuals who generously donated items for our prize hampers:
- Adelaide Festival Centre
- Maggie Beer
- Nepenthe winery
- Assaggio Ristorante
- Booked, North Adelaide
- Dymocks, Adelaide
- Imprints booksellers
- Streetlight (formerly Title)
- ABC Shop and 891 ABC Adelaide
- The Advertiser Taste section
- Boovability Wines
- Thistle be good
- Barossa Valley sauces
- Dirty Inc
- Mr V Music
- Amethyst Rose Creations
door and best dressed prizes:
- Haigh’s Chocolates
and gift bags:
We are looking forward to an even more successful quiz next year. For more pictures from the night please visit our Flickr group. If you have some photos of the night you’d like to share, feel free to add them to the group too.