The Benicia Library Foundation will again host the XXVI annual Trivia Bee on February 24, 2018. This year’s theme is, “Author! Author!” A major fundraiser for the Benicia Library, the money raised will go toward capital improvements at the Library. The Bee is different this year, as everyone who attends the event will be able to compete for the title and awarded a plaque that they will be able to display for the entire year.

Teams will consist of eight players who will be vying for the coveted award. Dinner, an auction, raffle and no host bar are part of the evening’s lineup. Rotary International of Benicia will be volunteering their services as bartenders.

Courtesy Benicia Public Library

Past Library Trivia Bee Auction

Teams of eight can purchase a table for $400, which also includes dinner. Single ticket holders will be seated at a table of eight and compete with their table mates. “We changed the format this year, so everyone will be able to compete and test their trivia knowledge,” said Helaine Bowles, Benicia Library Foundation Chair. Those with a competitive nature can wear theme-based costumes to win the coveted “best costume” prize. Suggestions include dressing up like William Shakespeare, Jane Austin or other favorite authors.

In the first three rounds, easier questions will be asked, from these categories: history (some Benicia History), geography, science, literature, sports and entertainment. First, second and third place winners will be announced, and in the event of a tie, there will be tiebreaker questions.

If you would like to reserve a table for your team, contact Helaine Bowles at 707.746.4358 or Individual tickets cost $30. No tickets will be sold at the door. Only 250 tickets will be available.