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Solar Eclipse

Solar Eclipse 2017

NOTE: NOT ALL LIBRARIES HAVE SOLAR ECLIPSE GLASSES.

Solar Eclipse glasses are only available at SELECT libraries DURING their eclipse events, while supplies last.

If the library has eclipse viewing glasses, it is noted in the description of the event (below).

On Monday, August 21, 2017, North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun (from NASA Total Solar Eclipse). Southern California will experience a partial eclipse. Watch NASA's live stream online.

Your eyes are precious! Read these important safety information from NASA and a listing of Reputable Vendors of Solar Filters & Viewers.

No solar eclipse glasses? Make your own pinhole camera!

From the NASA website: "The only safe way to look directly at the uneclipsed or partially eclipsed sun is through special-purpose solar filters, such as “eclipse glasses” or hand-held solar viewers. Homemade filters or ordinary sunglasses, even very dark ones, are not safe for looking at the sun; they transmit thousands of times too much sunlight."

Upcoming Events

Date Event

Friday, August 18,
11:00 AM

Acton Agua Dulce Library

Solar Viewers

Are you excited to see the upcoming solar eclipse? Then join us to make your own solar viewer. This program is for ages 5+ 

Friday, August 18,
2:00 PM

Rosemead Library

SOLD OUT - Kidspace Museum Discovery Dome - SOLD OUT

The Kidspace Discovery Dome Planetarium is a fully enclosed inflatable domed theatre that projects images and video as participants sit on the floor and watch just above their heads. Children and teens will experience the excitement and wonder of being inside a completely new space as they enjoy engaging short films and breathtaking narrated images of the night sky, constellations, planets, stars and many more.

THIS EVENT IS "SOLD OUT."

Due to the size of the dome, we have reached capacity.

Registration is required for this program. Space is limited.

FOR CHILDREN AND TEENS: 5 years - 18 years old.


Free solar eclipse viewing glasses will be available for children and teens attending the program who have already registered for the program (while supplies last). For more information, please speak with the Children's Librarian.

Saturday, August 19,
10:30 AM

South El Monte Library

Total Eclipse Storytime

It doesn't happen too often -- a Total Solar Eclipse!  Let's celebrate this upcoming event (August 21, 2017) with a Special Eclipse Storytime, complete with stories, information, art activity, and the passing out of special Solar Eclipse Glasses!  This Storytime is suitable for children of all ages.

Saturday, August 19,
3:00 PM

Hermosa Beach Library

Make A Pinhole Camera for Monday's Eclipse

Have fun and protect your eyes by creating a pinhole camera out of household materials at the library.

Take the camera home, so you can watch the 50% solar eclipse as it passes over Hermosa Beach at 10:20AM on Monday, August 21 2017.

For children and families.

 

**Note: This is a program to to make a pinhole camera. No eclipse glasses will be given out.**

Monday, August 21,
9:30 AM

Claremont Library

Solar Eclipse Drop-in Program

Join us for this very special solar eclipse drop-in program!

Each participant will receive a pair of solar eclipse glasses while supplies last.

Check out books about the sun, moon, and space while you are here !

Event is recommended for school age children and older. Parent or caregiver is required to attend.

Monday, August 21,
10:00 AM

Angelo M. Iacoboni Library

Discover Astronomy - Eclipse Viewing Party

Did you know this is the first time in nearly 40 years that a total solar eclipse can be seen in the U.S.? (Source: NASA, https://go.nasa.gov/2sxr1yc) Don't miss out! Join the Iacoboni Eclipse Viewing Party!

We'll discuss safety tips at 10:00 A.M. in the Meeting Room, then head outside for CA's estimated ideal eclipse viewing time of 10:21 A.M. - 11:44 A.M.  

Limited number of safety viewing glasses will be provided, while supplies last.

We'll also stream NASA's live coverage inside the meeting room.

All ages welcome.

Monday, August 21,
10:00 AM

City Terrace Library

Eclipse Viewing

Solar eclipseDon't miss out on this fantastic opportunity to learn more about the solar eclipse from the books we have at the library and see it happening for yourself. 

Limited number of safety viewing glasses will be provided, while supplies last.

All ages welcome.

Monday, August 21,
10:00 AM

Diamond Bar Library

Eclipse Viewing Party
Watch the eclipse phenomenon with us. Cold drinks and snacks will be providesd.
 
Limited number of safety viewing glasses will be provided to attendees, while supplies last.
 
All ages. 

Parents: Please be aware that refreshments will be served at this program.  A list of ingredients will be available at the program.

Co-sponsored by the Diamond Bar Friends of the Library

Monday, August 21,
10:00 AM

Hacienda Heights Library

Solar Eclipse Viewing Event

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The Hacienda Heights Library will host a Solar Eclipse Viewing Event on Monday August 21st, from 10am - 12noon. 

Safety instructions will be provided in the meeting room at 10am, we will then prepare to watch the eclipse outside at precisely 10:21am -11:44am.

We will stream NASA and JPL in the Library Meeting Room from 10:20am - 11:45am.

Limited number of safety viewing glasses will be provided, while supplies last.

Monday, August 21,
10:00 AM

Montebello Library

Solar Eclipse: Community Event & NASA JPL Educator

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On August 21, Montebello Library will be hosting a special community event for viewing the Great American Total Solar Eclipse.

An educator from NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory will be present to provide safe viewing glasses and answer questions.Handouts and educational materials will be included. 

Limited number of safety viewing glasses will be provided, while supplies last.

We invite you to join us from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM. Montebello will see a partial eclipse. 

 

 Photo Credit: NASA.gov

Monday, August 21,
10:00 AM

Norwalk Library

Solar Eclipse Viewing Party

Don't miss this opportunity to witness the first time in 40 years that a total ecplise can be seen in the United States. Unfortunately, the Los Angeles area will not get to experience a total eclipse, but the portion that we will be able to see promises to be exciting!

Limited number of safety viewing glasses will be provided, while supplies last.

We will also live-stream NASA's coverage of the event in our meeting room.

Monday, August 21,
10:00 AM

San Gabriel Library

Watch the Solar Eclipse

solar eclipseJoin us for a front seat to the first total solar eclipse since 1918.

Although the eclipse will only be partial in Los Angeles, we invite you to a previewing party that starts inside the library where we’ll play a short documentary and have cold drinks on hand.

Before the maximum eclipse time, grab a seat outside where you will be able to safely view the magnificent eclipse with solar glasses which we will provide.


Limited number of safety viewing glasses will be provided, while supplies last.

All ages

Monday, August 21,
10:00 AM

Temple City Library

Solar Eclipse Viewing
Did you know this is the first total solar eclipse visible in the United States in nearly 40 years? Learn the science behind what a solar eclipse is, make your own viewers, and recreate the lunar phases of the moon using chocolate cookies!
 
Limited number of safety viewing glasses will be provided, while supplies last.
 
Parents: Please be aware that refreshments will be served at this program. A list of ingredients will be available.

For all ages, but most suitable for ages 5 - 17.
 
Photo credit: "Solar Eclipse" by NASA / CC BY 2.0
 

Monday, August 21,
4:00 PM

Lancaster Library

Galaxy Rings

Galaxy RingTeens and Tweens, did you know that a total solar eclipse occurs when the disk of the moon appears to completely cover the disk of the sun in the sky?

To celebrate The Great American Total Solar Eclipse we'll be creating colorful and funky galaxy rings. Don't miss the fun!

Ages 12-18

** This takes place on Monday afternoon - AFTER the eclipse - and is an art project **