Spotlight on Sharing: May the Fourth Be With You (at the Library)

Happy May the Fourth! Also known as Star Wars Day, this unofficial holiday for movie fans has really taken off in the last few years, and many public libraries around Colorado are getting into the spirit with some fun activities for everyone, from princesses to scruffy looking nerf herders.

Star Wars Kessel 5K Fun Run/Walk

  • Poudre River Public Library District
  • Wednesday, May 4, 2016
  • 5:00 – 9:00 pm
  • It’s not quite 12 parsecs, but this non-competitive run will follow the Spring Creek Trail and end with a May the Fourth Be With You Party!
  • To register and for all the details go to

DIY Lightsabers

  • Broomfield Library
  • Wednesday, May 4, 2016
  • 6:30 – 8:00 pm
  • Awaken the force within you and craft your own signature weapon of the Jedi. Space is limited padawan- please register early. For ages 15 years and up.
  • Sign up at the Reference Desk by calling 720-887-2350 or

May the Fourth Be With You!

  • Summit County Library, South Branch
  • Wednesday, May 4, 2016
  • 4:30 – 6:45 pm
  • This week is an EXTRA SPECIAL After School Club, in honor of “May The Fourth Be With You” and Star Wars! This event is open to ALL AGES. We will be showing the newest Star Wars film, The Force Awakens, in the Hopefull/Discovery Meeting Rooms at the South Branch Library. The movie showing will start promptly at 4:30 pm and go until approximately 6:45 pm. We will have popcorn for a snack, and everyone is welcome to bring their own drinks and snacks if they like. Chairs will be set up, but comfy pillows are welcome as well!
  • For questions, call 970-453-3544.

May the Fourth be With You: A Star Wars Party for Kids and Families

  • Pikes Peak Library District, High Prairie Library and Manitou Springs Library (Lower Level)
  • Wednesday, May 4, 4:15 pm
  • Star Wars craft activities and trivia.
  • Check with the branch libraries for more details. PPLD events

“May the 4th Be With You” – Star Wars Day Party & Movie Screening

  • Vail Public Library
  • Wednesday, May 4, 4:00 pm
    • 4:00 – 4:30 – Star Wars Themed Food, Inter Galactic Photo Booth
    • 4:30 – Movie Screening of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”
  • This event is open to all ages! For more information, please contact Liz Willhoff at 970-479-2190  or

May the Fourth Be With You

  • Denver Public Library, Eugene Field Branch Library
  • Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 4:00 – 6:00 pm
  • Celebrate fandom in a library not so far, far away! We’ll have Star Wars crafts, games and activities for any Jedi, from Padawan to Master, to hone their ways with the Force. Costumes encouraged!

May the Fourth Activities

  • Sheridan Library (Arapahoe Libraries)
  • Wednesday, May 4, 2016
  • Sheridan Library is celebrating with some impromptu activities, such as getting your photo taken with Darth Vader’s shadow and making 3D Star Wars paper figures. We will also show one of the movies for patrons to enjoy and have pulled related collection, too!
  • Contact the library for more info, 303-LIBRARY (303-542-7279)

This post is part of our Spotlight on Sharing initiative, which increases the visibility of resource sharing in Colorado libraries. Is your library celebrating May the Fourth? Let us know by filling out this super short form. If you’re on Twitter, tweet @hitchlib or use the hashtag #spotlightonsharing.

Amy Hitchner
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