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By David Martin

Library celebrates Star Wars


David Martin

Chevy Stanton anticipates a Bingo while playing a "Star Wars" variation of the game Thursday afternoon at the Sweetwater County Library.

The "Star Wars" film franchise is one of the most enduring pop culture icons in cinema history.

The original story of a young farm boy who goes off to become a Jedi and fight the evil galactic empire has expanded over the course of the last 40 years and continues to be relevant today with Disney pushing a new film every year since the release of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."

May 4, unofficially known as May the Fourth by fans due to its similarity to "May the Force," was celebrated by teens at the Sweetwater County Library last week with themed snacks and activities, culminating with the destruction of a Death Star piñata. Stacey Palmer, young adult librarian, said the event was simply an excuse host a party, make piñatas and have fun with the library's teenaged patrons.

"Star Wars" isn't the only pop culture phenomenon celebrated at the library. The Sweetwater County Library also hosts a yearly Harry Potter party based off the books and movies featuring the young wizard.


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