Total Solar Eclipse at Trails

                    
It's not everyday... or every year, for that matter, that our communities are in the spotlight for a once-in-a-blue-moon opportunity like a Total Solar Eclipse. On August 21, 2017, we are decidedly in the spotlight, with a few of our communities squarely in the path of totality. We are excited to offer informational astronomy programs, a special eclipse storytime, and, of course, watch parties from some of our spacious parking lots as we get closer to this historic celestial event. Head on over to our 
August Events page for more details about a program near you, or visit the links below to learn more about the solar eclipse on your own. We look forward to sharing this totally awesome experience with you. 

 
Concordia 
Saturday, August 19
2:00 p.m.
First, let’s enjoy the sun while we still have it! We will be making s’mores in solar ovens, then we can try out some pinhole projection viewers. We will have 50 pairs of special glasses to view the solar eclipse safely on Monday; first come, first served!
 
Corder
Friday, August 18
3:00 p.m.
Amateur astronomer Paul Temple will be visiting the Corder Branch to talk to us about the upcoming eclipse. Join us for this informative presentation and an opportunity to make your own telescope!
 
Holden
Tuesday, August  1
5:30 p.m.
Amateur astronomer Steve House will share information about the upcoming solar eclipse as well as tips on how to safely view the eclipse. Registration required.
 
Lexington
Monday, August 21
2:00 p.m.
After you experience the solar eclipse totality from the historic Battle of Lexington site at 1:09 p.m., continue your eclipse experience at the library - listen to a special “Day of the Dark” story and enjoy a snack! 
 
Odessa
Monday, August 21
12:15 p.m.
Calling all families and science enthusiasts! Come to the Odessa Branch for a watch party of the total solar eclipse and experience history before your eyes!  We have some safe viewing glasses available at the event, but supplies are limited. Registration required.
 
Waverly
Monday, August 21
12:00 p.m.
Did you know that Waverly is situated to be one of the best places in the state to view the total solar eclipse? Venture to the library’s parking lot for a spectacular view along with some eclipse snacks and activities! Safe viewing glasses will be available to the first 40 people. 
 
Eclipse begins: approx. 11:40 a.m. 
Totality: approx. 1:09 p.m.
Remember to watch safely; it's never safe to view the sun with a naked eye. Participating branches will have a limited number of safe viewing glasses; please check the details for each program to find out how to get some!