Celebrate the Solar Eclipse with the Clark County Public Library

System-Wide Events Planned Leading-up to April 8th Eclipse

All library locations will feature programs and activities centered around the total solar eclipse taking place on Monday, April 8th, 2024.  Springfield and Clark County will be in the path of totality, an occurrence that won't happen again in this area till 2099!

To help make sure that community members get the most out of their eclipse viewing experience, the library will be offering the following:

  • Certified eclipse viewing glasses will be given out at our planned eclipse programs at all locations.  For a complete listing of everything we have planned, visit the library Solar Eclipse Events page.
  • A generalized distribution of eclipse glasses will begin at all locations on Monday, March 11th.  At the Main Library, the glasses will be distributed at our Patron Services Desk in the main hallway.  There is a limit of 4 pairs of glasses per family (while supplies last).  Please note that our supply of glasses is now out.
  • All Clark County Public Library locations will be closed from 2PM-4PM on Monday, April 8th, to allow staff and patrons to view the eclipse.

A few program highlights include:
 - Thursday, March 14th at 5:45PM (Meeting Rooms 1 & 2 of the Main Library) – Ask an Astronomer with Dr. Daniel Fleisch
 - Thursday, March 28th at 5PM (Gaier Meeting Room of the Main Library) – A Grand Tour of the Universe with Dr. Daniel Fleisch
 - Saturday, March 30th at 3PM (Gaier Meeting Room of the Main Library) – Total Solar Eclipse with Kurtz Miller, JPL Solar System Ambassador
 - The Main Library will be participating in WittClipse with Wittenberg University as part of their Planetary Information Stations as the planet Uranus

And take a moment to fill out the Miami Valley Eclipse Survey.

According to Adult Programming Specialist, Catie Stewart, "The Library is excited to offer many types of programs for our patrons to learn about astronomy and the upcoming eclipse. Whether it be an eclipse craft, a moon scavenger hunt, or a presentation on the universe, hopefully something will spark the astronomer in you and keep your head to the skies!"


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