What's Happening

at the Allen County Public Library  rss-icon

Star Wars Celebration at ACPL

by Intergalactic Federation of Librarians | Nov 27, 2017
Photo Nov 27, 2 20 29 PM

The Allen County Public Library is going intergalactic this December! As we all prepare for the new Star Wars release on December 15th, our branches are hosting fun events to celebrate everything we love about the famous far, far away galaxy.

DECEMBER 9

WOODBURN
10:30 am - 1:30 pm
In honor of the upcoming release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the Woodburn Branch will be celebrating with activities, crafts and star-studded treats. Please register by calling 421-1370.

ABOITE
12:00 - 4:00 pm
Come celebrate the release of the newest film with a Star Wars party at the Aboite Branch! We will have Star Wars-themed activities, crafts, and snacks. All ages welcome! Call 260-421-1310 for more information!

GRABILL
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Awaken the Jedi within! Join your Grabill Branch Library for a Star Wars Celebration. We promise an epic adventure with activities, DIY's, and stellar treats. This program is open
to all ages. Costumes are welcome. Please register for supply purposes.

HESSEN CASSEL
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
It doesn't matter if you're a Jedi Knight, a Sith Lord, or somewhere in between - you can still have fun at our pre-release fan party! The next movie comes out on December 15th, so join us to show off your waiting-for-tickets costume. There will be food, crafts, activities, prizes, and a photo booth.

NEW HAVEN
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Are you as excited about Episode VIII as we are? Join us for fun Star Wars activities!


DECEMBER 10

MAIN LIBRARY

Star Wars: The Force Awakens
2:00 pm in the Main Library Theater
Thirty years after the destruction of the second Death Star and the Galactic Civil War, the First Order has risen from the fallen Galactic Empire and seeks to eliminate the New
Republic. The Resistance, backed by the Republic and led by General Leia Organa, opposes them while searching for her brother, Luke Skywalker.

Star Wars Trivia
12:00 - 3:00 pm in the Teens Dept.
STAR WARS TRIVIA will be a two stage trivia contest that will separate the True Jedi from the scruffy looking nerf herders. In the first phase, Star Wars Trivia: A Nerd's Hope, contestants will fill out a series of questions on paper that even a random laserbrain could answer. Questions will be available at the Teen Department Ask Here
Desk from 12:00 pm until 2:15 pm.

At 2:30 pm, six contestants with all correct answers from phase one will be chosen randomly to compete with one another in a live quiz show style elimination round, Star Wars Trivia: The Nerds Strike Back. They will take their weapons and strike down the opposition (figuratively) and one of them will rule the Star Wars Trivia Galaxy alone (literally). As a token of our goodwill, the winner will be presented with a gift (guaranteed). Everyone else will find a new definition of pain and suffering in the belly of the almighty Sarlacc (not likely).

Star Wars Cosplay Contest
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm in the Great Hall
Join us in the Great Hall for the Star Wars Cosplay Contest! Dress up like a Star Wars character or anything you'd expect to see in Mos Eisley Cantina...the Emperor will be most displeased if you don't show up in costume. People who dress up will be introduced and given the opportunity to show off their look.

Family-Friendly Movies for Star Wars Fans
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm in Children's Services
Join us in the Globe Room for a variety of Star Wars related movies for kids of all ages and their families. We'll be showing a variety of movies; join us for one movie or spend the afternoon and watch 'em all! (And, when you need a break from the movies, try your hand at a Star Wars "make-and-take" craft.)


DECEMBER 15

LITTLE TURTLE
3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Join us for an afternoon of Star Wars family fun! Take your picture with life-sized Star Wars characters, create light saber glow sticks and Star Wars origami bookmarks. Watch "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" and feel free to dress in costume!


DECEMBER 16

WAYNEDALE
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Are you with the Rebel Alliance or the Galactic Empire? Either way, use the Force to control the dice and win at this Star Wars version of the classic strategy game RISK. Part of the GameChamps gaming series.

DUPONT
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Drop in to snap pics at our Star Wars photo booth, fly a paper airplane through the Death Star, and enjoy other activities and a snack.

GEORGETOWN
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
A long, long time ago in a library not so far away...stop by the Georgetown branch for some Star Wars themed crafts, trivia, and a chance to meet Darth Vader!

PONTIAC
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
In honor of the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi the Pontiac Branch will be celebrating with activities, crafts, and treats. Fun for the whole family!


TECUMSEH

December 27 - 1:30 pm
Star Wars Selfies: come snap a pic with a Star Wars character.

December 27 - 4:30 pm
DIY X-Wing Fighter Pilot Helmets

December 28 - 7:00 pm
How-To Studio: Star Wars Stitching
Stitch a simple Star Wars character.

December 29 - 1:30 pm
Droid Day: Make a Droid Craft and enjoy BB8 Snow Cones!

December 30 - 1:30 pm
Family Movie Matinee proudly presents Star Wars: Rogue One and will be serving space-tacular snacks.

January 2 - 6:30 pm
Family Movie Matinee proudly presents Star Wars: The Force Awakens and will be serving space-tacular snacks.

January 3 - 1:30 pm
The Figurines You’re Looking For: Mold and paint a Star Wars figurine!

January 4 - 4:30 pm
BB-8 Cookie Decorating

January 4 - 7:00 pm
How-To Studio: Learn to make a Cosmic Lamp

January 5 - 1:30 pm
Padawan Jedi Training: Make a light saber and learn Jedi training tips!

January 6 - 1:30 pm
Carbonite-Hard Star Wars Trivia Event


1 comment

Leave a comment
  1. Betsy | Nov 30, 2017
    Techumseh rocks!  May the force bewith you...

    Leave a comment