Star Wars Day 2021

Star Wars Day. May the 4th be with you.

STAR WARS Day 2021

May the 4th Be With You!

Join us on May the 4th as we celebrate Star Wars Day 2021 with books, crafts, recipes, escape rooms, and more!


Since the debut of Timothy Zahn’s “Heir to the Empire” in 1991 rejuvenated a dormant Star Wars publishing industry, hundreds upon hundreds of new books have been set in that galaxy far, far away. We here at Memphis Public Libraries have curated a selection of those books, both fiction and nonfiction, that should appeal to children, teens, young adults and adults. Beginning with Zahn’s legendary trilogy (which also included “Dark Force Rising” and “The Last Command”), here are 20 Star Wars books we hope you will enjoy.

escape room

Starting May 4th, you can try your hand at a Star Wars-themed Escape Room thanks to library staff!


A Star Wars-themed take and make kit will be available at all MPL branches beginning May 4. It will include paper crafts, a lightsaber glow stick, and a bookmark (while supplies last).

star wars blue milk recipe


  • 2 1/2 Cups Rice Milk
  • 2 Cups Frozen Pineapple Chunks
  • 4 Tablespoons Coconut Flavor Syrup
  • 2 Tablespoons Passion Fruit Flavor
  • 1 Tablespoon Lime Flavor
  • 1 Tablespoon Watermelon Flavor
  • Blue Food Coloring

star wars day

Visit the official Star Wars Day page for more activities.