PALM SPRINGS — Back by popular demand, the Palm Springs Library is moving its Sixth Annual Star Wars Reads event to a Saturday and expanding the event’s hours to accommodate local Jedi, Rebels, Padawans and Stormtroopers of all ages who want to join in the fun.

The public is welcome to attend the Jedi Training Academy (aka the Palm Springs Public Library) dressed as your favorite Star Wars character on Saturday, Jan. 12 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Members of the 501st Legion and the Rebel Legion will appear. Attendees can have their photos with the Stars Wars members throughout the event.

You can enjoy several different Star Wars games throughout the library, Jabba the Hut Trivia for all ages in the Learning Center, a different craft every hour for children in the youth room, a food truck at the Library and much more. The Star Wars event is free for the entire family.

“It will be an epic takeover of the library,” according to Julie Warren, Library Services and Public Relations Manager.

Since 1997, the costuming organization known as the 501st Legion and the Rebel Legion have spread the magic of Star Wars worldwide, and have become the leading force in fan-based charity events. The Legion seeks to promote interest in Star Wars through the building and wearing of quality costumes, and to use these costumes for Star Wars-related events as well as contributions to the local community.

In addition to the ever-popular annual Stars Wars event, the Palm Springs Public Library offers a varied and comprehensive collection to the community with more than 100,000 individual items, plus downloadable eBooks, music and eMagazines.

The Library is located at 300 S. Sunrise Way, on the corner of Sunrise Way and Baristo Road. For more information about the Library call 760-322-READ (7323) or log on to

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