“May the 4th be with you” is a phrase that you often hear exchanged by Star Wars fans nationwide. While that phrase originally started by fans trying to make a pun, that date now has turned into a holiday. This holiday celebrates all the things we love about the far, far away galaxy and often is celebrated by special events at libraries and bookstores. We have rounded up a list of all of the local events where you can share your love of the film series.
Star Wars Day in Lake County
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30 April,7:00 -8:00 p.m. Star Wars Day Trivia (Grades 6 & Up)
Vernon Area Public Library
Grades 6 & up
Suit up (costumes and themed-attire encouraged), form an alliance of up to four people, and compete in a high-speed Star Wars trivia game of Kahoot for intergalactic prizes. Questions will include material from Star Wars feature films, television series, and pop culture.
3 May 3:30 p.m. – Geek Week – Star Wars Trivia
Zion Benton Public Library
Can you code a droid and battle it out for a win in our droid wars, play Star Wars trivia, or construct the best X-Wing Starfighter? Drop by The Sandbox to defeat Star Wars-themed challenges!
3 May, 7:00 p.m. – Star Wars Day Trivia (Grades K & up with an Adult)
Vernon Area Public Library
Suit up (costumes encouraged) and compete as a family in a high-speed Star Wars trivia game for intergalactic prizes.
4 May, 1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Star Wars Day Make & Take
Cook Park Library, 413 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville
May the Forth Be With You! Celebrate Star Wars Day by making a puppet to bring home or use our puppet theater to put on a show while you are here.
4 May, 3:00 p.m. – Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Waukegan Public Library,
Celebrate Star Wars Day with the latest installment in the saga!
4 May , 3:30 & 4:30 p.m. – Jedi Mind Tricks (IMPROV)
Grayslake Area Library District
Say Yes! Learn some new communication skills with Star Wars themed improv! Bring your light sabers and sense of humor. There are no mistakes in improvisation. Be brave. Try something new.This class will be taught by Tom Malinowski, company member of Barrel of Monkeys since 2000. The earlier class is for all ages, the later class is for grades 7 through 12 only.
4 May, 4:00 p.m. – Jedi Academy
Glencoe Public Library
May the Fourth be with you! Train to be a Jedi by creating your own light saber and learning stage combat. For grades 2-6.
4 May, 5:30 PM – 8:00 p.m. – Family Movie Night – Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Wauconda Area Library, 801 N. Main St., Wauconda
May the 4th Be With You! Bring the whole family out to enjoy pizza on us and the latest Star Wars film The Last Jedi after hours at the Library! Rated PG-13.
5 May , 11: 00 a.m. – Revenge of the Fifth
Round Lake Area Public Library, 906 Hart Rd., Round Lake
Celebrate storytelling, Star Wars and your favorite characters from the dark side! Bring
the whole family and join us for fun activities, make a craft, hear a story and train like a Jedi! Activities for adults too! Wear your favorite Star Wars costume!
5 May, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. – Jedi Academy
Deerfield Public Library,
Ages 6 and up with an adult Calling all Padawans and Rebels! Your Star Wars skill and knowledge will be put to the test in the Jedi Training Academy. Explore the Star Wars universe through games, crafts and a fun trivia contest
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Where will you be feeling the force this May 4th? Tell us in the comments below.