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Posted on: May 21, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Eclipse Events at the Library

Illustration of a solar eclipse

On Saturday, October 14, Eugene will be one of the only places on earth to view an annular solar eclipse on its path across North, Central and South America. Cross your fingers for clear skies that morning! Learn more about the annular eclipse at NASA's website and be sure to check the eclipse viewing safety precautions. Inexpensive protective glasses are widely available.


Leading up to the date, join Eugene Public Library for fun and educational free events. Each participant at these programs will receive a free pair of protective glasses:


Eclipse-a-Palooza - for tweens, ages 9-12

Tuesday, September 26, 4 p.m., Downtown Library 

Make UV bead bracelets that change color in sunlight. 


Light Up Lanterns - for teens, ages 13-19

Wednesday, October 4, 5 p.m., Downtown Library 

Create art with light by designing a lantern. 


Fun with Eclipses - for kids ages 5-9 with their grownups

Sunday, October 8, anytime 1-5 p.m., Downtown Library 

Create eclipse chalk art, an eclipse book, and a case for your eclipse glasses. 


Craft a Moon Phase Wall Hanging - for adults

Sunday, October 8, 4 p.m., Downtown Library

Create a wall hanging using wood discs, paint and beads to illustrate the monthly phases of the moon. 

Space is limited: sign up online starting Friday, Sept. 15.


Create with Cardboard - for kids ages 5-9

Thursday, October 12, 4 p.m., Downtown Library 

Play with cardboard and make an eclipse viewer.  


The library will also offer an ongoing drop-by activity (without glasses giveaway):

Eclipse Art: Light and Shadow - all ages

Anytime Monday, October 9 through Saturday, October 14, Bethel Branch 

Visit anytime to get creative with sun prints and shadow art. Or pick up a take-home kit. 

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