If you (and your kids, I guess) cannot wait for the new Star Wars movie, the Calgary Library might be able to help. On Saturday December 2nd, the Calgary library is inviting families from all galaxies for a celebration of all things Star Wars!

The invite is open to wookies, porgs, jedis, and droids alike.

Star Wars Day: The Library Strikes Back is a one-day event and free all-ages celebration.

Families will have the opportunity to build their own lightsaber, program a droid, or take a selfie with a stormtrooper. There might even be some stuff for kids.

Family-friendly cosplay is strongly encouraged as Star Wars mania takes over Central Library (616 Macleod Trail SE), Shawnessy Library (333 Shawville Blvd SE), and Saddletowne Library (7555 Falconridge Blvd NE) from 12:00 to 4:00 pm.

Other activities include a craft stations to create a Star Wars snowflake, build a papercraft porg, or colour an ewok ornament. Or you can pose for a picture the stormtroopers of the 501st Legion and a life-size R2-D2. Families will also be able to learn how to program mini versions of the movie droids: R2-D2, BB-8, R2-Q5, and BB-9. Plus, Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality demonstrations hosted by VizworX and the VR/AR Association.

Not to mention, Star Wars Day is the perfect time to discover the libraries awesome Star Wars collections including books, graphic novels, and movies!

For more information, check out their website.


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Mike Morrison

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