Friday, May 26, 2017

May the 40th Be With You

May 25th was the 40th Anniversary of the release of Star Wars.

To celebrate over the long weekend, check out one of these books or videos:

Star wars : where science meets imagination PN1995.9.S695 S87 2005

Star wars : the visual dictionary PN1995.9.S695 R49 1998

Star wars and history  PN1995.9.S695 S74 2012

Star wars, Original Trilogy AV PN1997 .S65954x 2005

Myth, media, and culture in Star Wars : an anthology  PN1995.9.S695 M97 2012 

Sex, politics, and religion in Star wars : an anthology  PN1995.9.S695 S49 2012

The making of Star Wars : the definitive story behind the original film : based on the lost interviews from the official Lucasfilm archives  PN1997.S65943 R56 2007

Monday, May 01, 2017

May Day, mayday, M'aidez

May 1st is May Day, the day the ancient Celts celebrated as the start of summer.  It is also International Workers Day, but is not related to the distress call 'mayday' which derives from the French "m'aidez!' (help me!).

Read more about May Day traditions online in this e-book

The Ritual of May Day in Western Europe

Past, Present and Future