Pixar Fest Trivia by MVL, July 9, 2021

Hello readers! Have you heard of the zoom based Summer Trivia Program hosted by Mission Viejo Library in July 2021? It is a super exciting and fun, summer season of pop culture trivia! If you haven’t already, you can email libraryprograms@cityofmissionviejo.org to join in on the fun!

Every week this month, we have a trivia night on Friday! I recently attended the first one on July 9, 2021. It was about Disney Pixar Movies! The questions made me really delve into my knowledge of Pixar movies. Some of my favorite Pixar Movies are the Toy Story movies, the Incredibles movies, Cars movies, Inside Out, and Brave.

These were some of the questions. See if you can guess yourself before checking the answers:

  1. What are the emotions that live inside Riley’s head in the movie Inside Out?
    • Joy, Fear, Sadness, Anger, and Disgust
  2. What name does Russell give the exotic bird he finds in Paradise Falls from the movie Up?
    • Kevin
  3. Who is Buzz Lightyear’s mortal enemy?
    • Emperor Zurg
  4. What are the names of Merida’s three brothers?
    • Hubert, Harris, and Hamish
  5. It is said you can find a delivery vehicle in almost every Pixar movie. What company is the delivery truck from?
    • Pizza Planet

These were some of the many fun questions we got to answer! The trivia nights consist of 3 rounds, and each round has 12 questions.

If you would like to sign up for future trivia nights, email libraryprograms@cityofmissionviejo.org (as mentioned above)! I would totally recommend participating! The days and themes include:

Heroes and Villains – July 16 @ 6pm

Name That Tune: Disney Themes – July 23 @ 6pm

5th Annual Harry Potter Trivia – July 30 @ 6pm

-Anya P.

2021 Summer Reading: Book Recommendations

I am a bibliophile, and I am proud to admit it. I look forward to the summer as it gives me the time to spend more time with my books. Though I always look for new books to read, sometimes I just simply reread the books which has left a mark on me. Here is a list of my favorite books, not in any particular order. All of them are the ones which I have truly enjoyed and would recommend to my fellow bibliophiles:

  1. Wonder by R J Palacio: An awe-inspiring story about the journey of a boy with a craniofacial difference, who starts school for the first time after being home schooled for years.
  2. Auggie and me by R J Palacio: Stories about different characters from Wonder
  3. Matilda by Roald Dahl: A story of a bright little girl, who finds her inner powers to outwit those who don’t understand her.
  4. Where the Red Fern grows by Wilson Rawls: A novel about a friendship between a boy and two hunting dogs.
  5. Hoot by Carl Hiassen: A suspense novel where a newcomer makes two new friends and one enemy, and joins an effort to stop an activity which would destroy certain wildlife colony.
  6. Scat by Carl Hiassen: A mystery novel about a missing teacher and panthers
  7. The Giver by Lois Lowry: A story written from the point of view of an 11 year old boy, living in a futuristic society.
  8. The Maze Runner by James Dashner: A teen dystopian science fiction.
  9. The Outsiders by S E Hinton: A novel which details the conflicts between groups divided by socio economic status.
  10. Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’Engle: A novel about journey through space and time, from universe to universe.
  11. Percy Jackson and the Olympians series by Rick Riordan: A series of five fantasy adventure novels based on a boy who discovers he is a demi-god
  12. Divergent Series by Veronica Roth: A powerful story about a futuristic dystopian world in which society is divided into factions
  13. The Harry Potter Series, by J.K. Rowling: Series of 7 fantasy novels chronicling the life of young wizards and witches
  14. The Hunger Games Series by Suzanne Collins: Series of three young adult dystopian novels that take place in a futuristic society which used to be North America
  15. The Hobbit Series and The Lord of the Rings Series by JRR Tolkien: A children’s fantasy novel of a boy on a journey through treacherous lands filled with dangerous creatures

-Anya P.