This October, Goleta Valley Library is celebrating one of its favorite annual traditions: Star Wars Reads Month! This month-long celebration of literacy encourages readers and Star Wars fans to celebrate the stories that bring their beloved characters to life. Younglings and Padawans are invited to a Jedi Party on Saturday, October 15th, from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. to meet real-life clone troopers, a tie reserve pilot, a Jawa, and a Jedi Librarian! Young fans can explore the make-your-own-lightsaber station, themed crafts, fun games, fabulous prizes, and much more.
Plus, Jedi of all ages are invited to stop by the library all month long to check out Star Wars books, graphic novels, and movies from our displays for children, adults, and teens. While you are here, enjoy the most fantastic decorations in the galaxy! The library is currently bedecked with life-size droids, giant lightsabers, and vibrant posters featuring your favorite heroes and villains from the Star Wars universe.
We look forward to celebrating this special month with you!
Character meet-and-greets are generously provided by the 501st Legion and the Rebel Legion groups:
The 501st Legion is an international costuming organization dedicated to celebrating Star Wars through the creation and use of quality costumes that portray the villainous, morally ambiguous, or non-partisan characters from the Star Wars universe. The Legion promotes interest in Star Wars and facilitates the use of these costumes for Star Wars-related events as well as contributes to the local community through costumed charity and volunteer work.
The Rebel Legion is a Star Wars-based costuming fan club. The Rebel Legion’s members create and wear costumes of the hero characters from the Star Wars saga, which includes but is not limited to films, comics, books, games, and television shows based on the Star Wars saga. The Rebel Legion gives back to the community through works of charity and volunteerism.
Goleta Valley Library would like to thank the Friends of the Goleta Valley Library for their year-round support of our community programs.