Star Wars Day

Join fellow Star Wars fans on Saturday, December 21 to celebrate the upcoming release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker with a day of fun and adventure. Fans of all ages are welcome, and costumes are encouraged.

1st Floor Activities

Virtual Reality Gaming (Lobby)

Step into the cockpit and experience what it would be like to pilot a Rebel X-Wing Fighter in a fully immersive virtual world. (9:30am-4:00pm)

Star Wars Tabletop Gaming (Civic Room) 

Challenge your friends and family to see who will rule the Star Wars themed tabletop gaming galaxy. (9:30am-4:00pm)

Role Playing Games (Civic Room)

Assemble your 3-5 player team, and reserve a one-hour time slot to play "Star Wars: The Force Awakens” RPG. Players of all levels welcome.

10:00-11:00am This event is full. Join the Waitlist
12:00-1:00pm  This event is full. Join the Waitlist
3:00-4:00pm  Reserve a one-hour time slot (required)

Lightsaber Training (Pollak Room)

Members of the Chicago Jedi Organization will demonstrate basic lightsaber training and choreographed combat. Use one of our practice sabers, bring your own, or create one from 9:30am-4:00pm, while supplies last in the Teen Loft on the 2nd floor. Space is limited; registration is required for for each Jedi in training. (Ages 7 – Adult)

10:30-11:30am This event is full. Join the Waitlist
3:00-4:00pm  This event is full. Join the Waitlist

Star Wars Trivia Contest (Pollak Room)

Assemble your team (up to five people) and put your Star Wars knowledge to the test. Each member of the winning team will win a $20 movie theater gift card! 

12:00-1:00pm  This event is full. Join the Waitlist

Cassini-Huygens Mission to Saturn (Auditorium)

Join NASA Solar System Ambassadors as they explore the mysteries of the Cassini-Huygens Mission to Saturn. See spectacular images of Saturn and its famous rings, and learn the secrets of Saturn’s largest moon, Titan. 

1:30-2:30pm  Reserve a Spot

2nd Floor Activities

Amazing LEGO Creations (Reference Department)

Stop by the 2nd floor to see fantastic Star Wars, space, and other themed LEGO displays constructed by builders from the Chicago Area LEGO Users Group. (10:00am-4:00pm)

Create and Design Your Own Lightsaber (Youth Services Department, Teen Loft)

Every Jedi or Sith must build their own lightsaber as part of their training. Design your own lightsaber using our supply of colorful duct tape and pool noodles. (9:30am-4:00pm, while supplies last)

Out of this Galaxy Crafts (Youth Services Department)

Write your name in Aurebesh (Star Wars alphabet), create Star Wars origami, design a Chewbacca paper bag puppet, and more. (9:30am-4:00pm, while supplies last)

Sarlacc Pit & Assault on the Death Star Bean Bag Toss (Youth Services Department, Story Corner)

Aim your bean bag for the stomach of the all-powerful Sarlacc or the reactor core to save the galaxy. If you are successful, you just might win a prize. (9:30am-4:00pm, while supplies last)

Trash Compactor Rescue (Interactive Classroom)

Kids are invited to search through a pile of recyclables and rescue Luke, Leia, Han and Chewie before they are crushed by the walls of Garbage Masher #3263827 (9:30am-4:00pm)

3rd Floor Activities

BB-8 Maze (Fiction & Media Department) 

Stop by the 3rd floor to navigate our Sphero droid through the maze before it's too late! (9:30am-4:00pm)