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GLT Datebook: The Force Is With Star Wars Day

Fondulac District Library

Jedi and Sith Lords alike are a part of Star Wars Day at Fondulac District Library in East Peoria.

  • The event is a kickoff for National Library Week, and takes place Saturday, April 8 from 10 AM to 3 PM.
  • Costumed reenactors will be on hand to teach folks how to become a Jedi.
  • There's a sketch workshop, for budding comic book artists, plus a chance to meet a few droids as the East Peoria Robo Raiders will be there.
  • The library will have all sorts of Star Wars related books and movies on display, plus related books on astronomy and so forth.
  • This event is for the whole family, and demonstrates that libraries are more than books -- they're fun! WGLT depends on financial support from users to bring you stories and interviews like this one. As someone who values experienced, knowledgeable, and award-winning journalists covering meaningful stories in central Illinois, please consider making a contribution.

Reporter, content producer and former All Things Considered host, Laura Kennedy is a native of the Midwest who occasionally affects an English accent just for the heck of it. Related to two U.S. presidents, Kennedy appalled her family by going into show business.