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Enjoy the Solar Eclipse with BCPL!

Are you ready for the "Eclipse Across America" that occurs on August 21, 2017? All across the USA, people can observe a partial to total eclipse of the sun. Here at BCPL, we have several programs planned to help you prepare for and enjoy this exciting event.

Get Your Solar Shades

August 1st–18th

@all BCPL locations

Stop by your local branch to test your knowledge of the Solar Eclipse by taking a short quiz to receive a free pair of eclipse viewing glasses! Participants can complete the quiz individually or as a group—but you must be present to receive your glasses. Our supply of solar shades is limited, so they'll only be available while supplies last!


This event has now ended. We gave away over 1,000 pairs of solar shades!

Do-It-Yourself Solar Eclipse Viewer

August 14th

Get ready for the eclipse and explore the magic of science as we create our own solar eclipse viewers! Registration now closed.

5:30–7:30 PM

Total Eclipse of the Sun

August 21st

1:00–3:00 PM
@Hillview AND
@Mt. Washington

Have you chosen the perfect spot to view the coolest astronomical event of the year? Join other eclipse enthusiasts as we behold one of nature's most awesome spectacles at the library! Weather permitting, we'll step outside to view the eclipse. If the outdoors aren't your thing, we'll also be connecting with live feed from NASA inside the library. A pair of solar shades will be provided to each registered participant at the event. Registration now closed.


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