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'Star Wars' Characters Bring Reading Event to Clinton-Macomb, Chesterfield Libraries

Star Wars Reads Day is an initiative of Lucasfilm and its publishing partners to celebrate reading and Star Wars on Oct. 6.

The following information was submitted by the 501st Legion.

On Saturday, Oct. 6, more than 1,200 bookstores and libraries across the United States – including the Clinton-Macomb Public Library main branch and Chesterfield Township Library – will host events in celebration of a national Star Wars Reads Day. 

Star Wars Reads Day is an initiative of Lucasfilm and its publishing partners to celebrate reading and Star Wars. Participating publishers include Abrams, Chronicle Books, Dark Horse Comics, Del Rey, DK, Klutz, Random House Audio, Scholastic, Titan Magazines, and Workman.

At Star Wars Reads Day events, officially participating bookstores and libraries will offer a range of activities such as raffle prizes; promotional giveaways; trivia; and more. Sponsors for various raffle prizes include Thermos, Kotobukiya, Uncle Milton, Mimoco, and Comic Images. 

Select events will feature appearances by the more than 30 Star Wars authors and artists located throughout the United States. Participating authors include Chris Alexander, Aaron Allston, Tom Angleberger, Jeremy Barlow, Haden Blackman, Charles Boyd, Jeffrey Brown, Troy Denning, Dave Dorman, Ashley Eckstein, Alexander Freed, Jason Fry, Henry Gilroy, Christie Golden, Jeff Grubb, Paul Gulacy, Pablo Hidalgo, Hall Hood, Drew Karpyshyn, Rick Leonardi, Steven Melching, John Jackson Miller, John Ostrander, Chris Reiff, Matthew Reinhart, Mike Richardson, Ian Ryan, Chris Scalf, Lara Starr, Randy Stradley, Marc Thompson, Chris Trevas, Daniel Wallace, and Ryder Windham.

Nearly 1,000 volunteers from the international fan-based costuming organizations, the 501st Legion, the Rebel Legion, the Mandalorian Mercs, and the R2 Builders Club will also participate at select Star Wars Reads events around the country. 

To help extend the celebration to readers everywhere, NBC’s The Today Show Charitable Foundation has signed on as the official charitable partner for Star Wars Reads Day. Each participating publisher will donate Star Wars books from their respective libraries, and The Today Show Charitable Foundation will distribute the books to their affiliate organizations nationwide.

“Star Wars Reads Day is the perfect way to celebrate with our Star Wars fans” said Carol Roeder, Director of Publishing at Lucasfilm. “Our publishing program has always been an essential component of the Star Wars Expanded Universe, as there are so many more stories to tell than what we experience in the films, TV series, and games.  We at Lucasfilm are proud to be a part of initiatives like Star Wars Reads Day and hope that it will encourage more young people to read.”

There are currently over 120 million Star Wars books in print and more than 110 Star Wars titles have been New York Times bestsellers. For a list of Star Wars Reads Day events visit the following link: www.starwars.com/reads.

Locally, events will be held on Oct. 6 at the following locations (times and number of characters is subject to change):

Clinton-Macomb Public Library
40900 Romeo Plank
Clinton Township MI 48038
3 p.m.
4 Star Wars characters attending

Children ages 7-12 can come to the Main Library for crafts, trivia contests, photo opportunities and everything Star Wars. Costumes are welcome, but no masks please.

Chesterfield Township Library
50560 Patricia Ave.
Chesterfield MI 48051
Noon
1-2 Star Wars characters attending

Barnes and Noble
396 John R. Road
Troy MI 48083
3 p.m.
4 Star Wars characters attending

Barnes and Noble
2800 S. Rochester Road
Rochester Hills MI 48307
11 a.m.
5 Star Wars Characters attending

Royal Oak Public Library
222 E. Eleven Mile Road
Royal Oak MI 48073
10 a.m.
3 Star Wars characters attending

Author Signing

Barnes and Noble
3235 Washtenaw Ave
Ann Arbor MI 48104
6 Star Wars characters attending
Author Signing from 2-4 p.m.: John Ostrander & Chris Scalf; Chris Trevas

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