Star Wars Day: The Library Strikes Back

Calling all wookies, porgs, jedis, and droids to a library not that far away.

On Saturday, December 2, three Calgary Public Library locations will be transformed for Star Wars Day: The Library Strikes Back.

This fun one-day event — a free all-ages celebration of all things Star Wars — is your chance to celebrate the upcoming launch of the movie Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Come complete with costume because family-friendly cosplay is strongly encouraged!  

Saturday, December 2 | 12 - 4 pm
Central Library | Shawnessy Library | Saddletowne Library

Whether you choose the dark side or the light, the Library will have fun activities for all Star Wars fans:

  • Explore craft stations to create a Star Wars snowflake, build a papercraft porg, or colour an ewok ornament;
  • Pose for a picture with the stormtroopers of the 501st Legion;
  • Meet a life-size R2-D2 at the following times and locations
  • Learn to program mini versions of the movie droids: R2-D2, BB-8, R2-Q5, and BB-9E;
  • Discover our awesome Star Wars collections including books, graphic novels, and movies;
  • Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality demonstrations hosted by VizworX and the VR/AR Association.

Special thanks to event partners VR/AR Association (VRARA), 501st Legion – Badlands Garrison, Robogals, and Red Deer R2-D2.

The Star Wars Canon at the Library

Calgary Public Library’s collection has something for every Star Wars fan including booksgraphic novelsebooksaudiobooksdownloadable audiobooks, and movies. 

Staff Recommended Star Wars Reads