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The Anacortes library has scheduled an event designed to celebrate discovery and imagination in Sci-Fi. and, it’s just in time for opening weekend of the newest movie installment in a galaxy far, far away, Star Wars, The Force Awakens.

The library event, on Tuesday, Dec. 15, invites everyone to wear your best Jedi, Stormtrooper, Traveling Doctor, or Robot costume for a chance to win passes to see the newest Star Wars movie at Anacortes Cinemas. Prizes will be awarded to the best dressed child, teenager, adult, and family.

This library-wide event has something for explorers of all ages and imaginations. Join in Sci-Fi themed activities in the children’s and teen rooms; take photos in the library’s Galactic photo booth; and once you’ve snagged the best costume prize and secured your tickets, watch a live reading performance by local actors.

You can get on the list to take a bit of technology home with you and see the galaxy from your own backyard when you check out the newest exciting addition to our collection, courtesy of Island County Astronomical Society: a brand new Orion StarBlast Telescope, available to Anacortes Library patrons for checkout.

The library will be displaying pieces by special arrangement with Skagit Valley sculptor Rik Allen, whose glass and metal work focuses on exploring unknown space and inspiring imagination. His works are influenced by the great scientific and literary minds of the past century and invoke nostalgia as well as possibilities for the future.

Whether you’re looking for another excuse to cosplay, need a new selection of reading suggestions, or just want to explore the library in a new way, then join the night of Sci-Fi fun. Help the library shoot for the stars and become the library of your imagination by sharing suggestions at the event on your vision for the Anacortes Library of the future.

This all-ages event highlights the library as a place of new discovery and exploration, as well as education. Libraries are places of learning and imagination, and what better way to celebrate that combination than with a Sci-Fi celebration? This will be a library-wide event, with activities and displays throughout the library for explorers of every age.

Sci-Fi Night at the library is Tuesday, Dec. 15, from 6-8 pm. Free to all.

COVID-19 Cases in Skagit County

4,695 Confirmed Skagit Cases
390-399 Total Cases in ZIP 98221

299 Hospitalizations
67 Deaths
37,483 Fully Vaccinated
52,143 Initial Doses Given


363,840 Confirmed Cases Statewide
21,743 Hospitalizations

5,428 Deaths Statewide
1,982,674 Fully Vaccinated
2,927,970 Initial Doses Given

Updated 6 pm, April 22, 2021.

County Map: Confirmed COVID-19 cases by ZIP code in Skagit County. Updated weekly.

Sources: Skagit County Public Health, Washington State Department of Health, New York Times

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