Star Wars Reads Day 2015: The Force is with Books October 10th!

The fourth annual Star Wars Reads Day is soon upon us, and this global celebration in support of the joy of reading and literacy is sure to have something for everyone! There are a number of events around the Twin Cities area and throughout Minnesota, and we’ve done our best to round them up. Events and times may be subject to change, so check with event venues for the most current information.

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Even BB-8 loves to read!!

Barnes & Noble Lego Build Events

When: Saturday, October 10th at 2:00 p.m.
Where: Multiple locations

The following Barnes & Noble stores are hosting Star Wars–themed Lego events:

Space and supplies are limited and advance sign-up is required, so contact your local store. Representatives of the Central Garrison costuming organization will be attending at the St. Cloud location.

Barnes & Noble Kids’ Activities

When: Saturday, October 10th at 2:00 p.m.
Where: Edina

If Lego isn’t your (or your kid’s) thing, you can visit the Barnes & Noble at the Galleria to participate in Star Wars trivia and activities aimed at kids ages 5 to 12 and interact with the Central Garrison.

Star Wars Reads Day at the Library

Star Wars Reads Day LogoMany libraries are hosting events, most of which are all-ages friendly and encourage costumes. Participating locations include:

Brainerd Public Library
When: Saturday, October 10th starting at 10:00 a.m.
What: Books, activities, memorabilia display
Details: Click here

Duluth Public Library
When: Saturday, October 10th at 3:00 p.m.
What: Movie screening, Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Details: Click here

Maplewood Public Library
When: Saturday, October 10th from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
What: Crafts, scavenger hunts, snacks, Central Garrison
Details: Click here

Maplewood Memorial Library
When: Saturday, October 10th from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
What: Robotics demonstrations, special guest, Lego activities, crafts, trivia, scavenger hunt
Details: Click here

Mounds View Public Library
When: Saturday, October 10th from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
What: Crafts, scavenger hunts, snacks, Central Garrison
Details: Click here

South St. Paul Library
When: Saturday, October 10th from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
What: Games, crafts, and activities
Details: Click here

Pleasant Hills Library
When: Saturday, October 10th from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m.
What: Crafts, trivia, prizes, Central Garrison
Details: Click here

Shoreview Public Library
When: 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
What: Crafts, scavenger hunts, snacks, Central Garrison
Details: Click here

Stillwater Public Library
When: 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
What: “Jedi Academy” activities (10:30–noon), Central Garrison
Details: Click here

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Not sure what to read to celebrate Star Wars Reads Day? Here are just a few of the recent releases available:

  • Dark Disciple by Christie Golden
  • Beware the Power of the Dark Side! (Return of the Jedi) by Tom Angleberger
  • Imperial Handbook: A Commander’s Guide by Daniel Wallace (hardcover reprint)
  • Journey to The Force Awakens: Aftermath by Chuck Wendig
  • Journey to The Force Awakens: Lost Stars by Claudia Gray
  • Journey to The Force Awakens: The Weapon of a Jedi by Jason Fry
  • Journey to The Force Awakens: Moving Target by Cecil Castellucci
  • Journey to The Force Awakens: Smuggler’s Run by Greg Rucka
  • So You Want to Be a Jedi? (The Empire Strikes Back) by Adam Gidwitz
  • The Princess, the Scoundrel, and the Farm Boy (A New Hope) by Alexandra Bracken
  • Rise of the Empire (A New Dawn, Tarkin, three short stories) by John Jackson Miller, James Luceno, Jason Fry and Melissa Scott
  • Tarkin by James Luceno (paperback reprint)
  • William Shakespeare’s The Clone Army Attacketh by Ian Doescher
  • William Shakespeare’s Tragedy of the Sith’s Revenge by Ian Doescher

Follow the Star Wars official site and the Star Wars Reads Facebook page for activity sheets and more information on Star Wars Reads Day.

And, finally—still can’t get enough Star Wars? Cecil Castellucci, author of Moving Target: A Princess Leia Adventure, and Daniel Wallace, author of Ultimate Star Wars, are helping Red Balloon Bookshop host a Star Wars party at the Twin Cities Book Festival on October 17! Click here for more details.

May the Force Be With You!

Star Wars Reads Day poster: Don't Underestimate the Power of Reading! Celebrate Star Wars Reads Day at a library or bookstore near you

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