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Teen Trivia! features trifles from Harry Potter, video games

Jennifer Lovchik, teen and web service librarian, dyed her hair pink in 2008 as a reward to participants in the summer reading program. She has organized a new library event for youths age 12 to 18, a Teen Trivia! contest. The first one will be 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, June 26, in the downstairs lecture room of Bellingham Public Library.
Jennifer Lovchik, teen and web service librarian, dyed her hair pink in 2008 as a reward to participants in the summer reading program. She has organized a new library event for youths age 12 to 18, a Teen Trivia! contest. The first one will be 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, June 26, in the downstairs lecture room of Bellingham Public Library. The Bellingham Herald

What species is Harry Potter’s owl, Hedwig?

That’s the kind of question youths might face in the first Teen Trivia! contest from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, June 26, in the downstairs lecture room of Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. The event is aimed at youths 12 to 18.

“Trivia kids should be able to get together and make silly team names and win prizes,” said Jennifer Lovchik, teen and web services librarian.

Lovchick said she frequently hears that teens love challenging each other with the minutiae of their various fandoms, but are disappointed that most trivia contests are held in bars, where minors can’t participate.

She said three Teen Trivia contests are planned this summer, with the other two scheduled for 4 to 6 p.m. July 24 and Aug. 14. There will be free beverages and snacks.

Teams will consist of one to five players, but don’t be shy if you don’t want to play solo — they’ll pick a partner for you.

“We’ll have the opportunity for kids to come along and get matched up” with other players, Lovchick said.

Teen Trivia! features three rounds of 10 questions each, with prizes for first and second place, she said. This week’s categories are Harry Potter, video games, and Name That Tune.

And, oh yeah, Hedwig is a snowy owl.

Reach Robert Mittendorf at 360-756-2805 or robert.mittendorf@bellinghamherald.com. Tweeting @DressLikeADuck.

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