Sad news everyone. The Library’s Geek Out event (May 2nd) has been canceled, Free Comic Book Day has been postponed, new comics aren’t being shipped. And Star Wars day, May the 4th? Well, I guess Star Wars day is OK, but you can’t celebrate it with everyone you’d probably like to. Luckily, the Library’s got a way to get you through this. We have lots of resources that allow you to celebrate the things you geek out about.
Now is a great time to catch up on some comics and graphic novels you’ve been meaning to read and you can do that digitally through Hoopla on your computer or laptop, your tablet, or even your smartphone. Hoopla has tons of graphic novels and comics from many different publishers including Marvel, DC, Image, Darkhorse, and Boom. Follow the links below to check them out!
Did you know that Marvel made audiobook versions of graphic novels? They are more like voice acted versions of the graphic novels with pretty awesome sound effects. You can check those out here:
There are plenty of resources you can find through the Library to help you can celebrate Star Wars Day on Monday, May 4th. Below is a list of Star Wars related material that you can find through our online library.
- Great Courses
- Elstree 1976 – Reminiscing with Actors and Extras of Star Wars
- George Lucas in Love (Short)
Did you know that several Star Wars languages were inspired from or just using different Earth languages? Below are a couple of examples and how you could also learn those languages. Maybe after learning a few languages you can create your own Star Wars universe language!!!
- Indonesian language inspired Kanjiklubber, a new language that appears in Star Wars, The Force Awakens
- In The Phantom Menace’s pod-racing scene, Anakin’s owner Watto and competitor Sebulba inexplicably speak back and forth in Finnish, saying “Kiitos!” (Thank you!) and “Ole hyvä!” (You’re welcome!)
Here is a short list of some websites that you can also use to celebrate Star Wars not only on May 4th, but throughout the year.
- The Official Star Wars website
- A list of books separated by Legend and New Canon, including when the movies and TV shows take place within the novels.
- Learn to code with Star Wars and Code.org
- Rey (Daisy Ridley) does Story Time
I hope this list gives you a way to celebrate comics and Star Wars this weekend and in the future. The Library is looking forward to celebrating these awesome days with you in the future, but for now, you can Geek Out on your own.
Keep on reading – and – May the Force Be With You
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