Sci-Fi Day praises reading on astronomical levels

Stephanie Bachman

Staff Writer

S.L.Bachman@iup.edu

Sci-Fi Day returns to the Indiana Free Library to provide “Star Wars” themed events for everyone to enjoy from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday.

Sci-Fi Day is the library’s way of giving fans a chance to have fun and celebrate everything “Star Wars” related. The event is free and open to the public regardless of whether or not they have a library card. It will include events for guests of all ages.

Events start at 10:30 a.m., with Star Wars Story Time in the children’s section. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., there will be games, crafts and activities to enjoy. This includes activities such as origami, shoot like a stormtrooper and jedi Jenga. 

Guests are encouraged to dress up as their favorite character from the series because there will be a costume contest at 1 p.m. The categories include best children’s costume, best teen costume and best adult costume.

There will be a showing of the latest “Star Wars” movie at 2 p.m. Guests can enjoy popcorn and Yoda soda along with the movie.

Also, there is a possibility that there might be a surprise guest visiting the library, but people will have to come to the library in order to find out.

Helen Taylor is in charge of the event. She explained why people should come.

“It’s going to be a lot of fun,” Taylor said. “The activities are going to be cool. Also, you can always just come to watch the movie and eat popcorn.”

The library has previously held science fiction-themed events during the fall, including Sci-Fi days celebrating everything science fiction and Star Wars Read Day. Taylor said last year’s Sci-Fi Day had over 100 people and she expects a similar turnout this year.

This is the first time Sci-Fi Day has been exclusively “Star Wars” themed, and Taylor explained why they chose to make it exclusively “Star Wars” this year.

“I thought it was [fitting] because the latest “Star Wars” movie was very successful and the new trailer for ‘Rogue One’ is out,” Taylor said. “There has been renewed interest so I thought, ‘Why not?’”

She also wanted to remind students that the Indiana Library does a lot of events all year round such as Sci-Fi Day that they might find interesting. Taylor encouraged students to stop into the library and check it out.