News • April 25, 2023

Star Wars Week Takes Off at Escondido Public Library

 Star Wars Week at the Escondido Public Library runs May 1-6 with a slew of programs from building a spaceship to joining a costume party.

The library’s celebration with “Star Wars”-themed programs for all ages aims to give “Star Wars” fans a chance to get together with other aficionados.

The first film in the “Star Wars” series came out in May 1977 and became a worldwide pop culture phenomenon.

Here’s the lineup for this year’s program at the library, 239 S. Kalmia St.:

  • Build Your Own Spaceship: For families with kids 5 and older from 4 to 5:30 p.m. May 1. Participants build a custom “Star Wars” spaceship from upcycled materials while supplies last.
  • BeYOUtiful Nail Art: For ages 12 and older from 4 to 6 p.m. May 2. Attendees “create their own galaxy” on their nails, using nail polish, decals and glitter. Supplies are limited, so register at
  • May the Fourth Be with You: A Star Wars Day Celebration for all ages is from 5:30 to 7 p.m. May 4. The event celebrates everything “Star Wars” with crafts, costumes, and special guests from the 501st, Rebel Legion, Mando Mercs and Saber Guild.
  • All Inclusive Art Club: For all ages from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. May 5. “Star Wars”-themed story time with a reading of stories, songs, and a chance to create art from a “Star Wars” picture book.
  • Star Wars Week Finale: A free Comic Book Day for all ages is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 6. Highlights include board games, a trivia competition and special guests. Attendees get a free comic book courtesy of Knowhere Games & Comics (while supplies last). Join the trivia competition at 11:30 a.m. in the Turrentine Room and take photos with favorite “Star Wars” characters from the 501st, Rebel Legion and Mando Mercs.

The library had been running a popular Free Comic Book Day and Star Wars Reads Day for a number of years and decided to put the two together in a Star Wars Week program last year. Each day features different library programs for various age groups.

The library partnered with local comic-shop Knowhere Games and Comics for free comic books, and the volunteer groups 501st, Rebel Legion, Mando Mercs and Saber Guild who dress up as “Star Wars” characters. With the success of Star Wars Week last year, the library is moving toward making this an annual event.

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