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Star Wars Day at Toowoomba Regional Library

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by Rachel Timmins (subscribe)
I am a chief writer for Weekend Notes, a copywriter, published poet and Editor of poetry magazine ‘Fruit Salad’ (on hold). I also write children's fiction and inspirational pieces.
Costumed kid’s fantasy & family bonding
Star Wars Day Library Storm Trooper
Family photos with the bad guys and the good guys at Star Wars Day.
In its second year, Star Wars Day at the Toowoomba Regional Library is a must for all families with young children. Or indeed, for kids of all ages. As a more senior person, I still said to myself, 'Cool!' when I discovered the green screen photography. For $5, you can have your photo taken surrounded by Star Wars characters. This attracted a big crowd. Face painting attracted an even longer queue, possibly for children who had come sans costume and felt the omission. And there were plenty of kids in costume.

Star Wars Day Library green screen photo
A very cool way to get your photo taken with Star Wars characters, using green screen photography.

Kids also had their photo taken with costumed characters. Both good guys and bad guys were friendly. Obi-Wan Kenobi had in-depth discussions with attendees. I was personally shot dead by a Storm Trooper. How embarrassing; I never saw it coming.

Star Wars Day Library costume characters
Obi-Wan Kenobi had in depth discussions with attendees and even the bad guys were friendly.

Other activities included DIY Star Wars stencil tees, Star Wars Craft Bar and X-Wing tabletop gaming. This attracted keen adults just as much as children. Maybe it's a 'guy thing'. More bonding time with dad could be enjoyed with a code deciphering game and on-site hunting. Yoda kept an eye on proceedings.

Star Wars Day Library games X wing
Males of all ages were drawn to the X-Wing gaming tables.

Star Wars Day Library Princess Leia
Princess Leia drummed up support for the resistance.

Library staff were keen to answer questions and fully involved in the fun, in costume. Who said being a Librarian was boring?

Upstairs on level 3, comic book sales, escape room challenge and lightsaber classes were perhaps for the older child.

Seventeen stalls including refreshments dotted the lawn and undercover. Star Wars memorabilia, included children's clothing, toys, jewellery and more. An interactive R2D2 was my favourite.

Star Wars Day Library Stalls
Star Wars memorabelia, interactive R2D2, toys, jewellery and more at the stalls.

If you haven't seen the latest Star Wars flick yet, here's the official trailer of The Last Jedi.

Hundreds will attend the event which runs from 9:30am to 3pm. Don't miss next year's Star Wars Day at the Library. Watch the Library events calendar for details.

Star Wars Day Library Toowoomba Stall toys
Cute Star Wars gear at one of the stalls.
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Why? Family fun, Star Wars fan heaven, support community event.
When: 9:30am - 3pm
Phone: 07 4688 6680
Where: Toowoomba Regional Library
Cost: Free
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