Star Wars Day: 5 Ways the Library Strikes Back

                                                      

So, you like Star Wars. Your kids like Star Wars (my kids LOVE Star Wars.)

                                              

Your kids' kids like Star Wars (which would make you a grandparent. I am so not a grandparent. And my mom does not like Star Wars, but that's not the point.) Did you know that one of the best places to celebrate Star Wars Day is at your Public Library? SERIOUSLY!! Here are 5 ways the Force Can Be With You:

                                         

1. STAR WARS EVENTS:  Lots of libraries celebrate Stars Wars Day with special events. It could be anything from meeting the characters from the movie to making Yoda cookies to building pool noodle sabers! I have done ALL of these things in my library. Check out your library's calendar to see what they have planned. Check out the events we're hosting in local Tampa libraries today and tomorrow as we celebrate May the Fourth and Revenge of the Fifth with Empire-sized parties for all ages. From the youngest Padawan to the wisest Jedi, wear your best Star Wars gear and join us for an epic experience! Click here for more details  http://bit.ly/2w5ofGy

                                     

                                    

2. STAR WARS Movies and Music:  Don't own every DVD in the Star Wars series? No sweat. I bet your library has the whole collection and if it is checked out, you can place it on hold.  (Click here to see the complete list of movies.) And don't forget the music. I bet your library has the movie soundtracks. I've been listening to A New Hope in preparation for today. My library carries it on audio CD and through Hoopla. 

                                   

3. STAR WARS BOOKS: The force is strong in Star Wars Books!! There are also a TON of books for all ages! From adults to teens to kids. Even babies can enjoy learning the ABCs with their favorite Star Wars characters. You can read stories which continue the saga, you could learn how to make special arts and crafts like Yoda ears, you could make your own Star Wars costume. If your library has Hoopla or Overdrive (which mine does), you don't even need to step a foot into the library to get the ebooks or audiobooks!   

4. 3D PRINT STAR WARS MODELS If you are lucky to have a library that has a 3D Printer (Not all of them do, but I bet there is a branch close by that does!), then you are in luck! There are so many different ways to use that printer for Star Wars trinkets: https://all3dp.com/1/40-star-wars-3d-models-to-3d-print/  I made this lovely Darth Vader using the 3d printer at my library.

                                             

5. Star Wars Guest Speakers and Special Guests. I am such a Star Wars Geek that I have even hosted a Star Wars SCHOLAR. That's right. A SCHOLAR. His presentation, The Music of Star Wars combined everything that I love most about the franchise and broke it down in such a way that now every time I watch one of the films, I am listening to the music for hints about what might be coming next!

                                            

 

So, what are you doing for Star Wars Day? Perhaps visiting your library?

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