Tap into The Force with Star Wars Reads Day Oct. 11 at Mesa County Libraries
Of The Force feel the power.
Celebrate Star Wars Reads Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, at the Mesa County Central Library, Fifth Street and Grand Avenue in Grand Junction.
Special Star Wars-themed games and activities – including a Wookie yelling contest – will happen at the library all day in celebration of Star Wars books. Show up in costume, and bring a camera to get your picture taken with a real-life Stormtrooper, Snowtrooper, and X-Wing pilot. Events are open to kids and teens and their families at no charge.
Here is a schedule of activities and events:
– 10 a.m. – Saturday Story Time with a Star Wars story.
– 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Visit the activity Space Stations and learn to fold origami Yoda and other Star Wars characters, color Star Wars coloring pages, make your own Yoda ears, and create other Star Wars crafts.
– 11 a.m. – Costume parade and contest. Winners receive Star Wars prizes, including Legos, books, and more.
– Noon – Library staff perform scenes from “William Shakespeare’s Star Wars” books.
– 1 p.m. – Wookie yelling contest. Who can sound the most like Chewbacca?
Mesa County Libraries appreciate the assistance of Out West Books, 533 Main St., and eBricks Lego Store, 570 N. 1st St. (1st & Chipeta), for their help in making Star Wars Reads Day a success.