Star Wars Day

Join your fellow Star Wars fans on Saturday, December 21, 2019 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. 

BB-8 Maze

Stop by the 3rd floor to navigate our Sphero droid through the maze before it's too late!

9:30am-4:00pm, Fiction & Media Department

Out of this Galaxy Crafts

Write your name in Aurebesh (Star Wars alphabet), create Star Wars origami, design a Chewbacca paper bag puppet, and more. Available while supplies last.

9:30am-4:00pm, YS Activity Room

Star Wars Tabletop Gaming

Challenge your friends and family to see who will rule the Star Wars themed tabletop gaming galaxy. 

9:30am-4:00pm, Civic Room

Sarlacc Pit Bean & Assault on the Death Star Bean Bag Toss

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 (while supplies last).

9:30am-4:00pm, Youth Services Department, Story Corner

Trash Compactor Rescue

Kids are invited to earch 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, Youth Services Department, Story Corner

Virtual Reality Gaming

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, Lobby

Role Playing Games

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,  Civic Room: Reserve a one-hour time slot (required)
12:00-1:00pm.  Civic Room: Reserve a one-hour time slot (required)
3:00-4:00pm, Civic Room: Reserve a one-hour time slot (required)

Amazing LEGO Creations

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, Reference Department

Lightsaber Training (Age 7-Adult)

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.Space is limited; registration is required for for each Jedi in training.

10:30-11:30am, Pollak Room: Reserve a spot (required)
3:00-4:00pm, Pollak Room: Reserve a spot (required)

Star Wars Trivia Contest

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, Pollak Room: Reserve a spot (required)

Cassini-Huygens Mission to Saturn 

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, Auditorium: Reserve a spot