Storytime for Grownups: Han Solo style

On Friday, May 25, Star Wars will explore yet another story into their cinematic universe, as Solo, A Star Wars Story hits the theaters.

To learn more about the saga and how it impacts our daily lives, we reached out to our favorite library employee, Adam Davis, the director of system services for the Palm Beach County Library System, who replied at light speed with  selections that even Jabba the Hut would love!

Fry, Jason. “Star Wars, the last Jedi”.

“From the ashes of the Empire has arisen another threat to the galaxy’s freedom: the ruthless First Order. Fortunately, new heroes have emerged to take up arms–and perhaps lay down their lives–for the cause.” ®Bowker

Liu, Marjorie. “Star Wars : Han Solo”.

“Everyone’s favorite scoundrel goes Solo! Han is given a top-secret undercover mission for the Rebellion: rescuing a group of informants and spies! His cover for the assignment? The biggest and most infamous starship race in the galaxy, the Dragon Void! A tournament he has dreamt of winning his entire life. With a chance for glory square in his sights, can Han keep his mind on the mission?” ®Bowker

Starr, Lara. “The Star Wars cookbook : Bb-Ate: awaken to the force of breakfast and brunch”. [e-book]

“Awaken your inner Force with 29 intergalactic breakfast recipes. Fuel up with Hans Soloatmeal, battle hunger with Admiral Ackbars, and so much more! These easy-to-make, mouthwatering recipes feature characters and scenes from Star Wars: The Force Awakens as well as from the upcoming film Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” ®Bowker

Burton, Bonnie. “The Star Wars craft book“.

star-wars-craft-book-20110307-103913“GIVE IN TO THE POWER OF THE CRAFTY SIDE: Chewbacca Sock Puppets. Ewok Flower Vases. AT-AT Herb Gardens. With “The Star Wars Craft Book,” fans of all ages and skill levels can bring the best of the galaxy far, far away right into their own homes. Fully illustrated, this guide features a variety of fun and original projects.
* Playtime: Make and play with finger puppets of your favorite cantina characters, Cuddly Banthas, and Rotta the Huttlet Squeaky Toys for your pets *Home Decor: Spruce up your space with Chewbacca Tissue Box Covers, a Mounted Acklay Head, and a Jabba the Hutt Body Pillow

*Holiday Crafts: Celebrate festive occasions with Wookiee Pumpkins, Hanukkah Droidels, and a Star Wars Action Figure Wreath *Nature and Science Crafts: Get down to earth with Emperor Appletine Dolls and a Wookiee Bird House *Star Wars Style: Give your wardrobe a dose of intergalactic chic with Ewok Fleece Hats and an R2-D2 Crocheted Beanie

With easy step-by-step instructions, The Star Wars Craft Book is a joyful and entertaining way for you and your friends to bring many beloved elements of Star Wars to life! (No midi-chlorians required!)

 

Gillen, Kieron. “Star Wars Darth Vader”. Graphic novel volumes 1 – 4.

aug160997Ever since Darth Vader’s first on-screen appearance, he has become one of pop-culture’s most popular villains. Now, follow Vader straight from the ending of A NEW HOPE (and the pages of the new Star Wars comic book) into his own solo adventures – showing the Empire’s war with the Rebel Alliance from the other side! But when a Dark Lord needs help, who can he turn to? As Vader pursues a very personal vengeance against the Rebels and investigates the Emperor’s secret machinations, he clashes with weapons scavenger Aphra and deadly Battle Droids, and returns to Geonosis to build an army. But some very powerful people don’t want him to learn the truths he seeks! Guest-starring Jabba the Hutt, Boba Fett and more!” ®Bowker

 

“Rogue One”. Available on DVD and Blu-ray

Star-Wars-Rogue-One-Official-Blu-ray-DetailsIn a period of great conflict, a group of unlikely heroes, led by daring fugitive Jyn Erso and rebel spy Cassian Andor, band together for a desperate mission to steal the plans to the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction, the Death Star.” ®Bowker Blu-ray bonus features: The stories: A rogue idea — Jyn: the rebel — Cassian: the spy — K-2SO: the droid — Baze & Chirrut: guardians of the Whills — Bodhi & Saw, the pilot & the revolutionary — The Empire — Visions of hope: the look of Rogue One — The princess & the governor — Epilogue: the story continues; Rogue connections.

 

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Williams, John. “Star Wars, Episode I, The Phantom Menace : original motion picture soundtrack”.

Williams, John. “Star Wars: A New Hope : the original motion picture soundtrack”.

Get in the mood for May 4th and beyond with these beautifully crafted orchestral performances by visiting www.pbclibrary.org to download both albums (and more!) for free from Hoopla!

 

Zahn, Timothy. “Star Wars, Thran” ** Just released! **

51W+v0wKcHL__SY346_“Rescued from exile by Imperial soldiers, Thrawn proved to be indispensable to Emperor Palpatine and the Empire. Ambitious and a warrior never to be underestimated, one promotion followed another. Follow the events that launched the blue-skinned, red-eyed master of military strategy and lethal warfare into the highest realms of power and infamy as Thrawn rises to Admiral.” ®Bowker

 

Although no one can quite grasp the true power of the Force, the Palm Beach County Library System has dozens of electronic books, printed books – both novels & non-fiction, audiobooks, and DVDs or Blu-ray discs to help you understand how powerful it can be! Travel to your closest branch or find them on the web! As always, we’d like to thank Adam Davis, director of system services for the Palm Beach County Library System, for all his help in putting together this list.