Knowing that every bit of encouragement and, occasionally, support from powers other than your own meager resources may be needed by any weary student facing final exams, especially those just before Graduation Day, the Erwin Library says “May the 4th Be with You!” all.
Books in the Erwin Library Exhibit area for the month of May offer you non-fiction and science fiction, both lighthearted and passionate, many about the “Star Wars” film series. Some of your librarians actually remember that sultry summer of 1977, pre-cell phone, pre-X-Box, pre-cable TV, when the magic of those huge letters scrolling the movie screen drew us into George Lucas’s “Galaxy Far Far Away,” full of mind-boggling special effects, including Death Stars, Jedhi warriors, droids, and light sabers. Finally we have an unofficial “May the 4th be With You! holiday to celebrate the world of wookies.
Sometimes the library is for serious research, and sometimes you just need to check out a book and travel the stars awhile with well-earned reckless abandon … until next semester … or beginning a job search. In any case, we’ll be here to help! So, “Live Long and Prosper!” What, oh, sorry, wrong film series. Librarians get mixed up too.