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Another great night at the 2017 Great Library Quiz!


The annual Great Library Quiz was held on Tuesday 12th December 2017 at the State Library of Western Australia (SLWA). It was a beautiful evening and a perfect venue for spot of quizzing.
The view from the Great Southern Room at the SLWA
Despite being mere weeks before Christmas, the night was well attended with 7 teams answering 8 rounds of questions and participating in the crowd favourite "toss the bottle" game, as well as a quick round of heads and tails. Everyone got into the spirit of our festive theme with the best dressed award going to the very merry Marie!
The winners of our in-between round games and the best dressed award
The competition was fierce and it was anyone's game for most of the evening, with two teams tied for first place and two teams tied for third place until the final nail-biting round. The Elf Department emerged as the victorious team, closely followed by the City of Perth team in second and the CC's in third. An honourable mention goes to the CURTIS table for the near-perfect score on the Prime Minister pictorial table quiz - the next generation of librarians certainly know their PMs!

The Elf Department also managed to win the second, third and fourth raffle prizes, but there's no need to call the ACCC, we promise it was all above board. 
The Elf Department celebrating their win
The final scores
The quiz night would not be possible without the generous support of the SLWA and our fabulous prize donors: ALS, Margaret Allen, the Art Gallery of WA, the West Australian Museum, ALIA, Cambridge Public Library and Warnbro Community Library. Thank you all for your support and generosity!
The amazing selection of prizes (top); the beautiful deck chairs (more like works of art!) donated by the SLWA (bottom)
The ALIAWest committee would also like to sincerely thank our library colleagues and friends for attending and generously donating to the two very worthy causes that the quiz night supports: the Sharr Award and the Kay Poustie Scholarship fund. All of the funds raised on the night go directly towards these two awards. 

Last but certainly not least, we would like to thank our marvellous MC and outgoing Convenor, Kym Andrews, for leading the ALIAWest committee for two years and serving as a committee member for several years before that. Thank you for all that you've done for ALIAWest Kym, you will be missed!

The Great Library Quiz will be back bigger and better in early December 2018! We look forward to seeing some new and familiar faces at the 2018 ALIAWest events, but until then - have a happy and safe festive season with your loved ones. 

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