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Tuesday & Thursday: 10 am- noon; 2 pm- 5 pm; 6 pm- 8 pm
Saturday: 10 am- noon; 2 pm- 4pm
Note: Library is now open Tuesday mornings year-round!

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Eclipse Party @ the library

Monday, from 1 - 3 pm we'll have an eclipse-viewing party at the library. Bring your special solar eclipse glasses (we've got a few to give out) and if you made a cereal box or shoebox projector, bring it, too.
We had fun sharing eclipse science and art on Saturday at the "Feed the 5000" picnic. Don't we look cool in these shades? Regular sunglasses won't do for solar eclipse viewing - they have to have special filters.

The safest way to watch the eclipse is to not look at the sun at all, but use a projector. You can make them out of boxes, mailing tubes, chip cans, paper plates, pizza box from the recycling bin, post card, a spiral notebook cover...

Want to make a projector out of a cereal box? Here's how.

Want to make a projector out of a mailing tube?
Or a chip can? Here's how.

We'll be doing hands-on science stuff down at the library as the moon passes between the earth and the sun. How can a small body (moon) block out such a huge sun? Come find out.

IF you are looking for activities to do at home, you can download a copy of the Junior Ranger Eclipse Explorer booklet.

Be safe!
Have fun!
See you @ the library!
Thank you to Anne Stout for photos.