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eSpotlight - May the 4th Be With You

Submitted by Anna Fox on Tue, 04/21/2020 - 7:00 AM
Millennium Falcon and rockwork in Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge in Disneyland

One of my favorite days of the years, May the 4th, is just around the corner. Since I won't be visiting Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge to celebrate, I'm going to celebrate at home by listening to the soundtracks, playing Star Wars Trivial Pursuit, and re-watching the movies for the umpteenth time. Luckily, San José Public Library has plenty of online resources to help with your Star Wars fandom cravings, all from the comfort of your home. Let's take a look at some of what's available.


Listening to John Williams' score music is guaranteed to get you in a Star Wars kind of mood so thankfully Hoopla has soundtracks for the movies. I can't think of Star Wars without humming the music. Here's some of my favorite of the movie soundtracks but you can also check out the full collection available there.

In addition to the movie soundtracks, the soundtracks for the TV series are also fantastic. Thankfully Hoopla has those as well, including the entire set for The Mandalorian.

Fiction & Comics

Want to dive deeper into the Star Wars universe than the movies? We've got eBooks and eAudiobooks that explore beyond the movies and Hoopla has Star Wars comics and graphic novels to read.

For Younger Readers

There are also eBooks for younger Star Wars fans.

Guides & Humor

Looking for trivia or just for a little Star Wars humor and fun? We've got you covered there too.

The Cast & Crew

If you'd like to learn more about the people behind the movies, we have eBooks and eAudiobooks, including Carrie Fisher's books.

To Galaxy's Edge and Beyond

I'm definitely missing the ability to visit Black Spire Outpost on Batuu (aka Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge in Disneyland) but luckily we have a Galaxy's Edge eBook plus the awesome soundtrack from Oga's Cantina to keep me entertained.

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Submitted by Claudia Hernandez on Tue, 04/21/2020 - 1:29 PM


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Nice blog, also loved it!

Submitted by Duy on Tue, 04/21/2020 - 2:53 PM


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This is the way to read ;)

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