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Celebrate Star Wars Day with Virtual Library Programs

Celebrate Star Wars Day with Virtual Library Programs

Published: April 29, 2021

May the Fourth be with you!

Star Wars fans love to send out this greeting when springtime rolls around, playing on the movie catchphrase “May the Force be with you!” The pun, in fact, gave rise to May 4 being designated as Star Wars Day, a time to celebrate the film franchise’s wildly imaginative universe.

To tap into the annual observation, the Catawba County Library is offering two virtual, family-friendly programs designed to delight Star Wars enthusiasts.

• At 4 pm on Tuesday, May 4, the library is hosting a STEAM program that teaches participants how to make their own LED lightsaber card. Using LED lights, coin cell batteries, and other simple materials, kids aged 8-14 will learn how to build circuits and create a cool, at-home DIY project. Participants are encouraged to dress up as their favorite Star Wars character for the Zoom program.

To register and have a materials kit sent to your local library branch, visit or call 828.465.8665.

• Also on Tuesday, May 4, at 6 pm, the library is hosting a Star Wars: Skywalker Saga Virtual Movie Trivia Night. All Jedi and Sith are invited to test their own knowledge of the saga’s nine films against that of other local competitors.

Players are encouraged to dress in costume or wear Star Wars gear for the contest, which will award prizes and bragging rights to the winning teams. The live Zoom session will accommodate up to 25 teams or individuals. To participate, register at or call 828.465.8665. Zoom links will be emailed out the day before the program.

For the best trivia night experience, participants should connect two devices, such as a laptop for the Zoom meeting and a phone/tablet to answer multiple-choice questions and have points awarded in real-time using Kahoot! Players can use the Kahoot! website or download the free Kahoot! app.

If you’d like to refresh your memory about storylines and characters before the trivia competition, you can find Star Wars DVDs and print books at the library (including Star Wars: The Complete Visual Dictionary by James Luceno) and reserve them through the online catalog. Ebooks and comics of the series are available for cardholders to borrow through Hoopla with no wait times.