June 2017

What’s New · Get ready for the Solar Eclipse

The Great American Eclipse, a total solar eclipse, will take place on Monday, Aug. 21. This will be the first total solar eclipse in the continental United States in nearly 40 years, stretching from Salem, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina. Cincinnati will see a partial eclipse, where the moon covers part of the sun, and the Library has all of the information that you need to get eclipse-ready!

Learn about the eclipse and get safe viewing tips from NASA and the Cincinnati Observatory. NASA will live stream the eclipse.

Solar Eclipse Viewing Party Gather with us at the Library to view the solar eclipse. Around 2:30 pm, we will be able to view the peak of the eclipse, with 90 percent coverage, as the moon passes between the Earth and the Sun. A limited number of eclipse glasses will be available to borrow. All ages welcome.
All library locations
Monday, Aug. 21 from 2–3 p.m.

Please note: Library locations are not distributing eclipse glasses. Safe viewing equipment will be available to borrow during the Solar Eclipse Viewing Party.

The NASA@ My Library project is led by the National Center for Interactive Learning at the Space Science Institute. Partners include the American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office, Pacific Science Center, Cornerstones of Science, and Education Development Center. NASA@ My Library is made possible through the support of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)Science Mission Directorate as part of its STEM Activation program.