On March 2, 2013, the Wissahickon Valley Public Library in Blue Bell was invaded by The Empire from Star Wars! The library welcomed 10 characters including Darth Vader, Storm Troopers, an Imperial Officer, Boba Fett, a functioning R2D2, and others from the Garrison Carida Chapter of the 501st Legion for this 2-hour event. During the event, children and parents participated by answering trivia questions, asking questions of the guests, and, most importantly getting pictures with their favorite characters! The characters took some time to explore our library as well. Some highlights included Storm Troopers trying to find the droids in the library catalog, Darth Vader behind the circulation desk, and dancing with R2D2, Storm Troopers and anyone in the library by the main entrance. A great time was had by everyone who attended.*
Look for The Empire to return in March 2014!
Check out the pictures below!
*This article also appeared in our Spring 2013 newsletter coming soon.