Star Wars Reads Day is an international event that celebrates reading and Star Wars. It was launched in 2012 by Lucasfilm and its publishing partners — Abrams, Chronicle Books, Dark Horse, Del Rey, DK Publishing, Klutz, Random House Audio, Scholastic, and Workman Publishing. Last year, Quirk Books joined the fun, Disney Book Group is also participating this year
There are Star Wras Reads events being held at Barnes & Noble and libaries through out the country- for more information visit Starwars.com or follow hashtag #StarWarsReads
Get ready for the event with book recommendations shared on the official Star Wars Reads Facebook Page and here’s a Star Wars activity kit available to download in Color.pdf and Black and White.pdf
Here are some local Orange County Star Wars Reads Day Events:
Mesa Verde Library – Star Wars Reading Day – Saturday, October 11, 2014 from 12:00 – 2:00 pm.
Come to celebrate Star Wars Reads Day, an international event that promotes reading and all things Star Wars! There will be Jedi trivia games (with prizes), a special Padawan storytime, Eewok crafts, and an exciting choreographed lightsaber action sequence (totally non-lethal) performed by the Saber Guild dressed in full Jedi gear. Free family event, all ages welcome.
Mesa Verde Library 2969 Mesa Verde Drive , Costa Mesa, CA. 92626
Central Library in Newport Beach – Star Wars Reads Day – Saturday , October 11, 2014 from 3:00 – 5:00 pm.
Come dressed as your favorite Star Wars characters for crafts, games and special guests!
Central Library in Newport Beach 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach, CA 92660
Barnes & Noble – nationwide events
Celebrate with Storytime, paper crafts, trivia contests and more from 1:00 until 3:00 pm. Dress up for a chance to win our costume contest.
Orange – Star Wars Reads Day- Saturday October 11, 2014 from 1:00 – 3:00 pm.
791 South Main Street Suite 100, Orange, CA 92868
Irvine – Star Wars Reads Day – Saturday October 11, 2014 at 11:00 am.
4600 Barranca Parkway, Irvine, CA 92604
Or check their Event Locator for an store near you
Orange Public Library & History Center – Star Wars Day – Saturday, October 18,2014 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm
This special event will include storytime, a dueling lightsaber demonstration, costume contest and a meet-and-greet with their favorite characters.
Orange Public Library and History Center 407 E. Chapman Ave., Orange, CA 92866
Space will be limited at these events and they will fill up quickly, be sure to arrive early.
In celebration of the new Star Wars Rebel TV series, Toys R Us is hosting a special Star Wars/Lego event. Visit your local Toys R Us for a FREE Ghost Ship mini build FREE Ghost Ship on Saturday, October 11, 2014 between 12:00 – 2:00 p.m., I love getting Free Legos!