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Eclipse Viewing on the Library's South Lawn
Monday, August 21 at 1 p.m.

On August 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse will cross the continental United States from Salem, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina. The last time a total eclipse crossed the United States from sea to sea was June 8, 1918. The 2017 eclipse in either total or partial phase can be seen by over 500 million people in North and South America, Europe, and Africa. In the U.S., millions will gather along a tiny ribbon less than 100 miles wide to see totality, the complete blocking out of the sun by the Moon which will reveal the solar corona. The rest of entire country will be able to see a partial eclipse. It is also truly an historic event and a wonderful opportunity to view one of nature's most stunning displays.

In celebration of this historic event, the Monticello-Union Township Public Library will have a Children’s Arts and Crafts program and an Eclipse Viewing. Come create moon rocks on Saturday, August 5 at 11 a.m. at the Children’s Arts and Crafts program. Open to children in grades K-5. Registration is required.

Then, join us for the Eclipse Viewing on Monday, August 21 at 1 p.m. on the library’s south lawn. Children, teens and adults can come and get a free pair of solar glasses to view the solar eclipse! Come into the children’s department and get your free pair of glasses, on the day. It is very important to not look directly at the sun without proper protection. These glasses are certified for such viewing and were made available through Star Net Libraries.

For more information about this program, contact the Children’s Department at 574-583-2665 ext. 3312 or email

All programming is sponsored by the Friends of the Monticello-Union Township Public Library.