Photos by Eric Fornander for theYOUjournal.com
by Arlene Fornander
Fans of the newly-released “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” film, enjoyed a Star Wars Mini-Con Saturday and Sunday at the Highland Park Public Library.
Star Wars-themed games, trivia contests, prizes, crafts, and presentations by an astronomer and scientist took place at the extravaganza. Many had their pictures taken in the Star Wars photo booth while dressed as their favorite Star Wars character.
Georgia Pichinos-Anderson supervised the event, and Chad Clark and Josiah Heun assisted. There were crafts, including storm trooper mask-making done by children. One of the masks was shown on a bronze statue in the front lobby.
Kids made Star Wars puppets and put on a performances in the library theatre. R2D2 was on hand in the Alyce room, where it joined BB8 from the new movie, and wandered about. Everyone seemed to love it.
Highland Park Public Library is at 494 Laurel Avenue, Highland Park.