Star Wars Reads Day starts today

The force will be with them.

The force will be with them.

Star Wars Reads Day is a North American event that promotes reading and is celebrated at libraries in October.

This year’s out-of-this-galaxy event happens at the Red Deer Public Library downtown branch today and Saturday.

The highlight will be the appearance of Star Wars enthusiasts The Badlands Garrison, who will dress as characters like Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia from the famous movie saga on Saturday.

The all-volunteer group attends charity and community events throughout Western Canada.

The Drumheller group will be at the library to show off their costumes and chat with participants at 1 p.m.

The original movie trilogy will be played on Friday and Saturday in the Snell Auditorium.

The first Star Wars movie, A New Hope, starts the fun at 2 p.m. today.

The Empire Strikes Back plays at 10 a.m. and The Return of the Jedi plays at 2 p.m. on Saturday.

The Dawe branch will host Build Star Wars Lego Sets with Brick Builders from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Dress in costume for a chance to win prizes.

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