Music Round answers

I got an email tonight that warmed my embattled little heart: "Even though I don't know many answers I am already looking forward to your emails." Those are the things that make everything worth it, aren't they?

We have a new leader, folks! Team Logix playing for the beautiful Madison Town Library is now leading by a point and a half. The current standings show that it's still anybody's game - the final round upon which we are all hinging our Saturday night - is a bidding round. Three questions. Max bid of ten point per question. The whole game can change.

Nothing like a music round to remind you what a geek you are, right? If it had been a musicals round or folk music round, I would have killed it. Here are your answers:

  • Robert Palmer sang "You're gonna have to face it, you're addicted to love." I recommend listening while dancing in the kitchen in your socks. Hopefully you have children to embarrass or delight, depending on their age. Ours are on the fence.
  • Paul McCartney was the last member of The Beatles to get married for the first time.
  • Neil Diamond wrote I'm a Believer recorded by The Monkees in 1966.
  • She Loves You was written by Jon Lennon and Paul McCartney and included the lyric "with a love like that you know you know you should be glad, ooh"
  • MTV chose the Counting Crows as the Best New Artist in 1994 for their song, Mr. Jones.
  • Johnny Rotten considered his Sex Pistols band mate Sid Vicious a "waste of space."
  • Tina Turner released We Don't Need Another Hero in 1985.
  • To Sir with Love was a film starring and a song sung by Lulu.
  • In Our House sung by Madness brother has a date to keep.
  • Most of you are about to have your minds blown like mine was. David Bowie co-wrote the song Fame with Jon Lennon. Of course, we miss them both... but mostly Bowie.
  • According to the J. Geils Band in their song Centerfold "my blood runs cold, my memory has just been sold."
  • Jay Z was born as Shaun Carter.
  • Aerosmith guitar Slash used to be Saul Hudson.
  • Sting taught high school English when he was still Gordon Sumner.
  • Bono used to be Paul Hewson.
  • Pink signs her checks Alecia Beth Moore.
  • Alice Cooper's yearbook shows Vincent Furnier.
  • Mama Cass started out as Ellen Cohen.
  • Reginald Dwight became Elton John then got famous.
  • Lady GaGa seems much less glamorous as Stefani Germanotti.
  • Declan McManus croons much better as Elvis Costello.
  • Freddie Mercury started life as plain, ordinary Farrokh Bulsar.
  • Joni Mitchell used to be Roberta Anderson.
  • Would Meat Loaf have been as wild if he has stayed Marvin Aday.
  • Somehow Calvin Broadus Jr suits Snoop Dogg just fine, thank you very much.
  • Eminem is still Marshall Mathers to his parents' friends.
  • Katy Perry is a conservative dresser when she leaves home as Katherine Hudson.

For your Wednesday entertainment, we have the Order Round which will close at 7pm tomorrow. Sleep tight poppets. Thanks for playing.


Picture Round Answers

I had an email in the middle of the night challenging either my understanding of doctrine or my counting or both on yesterday's answers. The charge was that bearing false witness against a neighbor would violate the eighth commandment and not the ninth. Being the well-trained librarian I am I went straight to the library databases to settle the issue. I searched in Ebsco's MasterFILE Premier, my favorite one for general knowledge for popular consumption. What do you know? The magazine U.S. Catholic had published a whole article. It turns out that "different religious traditions divide the seventeen verses of Exodus 20:1–17 and their parallels in Deuteronomy 5:4–21 into ten "commandments" or "sayings" in different ways... Some suggest that the number ten is a choice to aid memorization rather than a matter of theology." (Thanks for the handy quote, Wikipedia.) SO, since I did not specify which tradition I was asking about, I amended the scores for the Numbers Round to give you a point for identifying either eight or nine as the commandment against bearing false witness.

I thought I would turn up the heat on the Music Round - due tomorrow by 7pm, kiddos! As usual the standings are posted, but I haven't finished awarding all the half points so they are not final.

Here are the answers for the Picture Round:

Mr. Bigglesworth or Ted Nude-gent

Mr. Bigglesworth. If anyone had known the cat-actor's name is Ted Nude-gent, I would have given you an extra half point... and then asked for your friendship.




Bobcat or Lynx

This cutie gave me some trouble. I was looking for Bobcat but upon reflection and research, I think I have to settle for Lynx as well.

Kitty Kelley

Kitty Kelley



Mr. Mistoffelees

Mr. Mistoffelees. It's clear to me that the poor reviews of the recent movie reached us here in the Valley. For what it's worth, I enjoyed it but I knew what to expect. If you were looking for a movie, you would have been disappointed. It's an interpretation of the musical. I gave a half point for any Cats reference.

