Staff Recommendations

Enjoy The Star Wars Saga Via The CLEVNET Libraries

By Ingrid Rivera

5/4/2017 -- We bring you these treasures from a galaxy far, far away because we sense the Force is strong with many of you.

 

The eighth movie in the beloved space opera franchise, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, hits theaters this December!   Episode IX will arrive in 2019 and other spinoffs are still on the way.  How exciting! 

 

With now seven successful films, Star Wars' expanded universe includes books, television series, computer and video games, and comic books.

 

 

Relive or catch up on the world famous movie franchise before the saga continues on the big screen!   

 

Borrow the Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens from our libraries!  

 

Check out our large Star Wars collection that of course includes the popular movies but also books inspired by the films, soundtracks, and spinoff movies and TV show series. 

Start by visiting our online catalog to find the titles below.

 

Enjoy!  And remember, the Force will be with you, always.

 

RELATED: Come to our Star Wars program today, May 4 at our Main Library in Lorain.

 

Films and TV Shows

Borrow the latest installment to the franchise, Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Watch what started it all! Enjoy the adventures of Princess Leia, Luke Skywalker and Han Solo as they battle the forces of the evil Imperial army in George Lucas' original trilogy. Then borrow the prequels of Lucas’ popular space opera franchise, in which we discover the origins of Darth Vader. Check out the Star Wars Trilogy IV, V and VI and the Star Wars Trilogy I, II and III DVD packages.  Or check out each of the six films individually. Visit LorainPublicLibrary.org and place your hold in the online catalog if the film is not immediately available.

 Watch the spinoff computer-animated film Star Wars: The Clone Wars. The heroic Jedi Knights struggle to maintain order and restore peace as the Clone Wars continue to sweep through the galaxy.  And check out the Star Wars: The Clone Wars TV series that followed the movie.

Borrow the animated TV show Star Wars Rebels Complete Season One on DVD. It is a dark time in the galaxy as the evil Galactic Empire rules with an iron fist.

 

 

Books

Fiction

Start by visiting our online catalog to find the titles below.

Adult book. Borrow Star Wars: Darth Plagueis by James Luceno.  Get it as an eBook and audiobook via OverDrive. Darth Plagueis is one of the most brilliant Sith Lords who ever lived. Possessing power is all he desires. Losing it is the only thing he fears. As an apprentice, he embraces the ruthless ways of the Sith. And when the time is right, he destroys his Master but vows never to suffer the same fate. For like no other disciple of the dark side, Darth Plagueis learns to command the ultimate power - over life and death.

                                                                                                                                                                   

Adult book. Read Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace by Terry Brooks, which is based on the screenplay and story by George Lucas. Two Jedi peace ambassadors are sent to investigate the Trade Federation blockade of Naboo and later meet Anakin Skywalker, a young slave living on Tatooine, whom they believe to be a good candidate for Jedi training.

 

Check out Even Droids Need Friends by Simon Beecroft. (For grades K - 2) This children’s book identifies many of the friends in the Star Wars universe, including Luke Skywalker and his robot friends, C-3PO and R2-D2. Get little Star Wars fans reading with this Pre-level 1 book by DK Publishing.

 

Get the companion book to the first two seasons of the animated television series Star Wars Rebels.  Borrow Star Wars Rebels Visual Guide: Epic Battles by Adam Bray. (For grades 3 - 6)  It’s another DK Publishing children’s book.

 

Read the graphic novel Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures Vol. by Haden Blackman, Ryan Kaufman, Justin Lambros and Fillbach Brothers. (For grades 3 - 6)  Anakin and Serra Keto fight for their lives on a space station; Chewbacca defends his world against the Republic; R2-D2 and C-3PO discover a plot to assassinate Padme Amidala; and clone commandos uncover some unlikely survivors.

 

 

Get your hands on the children’s book The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger. (For grades 3 - 6)  Sixth-grader Tommy and his friends describe their interactions with a paper finger puppet of Yoda, worn by their weird classmate Dwight, as they try to figure out whether or not the puppet can really predict the future. Includes instructions for making Origami Yoda.

 

 

eBooks & Audiobooks

Borrow Star Wars eBooks and audiobooks for adults and children via hoopla and OverDrive

Borrow children's eBook Star Wars Rebels: Battle to the End by Michael Kogge.  When Kanan is captured by the Empire, Ezra, Sabine and the rest of the Ghost crew must work together to save their friend. Can their rag-tag team hope to stand up to the might of Agent Kallus, the Inquisitor and Grand Moff Tarkin? The rebels are in for their most daring adventure yet!  See all the Star Wars Rebels eBooks on hoopla.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Get the children's eBook Star Wars Rebels Servants of the Empire: The Secret Academy by Jason Fry. What if you uncovered a conspiracy that reached every corner of the Galactic Empire, and you were the only one who knew about it? This action-packed conclusion to the Servants of the Empire tells an original story of intrigue, espionage and coming of age, all set in the world of Star Wars Rebels.

 

Nonfiction

Discover the definitive history of Star Wars no fan should be without. Borrow Star Wars Year by Year: A Visual Chronicle (DK Publishing) by Ryder Windham, Daniel Wallace and Pablo Hidalgo.  (For grades 3 - 6) Celebrate four amazing decades of everything Star Wars: decade by decade, year-by-year, month-by-month. Everything is covered, from the influences and creation of all six Star Wars movies, to the toys, books and video games that have shaped the Star Wars dynasty. The month-by-month format is brought to life by images from the movies, TV series, comic books and more.

 

 

Music

Get the Star Wars-inspired music and movie soundtracks via hoopla and Freegal Music!

Borrow John Williams Conducts Music From Star Wars by John Williams and Boston Pops Orchestra via hoopla. Travel through the cosmos with over two hours of space-themed music from the Boston Pops Orchestra conducted by the composer of Star Wars himself, John Williams.                                                                                                                               Download Star Wars Lullaby Version by Baby Wars on Freegal Music. Have your little ones enjoy adorable Star Wars music set to a lullaby.