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.

22 thoughts on “Town Battle Trivia: May 2-9”

  1. Jack Froster
    I’m just a grandma who has recently been rereading my childhood favorites, so that I can chat with the grands.
    Also love a good mystery, historical stories and cookbooks.
    When not reading, I bake, garden, craft, ski, and work.

      1. The books I’ve shared with my grands, and rereading
        Little House series
        Chronicles of Narnia
        Hobbit, LOTR series
        Blueberries for Sal and A Day in Maine
        More recently written series, also shared with grands
        Percy Jackson series
        Harry Potter series

        I had a broken leg, so read a lot one summer. There was a series of three books about a girl who lived with her grandparents. I think the colors
        Gold and silver were in two separate titles . She had wallpaper with gold roses. I read the books 50 years ago. Any ideas? If love to share them with my granddaughter.

  2. Courageous Chocoruans are Ann and David Wilkins, semi-retired professors of art history from Pittsburgh PA who gain strength from looking out at Mt Chocorua every day from their home on Silver Lake. Their favorite authors are too many to name, but recently they’ve been re-reading Alexander McCall Smith to relax and they both love Jane Austen and the Harry Potter series. Ann reads medical history for fun (go figure), while David has not gotten over Love in the Time of Cholera. Their favorite artists are also too many to name, but Matisse, John Singer Sargent, and Frank Lloyd Wright are all near the top of the list.

    1. Wow! Ann and David! My mom took me to the big Matisse exhibit in NYC for my 18th birthday and I was in love. Have you been to the Frank Lloyd Wright houses in Manchester?

      1. The Gibson Center has been trying to organize a trip to the Frank Lloyd Wright home

  3. Chinook Trailers

    As it happens, we had recently polled the team about
    BOOKS if you had to choose just one:

    Bartlett’s Famous Quotations
    Gourmet Cookbook, The (edited by Ruth Reichl)
    His Dark Materials series (Philip Pullman)
    Dark is Rising, The series (Susan Cooper)
    Harry Potter series (J.K. Rowling)
    Hornblower series (C.S. Forester)
    Jack Aubrey-Stephen Maturin series (Patrick O’Brian)
    Lord of the Rings series (J.R.R. Tolkien)
    OED (Oxford English Dictionary)
    Percy Jackson series (Rick Riordan)
    Princess Bride (mentioned often as the movie, but book’s good, too
    –William Goldman)
    Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, opening the
    West (Stephen Ambrose)

    and also mention of The Voyage by Philip Caputo

    BUT the list could be considerable longer if you just want to know what we’re reading now, what we’ve read that knocked our socks off in the last year or so, etc etc

  4. The Corgilreddenbachers (longest nickname I’ve ever been given!)

    I grew up reading a lot of the classics; To Kill A Mockingbird, Great Gatsby, most of which I have re-read over the years. I’ve read Harry Potter a few times and I’ve been slowing working my way through the Outlander series. Currently, I’m reading Daisy Jones and the Six about a fictional 70s band ??

  5. Border Patrol consists of a Jackson resident (Billy Terry), a North Conway resident (Bob Irwin) and a Jackson winter resident (Jason Roth). We’ve been enjoying our daily late afternoon strategy meetings, sitting sipping wine, coffee and/or Scotch while staggering through the questions.

    Recent books read include:
    “The Mirror and the Light” (Hillary Mantel)
    “Love in the Time of Cholera” (Gabriel Garcia Marquez)
    “Paris in the Present Tense” (Mark Helprin)
    “The Silent Patient” (Michael Ides)

  6. The Spofflers is a magical mixing of the last names, Spofford and Kessler. Please feel free to refer to Dan and I as the Spofflers if you feel so inclined.
    As a young reader, I was a huge fan of Mad magazine as well as other comic book types. I loved the X-Men comics and I’ve always been a Gambit fan. Other than that, I wasn’t a huge reader. I was forced to read the usual books required for English class. My favorite of the forced reads was The Lord of the Flies. Currently, I’ve been reading a lot of contemporary lit. I’ve also become a huge Lindy West fan thanks to Lichen! I’m a sucker for a good bio/autobiography. Dan and I have had a great time with this Virtual trivia. We hope it continues! Thanks for setting it up!

  7. Hi! We’re the quirky Agatha Quizties! We are Todd, Lisa, Max and Harry. We have lived in NOCO for a year now, and loooooove trivia!!1! (And the library!!). Our favorite books include “From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler”, “The Hobbit”, “The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy”, honorable mention to “Slaughterhouse V”.

    We enjoy skiing, hiking, and long walks on the beach.

    1. Did you listen to Andy Serkis reading The Hobbit today cover to cover? It was fantastic.

  8. The Deerbrook Duo has enjoyed participating in the trivia challenge. It gives us another “purpose” and cognitive exercise each day. Our favorite reads during this time have been “The Soul of an Octopus”, “The Body”, “Me” (Elton John) and “Running With Sherman”.

  9. 2/3 of Team Dandiview lives on Dandiview Rd in NoCo, the other third is in Birch Hill and we are BFFs. The Dandiview household loves mysteries, legal & medical thrillers, and bloody & gory suspense. The Birch Hill faction is more into nonfiction. When we don’t work or read, we love to run & bike & swim in the summer, and skin up & ski down the mountains in the winter. Altogether we have three puppies and love them like crazy!

  10. We are the Silver Lake Literary and Shepard’s Pie Society: Silver Lake residents Doug and Christina and me, quarantine house guest daughter Bailey. Doug likes anything by Clive Cussler and Douglas Preston’s ‘Lost City of the Monkey God’. Christina’s favorites are ‘Colony’ by Anne Rivers Siddon and ‘The Story of Edgar Sawtelle’ by David Wroblewski. My favorite book of all time is ‘A Tree Grows in Brooklyn’ by Betty Smith but I’m also pretty partial to a good British mystery.

  11. Kerri and Frank Nash are in Jackson and really enjoying trivia each night, thank you so much! Normally we live in MA, but relocated up here to our vacation home with 3 kids 2 months ago and are so grateful to have such a wonderful place to make our home in all of this. Kerri has been reading Where They Found Her by Kimverly McCreight and Frank recently read and really really enjoyed the books by Patrick Rothfuss. Can’t wait for the final book to come out!

  12. We are the Timberdoodles aka Jeanne-Marie Maher and Michael Pahl. Residents at the Wentworth, trying to become full-time now that we’ve retired. We ski, bike, bird and do all sorts of outdoor things that takes up most of our time. When there is time to read, one of us has enjoyed “Maybe You Should Talk to Someone”, “The Dutch House” and “The Paris Architect”. The other might open the user manual or do the crosswords.

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