Great American Solar Eclipse Watch @ Your Library!

Date: Monday, August 21, 2017 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm


The Future’s So Bright…You Better Wear Shades!



Join us and watch the Great American Solar Eclipse on Monday, August 21, outside at all four Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County locations – Mount Vernon, Danville Public Library, Fredericktown Community Library and Gambier Community Library.



The solar eclipse for the Columbus region is scheduled to begin at 1:04 p.m., reaches peak at 2:30 p.m., and ends at 3:52 p.m. Coverage of the sun for the area is expected to be 86 percent.  



In case of bad weather, or for those who cannot be outside in the heat, we will have special live streaming of the solar eclipse  and informational programs on the big screen in the lower level multimedia room beginning at noon at the main library in Mount Vernon.



Pick up a free pair of NASA verified solar eclipse safe glasses beginning on Monday, August 14 (while supplies last) during business hours at all four library locations, at the Friends of the Library Book Warehouse, and at the WMVO/WQIO radio station. Limits of one per person or 4 glasses per family are recommended.



Refreshments will be served. The program is free and open to all ages.



This program is available thanks to grants obtained through the Space Science Institute, NASA @ My Library, the Moore Foundation, StarNet Science Technology Activities and Resources for Libraries, and the National Center for Interactive Learning.



For more information call the main library at 740-392-BOOK (2665) or any of the branch library locations, or Linette Porter-Metler PLMVKC Community Relations, at 740-501-0080 (text or msg), or email [email protected].



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