On August 21, 2017, we will celebrate the first solar eclipse in 26 years. The Library will host programming leading up to the event. On the day of the eclipse, we'll hand out viewing glasses so that you can safely view the eclipse.
(Due to a limited supply of eclipse glasses, we are unable to give out glasses before the events listed below. We apologize for any inconvenience.)
Saturday, June 3, 2-5 pm
During our Maker Pfest event, we'll have a virtual reality station with our Viewmaster VR viewers. Use the viewers to get a glimpse of planets, constellations and spacecraft.
Thursday, July 13, 10 am and 11 am
Ms. Amanda will read solar-themed books, and children can complete a fun craft, too.
Friday, August 11, 11 am - 3 pm
Visit outer space, explore the galaxy and land on the moon and Mars! This indoor planetarium is 13.5 ft tall by 21 ft wide and can accommodate up to 30 people at a time. Shows run 30-45 minutes. All ages are welcome to attend. (A limited number of eclipse viewing glasses will be available for participants to take home. One pair of glasses per person.)
Monday, August 21, 11:30 - 3:45 pm
We have fun activities scheduled, and free eclipse viewing glasses will be available courtesy of StarNet. (One pair of glasses will be provided per person age 4 and older.)
The event will start with a short informational session on safe viewing. Then take your glasses outside to view the eclipse (weather permitting). Peak viewing time will be between 1:00 and 1:15 pm. A craft will also be available while supplies last.
We'll finish the afternoon with a screening of Wall-E at 2:00 (Rated G, ©Walt Disney Pictures).
All ages are welcome.