May The Fourth Be With You at Newcastle Libraries!

30 Apr 2019

Newcastle Libraries is proud to celebrate all things Star Wars for May the 4th and Revenge of the 5th. There is plenty to get involved with from a film screening of the 1985 Star Wars spin-off 'Ewoks: The Battle for Endor', drop-in craft activities for all ages, awesome displays and a fan theory competition about the upcoming Episode IX. Check out the timeline of events happening at some our branches:

Thursday 2 May:
  • Special Star Wars craft as a part of normal Out Loud Bookclub program at Stockton Library 3.15-4pm. Suitable for ages 5-12.
  • Gaming console set-up for use at Newcastle Library.
Friday 3 May:
  • A special Star Wars Crafternoon 3-4pm at Beresfield Library. Suitable for ages 5-12.
  • A special Star Wars Crafternoon 3-4pm at Wallsend Library. Suitable for ages 5-12.
  • Watch the Star Wars Holiday Special on silent (as it should be, hehehe!) in our Makerspace at Newcastle Library. You can relive the awfulness again and again and again. You know you want to!
  • Star Wars craft  3-4pm at Newcastle Library. Suitable for ages 5-12.
  • 'Ewoks: The Battle for Endor' film screening 6-7:45pm at Newcastle Library . All ages welcome. Book your tickets now.
  • Gaming console set-up for use at Newcastle Library.
  • Displays of Star Wars stuff, books, comics and more at Newcastle and Wallsend libraries
Saturday 4 May 'May the fourth':
  • Displays of Star Wars stuff, books, comics and more at Newcastle and Wallsend libraries.
  • Drop-in Star Wars craft available to complete and take home at Newcastle, New Lambton and Wallsend libraries. All ages. This is a DIY craft and will not be staffed.
  • Gaming console set-up for use at Newcastle Library.
Sunday 5 May 'Revenge of the fifth':
  • Displays of Star Wars stuff, books, comics and more at Wallsend Library.
  • Drop-in Star Wars craft available to complete and take home at Wallsend Library. All ages. This is a DIY craft and will not be staffed.
Star Wars Fan Theory competition
Star Wars Episode IX 'The Rise of Skywalker' is coming soon and we want to hear your craziest, extremely detailed, very serious or absolutely ridiculous fan theories. Drop in your theory to your local branch or via our Facebook page by 12am 6/5/19. All ages are welcome to enter. The best theory as judged by our panel of in-house Star Wars nerds will be published on the Newcastle Libraries Facebook page in honour of all things Star Wars and our most treasured colleague and member of the resistance, Jennie H. 

You can download and print a blank form, grab one from your local branch or post your theory to our Facebook page.

May the force be with you!