Solar Eclipse

On the afternoon of August 21, 2017, U.S. residents can experience a solar eclipse when the sun disappears behind the moon, turning daylight into twilight. With a generous donation from STAR_Net, the library has been provided with solar viewing glasses*, which will be handed out to library users in a number of branch locations, allowing them to view the solar eclipse safely. Because we are in Florida, only a partial eclipse will be seen, beginning at 1:27 p.m. and continuing until 4:21 p.m. Viewing conditions will also vary depending on the weather.

*Due to the limited number of safe viewing glasses received, the library does not have any glasses left for general public distribution.

Upcoming Events

NASA Eclipse Across America No registration required
Monday
August
21
12:00​pm
(Library Central)
Event Categories: General Events
Join us for a viewing of the NASA Television four-hour show, Eclipse Across America, with unprecedented live video of the celestial event.
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Pop up - Eclipse No registration required
Monday
August
21
1:30​pm
Construct a simple viewing device, a pinhole projector, to watch the partial eclipse as it happens.
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Solar Eclipse Viewing 2017 Registration required
Monday
August
21
2:00​pm
(Alafaya - Meeting Room 1)
Celebrate the upcoming solar eclipse at Alafaya. Learn about the eclipse and enjoy viewing the rare celestial event. All ages welcome.
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Eclipse Across America 2017 Registration required
Monday
August
21
2:30​pm
Event Categories: Science & Math
Celebrate the upcoming solar eclipse with OCLS. Learn about the eclipse and enjoy crafts and stories. All ages welcome.
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Solar Eclipse Viewing Party Registration required
Monday
August
21
3:00​pm
(South Trail - Meeting Room 1)
Celebrate the upcoming solar eclipse with OCLS! Join us as we learn about the solar eclipse, enjoy crafts, activities and more. All ages welcome. Registration required. #science
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Solar Eclipse Viewing Party Registration required
Monday
August
21
3:00​pm
(Chickasaw - Combined Meeting Room)
Event Categories: Science & Math
Celebrate the upcoming solar eclipse with OCLS! Join us as we learn about the solar eclipse, enjoy crafts, activities and more. All ages welcome. Registration required. #science
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Solar Eclipse 2017 Registration required
Monday
August
21
3:00​pm
(West Oaks - Meeting Room 1)
Event Categories: Science & Math
Celebrate the upcoming solar eclipse with OCLS. Learn about the eclipse and enjoy crafts and stories. All ages welcome.
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Solar Eclipse Viewing Party Registration required
Monday
August
21
3:00​pm
(Winter Garden - Program Area)
Celebrate the upcoming solar eclipse with OCLS! Join us as we learn about the solar eclipse, enjoy crafts, activities and more. All ages welcome. Registration required. #science
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Solar Eclipse Viewing Party Phone registration required
Monday
August
21
3:00​pm
(Eatonville - Ask at Desk)
Celebrate the upcoming solar eclipse with OCLS! Join us as we learn about the solar eclipse, enjoy crafts, and activities. All Ages. Registration required.
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Solar Eclipse 2017 Registration required
Monday
August
21
3:30​pm
Celebrate the upcoming solar eclipse with OCLS. Learn about the eclipse and enjoy crafts and stories. Registration is required. All ages welcome. #science
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Solar Eclipse

Solar Eclipse Resource Guide

Learn all you need to know about the upcoming solar eclipse with this resource guide created by library staff.

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