In May of 1977 a little film with the simple premise of a young man coming into his destiny as a fighter in a resistance movement was released to unexpected and unprecedented success. Almost 40 years and 8 major motion pictures later the Star Wars franchise has grown into a multimedia and merchandising juggernaut.
Along the way, May the 4th became known as Star Wars Day to fans around the world as a play on Jedi master Obi-Wan Kenobi's signature catch phrase, "May the force be with you" and as a way to commemorate and honor every bit of Stormtrooper-Droid-Lightsaber legend and lore.
In observation of this #ThrowbackThursday Star Wars Day, the library can help you:
dominate a trivia battle,
organize your action figure collection,
rock a handmade Padmé Amidala battle cape,
whip up some Wookie-approved treats,
mellow out to low-key versions of John Williams' epic soundtrack tunes,
host a movie marathon,
So whatever you decide to do (or do not), celebrate in your way and May the 4th be with you!