JinxyJinxy from Meet the Parents

Stimpy Stimpy from Ren and Stimpy.... Happy Happy Joy Joy

Bobcat Goldthwait

Bobcat Goldthwait. Lots of teams guessed Cat Stevens which I wish I had thought of. Lyrics would have been a great clue.

Villanova Wildcats

Villanova Wildcats. Half point awarded for half an answer.

Kitty Carlisle

Kitty Carlisle

Shere Khan
Shere Khan

Simon's Cat If you are one of the 3 teams who got Simon's Cat you should be very proud. One just answered Simon. Half an answer gets half a point. If you have never watched Simon's Cat, I encourage you to do so. You'll be the hippest in your hood.


This is another that caused some trouble. The answer is Bobcat or anything that includes that. Caterpillar was not accepted as they are totally different companies.



Catnip or Catmint

Catnip or Catmint. Since catnip is in the mint family, I gave half a point. Funny story, though, I once mistook it for mint and served pitcher after pitcher of it at a party. It didn't matter much after the first one.

Round Two with round one answers

Jackson Library Trivia reigning champs, Border Patrol, swept this round. I am most impressed they knew about the 13-Story Treehouse, one of my kids' favorite series. Breathing down their necks are Logix in 2nd and Silver Lake Literary and Shepard's Pie Society 3rd place.

We had one team drop out 10 no-shows! It was a beautiful day so I understand. If you missed this round, I hope you'll rejoin. The final round can change everything.

All the team standings have been updated on the Town Battle Trivia page and answers to this round are below. It's time to bear down too, because the Local Bookie offered a couple prizes today. I'm working on a nice grand prize - up go the stakes.

Round two is the picture round - You learned something about picture rounds in the Warm-Up... remember? Answers are due tomorrow at 7pm.

Numbers Round answers:

  • “Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour” is the Ninth commandment.
  • Suicide Six is the Vermont ski area located near Woodstock.
  • The GIECO gecko says "15 minutes could save you 15% on car insurance."
  • The 13-Story Treehouse is the first book in a popular series by Terry Denton & Andy Griffiths.
  • Twelfth Night, or As You Like It is the  Shakespearean romantic comedy about two shipwrecked twins and arguably his best play ever. Don't miss the wonderful movie version with Emma Thompson and Kenneth Branaugh - I'm ashamed to discover JPL doesn't have it.
  • There are eight Beatitudes and I hope I am not the only person who had to look up what that is.
  • Celtics great Bob Cousy’s wore uniform number 14. I thought a Bob Cousy is the sleeve that keeps my beverage cold. See how much you learn in trivia?
  • Tom Brady wore the 10 in college.
  • The atomic number of Nitrogen is seven.
  • In one of the best scenes in cinematic history - and judging from the number of you that got it correct, I am not the only person who thinks so - Spinal Tap turns their amps to 11.
  • You would take US route four to drive from East Greenbush, NY to Portsmouth NH.
  • The first amendment guarantees us freedom of speech.
  • There are two moons orbiting Mars.
  • Five for Fighting sings the songs 100 Years and Superman. I gave the point if you answered Maroon Five since they are basically the same band anyway... also the number is the same and sometimes we are right for the wrong reason, right?
  • The DC-3 was the propeller​-driven ​​airliner​ which had a lasting effect on the​​ airline Industry and was initially used in the 1930s/1940s and ​​World War II​. Built by Douglas.
  • It's a myth that George Washington had wooden teeth so the correct answer here was zero. It's true too, I looked it up. Again with the learning.

Warm-Up Answers & Round 1

Impressive showing from Jackson's ABC123 team with nine correct answers out of ten. It would have been a perfect score but for the fact that Boy George aka George O'Dowd played in the band Culture Club and I wanted the band name. Don't take it too hard, friends, it doesn't count toward the final scoring. The leaderboard is online along with a link to the next round.

We have an extraordinary 37 teams signed up, which is far more than I imagined and so exciting. I hope this activity will help with our missing sense of community. White Birch Books has generously donated a prize for the winning team and a prize for the winning library. Any other prize donations out there would be gratefully accepted.

I know you are dying to know so here are the answers to the Warm Up Round:

  • What superhero does Mr. Benny Krupp become when hypnotized?
    • Captain Underpants
  • What is the name of the rat in Charlotte's Web?
    • Templeton
  • How did Georgie Porgie make the girls cry?
    • He kissed them, naturally!
  • Rebecca De Mornay
    • Rebecca De Mornay
  • Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm
    • Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm
  • Rebecca Lobo
    • Rebecca Lobo
  • Rebecca Hall
    • Rebecca Hall
  • Anthony Kiedis is the lead singer of what band?
    • Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Chris Martin is the lead singer of what band?
    • Coldplay
  • George O’Dowd is the lead singer of what band?
    • Culture Club (Yes, his stage name is Boy George, but that's not the band name!)

