Compete in the Oak Park Smarty Pants Olympics!

The Oak Park public library sent out it's regular e-mail update today and one particular item caught my attention:

Smartypants Olympics!
Saturday, March 6
7 pm, Main Library

Start recruiting your team and studying up on trivia to help raise money for the Library. Teams of 4 to 6 are invited to the Friends of the Oak Park Public Library's first annual trivia night fundraiser. Enjoy wine, beer, and a brainfood snack buffet while you compete in our trivia challenge. Team registration form coming soon to www.oppl.org/trivia/.

Now I'm not one who typically considers herself to be a so-called "smartypants" but I have read a book or two so I think I can answer a few of the questions correctly.

The event has a suggested donation of $25. The registration form isn't available yet, but I thought I'd start taking names to see if anyone would be interested in forming a Live Here Oak Park/Oak Park Tweeps team.

If so, just let me know in the comments below. If we get more than 6 people who are interested in joining the team, perhaps the next 6 interested parties can register as a second team.

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Comment by Brent Jones on March 7, 2010 at 8:48am
Sure feels good to win, doesn't it?

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Comment by Becca on March 6, 2010 at 10:54pm
Thanks for a great evening, everyone! I wrote a blog post about our victory and posted some pics that Russ took on his iPhone.

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Comment by Bri on March 6, 2010 at 10:00pm
We won!

Your Host
Comment by Becca on March 4, 2010 at 11:56am
Sounds good. I'll be easy to spot in my "I Love Oak Park" t-shirt!

Pioneer
Comment by Bri on March 4, 2010 at 9:44am
So should we meet in the lobby, say at 6:45? Becca, does everyone recognize you?

Your Host
Comment by Becca on March 3, 2010 at 8:25pm
Here's the latest info from the library about the event:

Thanks so much for registering a team for the First Annual Smartypants Olympics at the Oak Park Public Library. Please arrive by 7 p.m. to finalize your registration and submit your team name. As of today (March 3), we have 21 teams ready to compete. Our limit is 25 teams. The competition begins promptly at 7:30 p.m. The underground parking lot will be open.

Thanks to our generous architects who have underwritten our bar bill, beer and wine will be complimentary, along with "brain food" snacks. We love our library designed so beautifully by Nagle, Hartray, Danker, Kagan, McKay & Penney. And we very much appreciate your support of the library and its programs.

Local authors, artists, restaurants and others have donated items for an auction -- so bring your checkbooks or cash. We will not be able to accommodate credit cards.

Most of the teams who have registered have six members. If you registered a four or five-member team, and want to increase your team size to six players, the newcomers can pay $25 each at the door.

Thanks so much for joining us in this new venture! We hope to provide a lot of fun and laughs and spirited competition Saturday evening. See you then!

Your Host
Comment by Becca on March 2, 2010 at 5:32pm
What about The Mighty Minds or The Cerebral Six? Of course both of these names seem to imply that we will have an impressive performance in the competition so we can't disappoint!

Pioneer
Comment by Bri on March 2, 2010 at 12:21pm
LHOPers?
Comment by Brent R Jones on March 1, 2010 at 6:48pm
The Owls of Oak Park is a possible team name.

Your Host
Comment by Becca on March 1, 2010 at 5:21pm
Alright team, we're ready to rumble. The library said they had not submitted the checks yet because they wanted to make sure they had enough teams. Now they do have enough people so the competition is on! They are expecting 15 tams and they will be holding an auction in between rounds so be sure to bring your check books!

Oh, and we'll also need to come up with a team name. Any suggestions?

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