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Great American Solar Eclipse

On August 21st, the shadow of the moon will sweep across the United States, resulting in an amazing spectacle: a solar eclipse!

At the library, we have a number of fun and educational programs planned to help get you ready for this astronomical event.

At our presentation "Understanding the Eclipse" – held on Thursday, August 10th at 6:30 p.m. – you'll learn all about the eclipse: what it is, when it's happening, how to safely observe it, and what to expect on eclipse day!

At Lego League on Monday, August 14th at 4:00, kids' Lego creations will be based around the eclipse theme.

We'll have more kids' eclipse activities that Wednesday and Friday after school, featuring crafts, puzzles, and more.

At Story Time (Saturday at 10:00), we'll be reading Someone Is Eating the Sun, a story about how animals on the farm react when they see a solar eclipse!

Adults get to have fun, too!  Make a pinhole projector for safe eclipse viewing on Thursday, August 17th at 4:00.  (Call the library at 946-3432 to sign up.)

On the big day, we’ll have an eclipse viewing party from 1:00–3:30, featuring a live stream, refreshments, and, of course, the eclipse itself!

In Winamac, the eclipse will reach its greatest duration at approximately 2:23 p.m. on Monday, August 21st, when the moon will obscure 88% of the sun.

Planning to come to the viewing party?  Let us know on Facebook!

Come to any of our eclipse-themed events to get a free pair of eclipse glasses!  You can also pick up a pair at the main desk during the week before the eclipse—one per person, while supplies last!