Event Calendar

Solar Eclipse Viewing Event

Library Program for All Ages

Solar Eclipse ViewingOn Monday, August 21, from approximately 1-4pm, the moon will be covering the sun! Scientists are calling this solar eclipse the “Great American Eclipse.” It’s the first of its kind to occur in over 100 years! In Glastonbury, we won’t have 100% coverage of the sun, but it should still be mostly hidden and interesting to see, with the point of maximum eclipse occurring at 2:45pm local time. Because you should never, ever, ever look directly at the sun, even if it is mostly hidden, you’ll need special eclipse viewing glasses. To help you, the library will have a limited number of free eclipse viewing glasses along with safe viewing instructions that can be picked up from the Reference Desk starting at 10am on the day of the event (first-come, first-served, one per person). Since there has been a huge demand for glasses, it is a good idea to call ahead first to make sure that we have eclipse glasses still available before visiting. Weather permitting. Bring your blankets, lawn chairs, drinks and snacks, then gather on the library’s front lawn starting at 12:30pm. Event is recommended for school age children and older; parent or caregiver required to attend. For more information, call the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

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Shades provided by STAR Library Education Network (STAR_Net) and National Center for Interactive Learning (NCIL) at the Space Science Institute.