Star Wars Reads Day
Saturday, October 6
1:00 – 5:00 p.m. 

Thomas Memorial Library was one of only eight official event sites in Maine to host the first annual Star Wars Reads Day on Saturday, October 6, 2012.

All afternoon, the library offered ongoing activities devoted to Star Wars, including crafts, games, prizes, and giveaways.  The highlight of the day was  an appearance by a Storm Trooper from the 501st Legion, a Star Wars costuming fan club (see the videos below!)  Weather allowed most afternoon’s events to take place outside. Below is the schedule of events that were offered:

Schedule of Events

Beginning at 1:00 p.m., ongoing, while supplies last:

  • Make a Lightsaber 
  • Make an origami Yoda, and other Star Wars origami figures

1:00 – 4:45 p.m. (ongoing)

  • Tie Fighter Shoot Down game 
  • Proton Torpedo Toss game 

2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Meet a Storm Trooper!  At least one Storm Trooper, and possibly other characters from the 501st Legion will available for a meet & greet!

3:00 p.m. Costume Contest for Kids: Come dressed as your favorite Star Wars character!

4:15 p.m. Trivia Contest: Do you think you know all there is to know about Star Wars?  Come test your knowledge!

4:45 p.m. Death Star Piñata: We’ve crafted a special Death Star pinata.  May the force be with you as you use your Jedi skills to attempt to destroy the Death Star (and get candy!)


About Star Wars Reads Day

Star Wars Reads Day is a national event that celebrates reading and Star Wars. It was created in 2012 by Lucasfilm and its publishing partners–Abrams, Chronicle Books, Dark Horse, Del Rey, DK Publishing, Random House Audio, Scholastic, Titan Magazines and Workman. This was the first time a group of publishers have worked together on such a massive event. There were over 1000 Star Wars Reads events across the country last year.  We are so grateful to Lucasfilm and its partners for sponsoring the event and providing event materials!


About The 501st Legion

We are thrilled and grateful that the 501st Legion will be sending us with some very special guests for our Star Wars Reads Day events!  What is the 501st Legion all about?  Maybe these videos will help explain it…