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If You Like Star Wars…

The movie, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, premieres today and once you see it you might find yourself wondering what else you might enjoy as much as Star Wars. Fear not, we have a list of Star Wars books, TV shows, and movies that you can find here at the library:

Star Wars, the Prequel Trilogy: a Graphic Novel – Relive the beginnings of the ultimate tale of good versus evil! Join Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Padmé Amidala, Yoda, Darth Maul, and the rest of the heroes and villains from the Star Wars universe in this graphic novel collection that retells the prequel trilogy. Juvenile Graphic Novels section J Graphic STAR.

Star Wars Rebels (TV Show) – Continue the epic tradition of the legendary Star Wars saga. It is a dark time in the galaxy as the evil Galactic Empire rules with an iron fist. Imperial forces have occupied a remote planet, ruining the lives of its people. A ragtag band of rebels, Ezra, Hera, Kanan, Sabine, Zeb and Chopper, have taken a brave stand against the ruthless oppression of the Empire in a fight to restore peace and freedom to the galaxy. Juvenile DVD section jDVD STAR.

Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know by Adam Bray – This is crammed with weird and wonderful Star Wars trivia. Find out who cleans the floors of the Death Stars and what takes 1,000 years to digest its victims! From movie-making trivia to quirky facts you never knew, this guide will excite new and old fans alike of Star Wars Rebels, Star Wars: The Clone Wars and the Star Wars movies I-VIJuvenile Nonfiction section j791.437 BRAY.

Star Wars: Return of the Jedi: Beware the Power of the Dark Side! by Tom Angleberger Presents a retelling of the third Star Wars movie, featuring Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and Princess Leia as they battle the Empire. Juvenile Fiction section J STAR.

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Star Wars Day!

May the 4th Be With You! In celebration of Star Wars Day, here is a round up of some of our favorite Star Wars books:

Small Scenes from a Big Galaxy by Vesa Lehtimaki (Juvenile Nonfiction  j688.725 LEHTIMAKI): A really neat book where they use Lego Star Wars pieces to re-create famous scenes from the Star Wars movies!

Star Wars: Return of the Jedi: Beware the Power of the Dark Side! by Tom Angleberger (Juvenile Fiction J STAR): This original retelling of the Return of the Jedi is an enjoyable read!

Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know by Adam Bray (Juvenile Nonfiction j791.437 BRAY): For those who want to know even more trivia and strange but true facts this is the book for you!

What’re your favorite Star Wars books?

The Month of May

We all know what it’s like when spring is here.  You just can’t stand school for very much longer and you’re counting down the days until summer vacation starts.

It’s a good thing May is filled with all sort of fun things to celebrate.  Maybe this year you could celebrate Lumpy Rug Day (May 3), AKA National Teacher’s DayMay 8 is No Socks Day.  If you decide not to wear socks and then lose them, you can use the next day, Lost Sock Memorial Day, to remember how soft and comfy they were.  If you celebrate
Mother’s Day
and forget to do something on May 8 for that special someone in your life, you can use Clean Up Your Room Day on May 10 to make it up to them.  There’s Friday the 13th, which happens to be the only one in the year of 2016, National Sea Monkey Day (May 16), Tap Dance Day (May 25) and of course, Memorial Day (May 30)


But wait! There’s more!  This list is missing one HUGE day.  One day when we can honor a very special something that has influenced just about everyone on the planet.  This piece of history has influenced advances in technology, in movies, and even in the field of medicine!  If you figured out that I’m talking about Star Wars, then the force is strong with you. 
 
If you’re as big a Star Wars fan as I am, then I’m sure you’re gearing up to celebrate May the 4th on May 4. 


Well young Padawan, I have good news for you!  Bartlett Public Library District will be holding a Star Wars Party from 6-8pm on Wednesday, May 4.  There will be activities and games and of course, it’s the perfect time to break out that Yoda and R2 costume you’ve been working on all year. 

If you’re stuck at home and can’t make it to the party, you can make your own Star Wars themed project like this holographic projector.  The directions are easy to follow and this projector really works!  All you need is a ruler, tape, plastic, and something to cut it with.  If you have old DVD cases or presentationtation folders, you can draw right on the plastic, but it won’t stand as nicely as the hard plastic.  If you have an adult’s permission, you could use an old CD case, but it’s harder to cut.  When your projector is ready, use this link to project the message R
2D2 plays from Princess Leia!  Good luck and May the Fourth be with you.
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