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Celebrate Star Wars Reads All October Long!

Meet our special guest, NYT bestselling author, Adam Rex.


This year’s guest:

Adam Rex is the author and illustrator of more than forty books for kids.

He is the author and illustrator of Are You Scared, Darth Vader? His other books include New York Times bestselling picture books like Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich, School’s First Day of School (with illustrator Christian Robinson), and Chu’s Day (with author Neil Gaiman). His work has been adapted for film and television.

He’s won some awards, including the Margaret Wise Brown Prize in Children’s Literature and the National Cartoonists Society Book Illustration Award. His debut novel was shortlisted for the Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy.

He used to make art for games like Dungeons & Dragons and Magic: The Gathering. Sometimes he still does.

He lives in Tucson, Arizona, with his dog, son, and wife. Learn more about Adam here:

Meet Adam Rex at our Star Wars Reads event Saturday, October 21 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Star Wars Reads Events


October 1 – 31
Star Wars Reads Silent Auction
Headquarters Library, Gallery Wall (2nd floor) and online
The Force is strong with this event, as all proceeds from the auction will benefit the Library’s Star Wars Reads activities, where both young Padawans and seasoned Jedis can embark on a reading adventure like no other. Your bids and support will help us inspire a love for reading and storytelling in the next generation of heroes. Bids can be made online at and payments will be due after the auction closes on October 31.

Saturday, October 14 at 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Star Wars Reads Game Day
Headquarters Library Auditorium (1st floor)
Join our family-friendly Star Wars Reads: Game Day Party, where we’ll geek out and play Star-Wars themed board and videogames. This event is perfect for gamers and Star Wars fans of all ages and skill levels. We have Star Wars themed traditional, Euro-style, and video games. You don’t need to be a Star Wars fan to play! Feel free to bring any of your own games, controllers, or consoles (We use a Nintendo Switch.). All ages are welcome at this drop-in event.

Wednesday, October 11 at 2:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. (teens 12-17 only)
Thursday, October 12 at 2:30 pm – 7 p.m. (family/all ages)
Operation Supernova Escape Room
Headquarters Library, Writing Lab (3rd floor)
You’ve infiltrated an abandoned Imperial Command Center. Hidden in the room are the blueprints for a dangerous superweapon stored on a USB. Find the blueprints, bring ‘em home, save the galaxy, turn the tide of the war in favor of the rebels. Registration strongly recommended. Registered team members can pick when they want to play the escape room. (Any remaining open spots will be available for walk-in guests.) Register online at or call Erin Prentiss at 706-821-2612.

Tuesday, October 17 at 5:30 p.m.
Cooking for Wookies
Headquarters Library Auditorium (1st floor)
Learn to make Star Wars themed party snacks at this free family-friendly event. For families with school-age children and teens. Registration required. Register online at or by calling Erin Prentiss at 706-821-2612.

Saturday, October 21 at 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Star Wars Reads Celebration
Headquarters Library Children’s Department
Bring your friends and family to the Augusta Library’s annual, all ages Star Wars Reads Celebration featuring special guest Adam Rex (New York Times bestselling author and author/illustrator of Are You Scared, Darth Vader?) This event features book and prize giveaways, free commemorative prints, games, cosplayers, and more. Mr. Rex’s books will be on sale at the event by the Book Tavern. No registration required.

Star Wars Reads Programs with ARCPLS

Diamond Lakes Library

Monday, October 1-Monday, October 16
Star Wars Trivia
Are you a Star Wars fan? Come into our branch and test your luck by picking up a trivia sheet. The winner will be announced on Monday, October 16, and will receive a bag filled with some cool Star Wars swag.

Maxwell Branch Library

Saturday, October 28 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Star Wars Craft Day
Join Maxwell Library in celebrating Star Wars Reads month. We will have several crafts and activities for Padawans (kids) through Jedi Masters (adults). Not force sensitive? Don’t worry, everyone is invited.

Wallace Branch Library

Thursday, October 5 at 11am
Star Wars Pool Noodle Lightsaber Craft
Stop by Wallace Branch Library to make your very own lightsaber using a pool noodle! All
materials will be provided. Please call 706-722-6275 for more information or to register. Best
for all ages.

Wednesday, October 11 at 3:30
Darth Vader Take and Make Origami Bookmark
Come to Wallace Branch Library to make a Darth Vader Origami Bookmark that will fit on the
corner of your book to mark the page where you stopped reading. All the materials will be
provided, and staff will demonstrate how to make the craft. Please call 706-722-6275 for more
information and to register. Best for ages 12-17.

Wednesday, October 18 at 3:30
Star Wars School Supplies Craft Day
Stop by Wallace Branch Library and make a pencil that looks like a lightsaber and can glow in
the dark! Or bring in your own folders and notebooks to decorate so you can show your love of
Star Wars. Please call 706-722-6275 for more information and to register. Best for ages 12-17.

Wednesday, October 18 at 10am
Star Wars Children’s Craft
Come to Wallace Branch Library and make a Chewbacca Paper Bag Puppet! All the materials
will be provided, and staff will demonstrate how to make the craft. Please call 706-722-6275 for
more information and to register. Best for ages 0-5.


Appleby Branch Library

Thursday, October 12 at 3:30 p.m.
Galactic Games
Join us for an hour of Star Wars themed games! Registration required. Call 706-736-6244 for more information and to register.

Saturday, October 14 at 10:30 a.m.
Star Wars: Make or Take
Join us at Appleby to make a craft or stop by and pick up a craft kit while supplies last. Best for ages 6 and up.

Thursday, October 19 at 4 p.m.
Galactic Crafts for Tweens and Teens
Join us as we make some of our favorite Star Wars characters from a galaxy far, far away. Best for ages 10 and up. Call 706-736-6244 for more information and to register.

Friedman Branch Library

Saturday, October 7, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Darth Vader Scavenger Hunt
Come out and search for Darth Vader at Friedman for a chance to win a prize.


About Star Wars Reads

In 2012, the Augusta-Richmond County Public Library System hosted its first annual Star Wars Reads Day Literacy Event. Although 2012 was our first year, George Lucas, creator of the Star Wars franchise, launched the initiative in 2011. The goal of the initiative was to engage students in the importance of reading by using Star Wars as a spark. Today, there are hundreds of Star Wars Reads Days that take place around the country throughout the month of October.

In 2012, Dottie Demarest approached Corey Rogers about the possibility of showcasing part of his Star Wars collection as a way to get young readers and researchers interested in the Georgia Room. She created the Skywalker Family tree to go along with the display. They discovered that instead of having to create a new event, they could use existing Star Wars Reads Day and make it a library-wide celebration.

In the first year, much of the planning was done with the Children’s Department and other library staff.
including Eileen McCoy, Kenneth Benson, and Aspasia Luster. Roughly 50 patrons attended our first Star Wars Reads Day and enjoyed four planned events: art activities, Star Wars Trivia, a Star Wars-themed costume contest, and a tour of the Georgia Room and the Star Wars collectibles display.
In the years since, the number of events has grown significantly. We look forward to advancing this event every year.