Now, the moment we have all been waiting for *drum roll*... Round One is the Numbers Round! Answers are numbers 0-15, none are repeated and they are worth one point each. The window to answer will slam shut at 7pm tomorrow night Sunday May 3rd. Good luck!


A digital gift to you

Most of you know that we have been working hard over the last weeks to re-organize the library in order to bring you services while still keeping everyone safe. One of the things we have done is invested a bit more in what we are offering via Overdrive, our downloadable book service.Days of Distraction by Alexandra Chang now available in Overdrive

Digital books are pricey, usually between $60 and $80 per copy. And even those are often 'metered' meaning they expire after a certain amount of time or certain number of check-outs so it's usually tricky to justify buying them over paper.  When I buy them, though, they are for the exclusive use of Jackson card holders.

In order to stretch our dollars as far as possible, I have been running lots of reports to see what Jackson patrons have on hold in Overdrive, and then buying those titles. When I do that, Jackson folks are boosted to the top of the hold list. I've also been watching sales closely and buying titles at a deep discount. This month it is children's material.

I hope this small offering can help keep your your social distance a bit less lonely. As always, I am here to answer any questions you may have.


Town Battle Trivia: May 2-9

Join the Jackson Public Library for some spring time fun. Gather your family to answer one online round of questions per day for a week.

In a fun twist, I have invited all the Valley libraries to offer this to their patrons too. All teams will be asked to affiliate with a library and in the end two winners will be named and awarded a prize bundle from some local sponsors. One prize to the winning team and a gift certificate to White Birch Books for the affiliate Library. It's not a lot, but it adds a bit to the fun.

Register and play the first round by Saturday May 2nd, and every day afterward for seven days. The final round is on Saturday May 9th at 7pm with final Jeopardy-style bids and answers due at 7:05pm so everyone should plan to be home for that. Honestly, where else would you be?

Contact Lichen Rancourt for more information. gets new togs

Since everything is different anyway, I figured now was the right time to launch a new website! I’ve been threatening it for years, yes years. Also, the website host we have been using is shuttering. He warned me months ago and then emailed me last week to ask me politely when I would be moving my website. I protested that I had until April! *awkward pause*

Long story short…. we have a new website – Surprise! We’ll be improving it as time goes on and then again when we are able to reopen. Thank you for your ongoing kindness and patience.

Materials requests

If the chat window looks like this, we are waiting to talk to you right now!

I haven’t updated you about our progress bringing you updated library services. Our reintroduction of material pickups on Tuesdays and Saturdays was a smash. On Saturday I took almost 100 items off the shelves and put them in the hallway. I was exhausted but happy.

If you would like to request library books to pickup, there are several ways to do so:

1. go to your account and log in with your full, 14 digit library card number. If you are used to using only four numbers then precede them with 2424700000xxxx and you should get in. (Please do note that because the State Library has cancelled the book courier service we rely on, we cannot borrow items from other libraries at this time. You will be limited to only putting holds on items we own in our collection.)

2. Fill out a form or simply email the staff.

3. Go to our chat page and if it shows we are online, we may even get a chance to have a wee catch-up in real time. I feel like I am logged into the chat 22 hours a day so you have a good chance of catching me.

Even if you miss us on chat, the staff and I have been working on setting up schedule during which you can either reach us or expect to hear back from us in whatever format you prefer. Those times are Tuesday – Saturday from 9am – 12noon. During those hours one of use will be at our computers waiting to fulfill your needs. If you phone, someone will be picking up messages and returning your call during those times.

All the best during these difficult times. We miss you all and are working just as hard to support you. Our Guide to Service is constantly updated with the latest we are doing. Lichen

Online Story Program

Hello, Friends!  Please know that we at the Jackson Library continue to think of you all.  In an ongoing effort to connect with as many of you as we can during this time of social distancing, we are pleased to begin our daily online Story Program with Petunia and Meredith.  Each weekday morning we will share a story with you, which will be posted on our website at 9 am (technology willing) and it will be accessible until the following morning when the next story replaces it.  Starting Monday morning, you will find the link to our Story Program just above the Story Walk information on the front page of our blog. We hope you’ll tune in and enjoy! Stay well.

Meredith and Petunia