2017-08-02 / Other Jenkins News

Library News

By Sharon Blank

We are so excited – the 2017 All-American Solar Eclipse will be on Monday, August 21, and we have big plans to celebrate the biggest celestial event of the century! This will be the first total solar eclipse of the century, and the first to be visible in our area since the 1970s. We will have a special Eclipse Preview event at 7 pm on Tuesday, August 15. Our presenter, Wayne Burke, will be explaining what makes a total solar eclipse so special and how to view the eclipse safely – and why you really don’t want to try viewing it with your bare eyes or even with ordinary sunglasses on! That’s also why we will have free eclipse glasses available here at the library from now until the eclipse (or until our supplies run out.) We will also have an eclipse viewer craft for the kids and instructions on how to make your own. Then on Monday, August 21. from 1:30 pm until 3:30 pm we will have our Eclipse Party!

On Saturday, August 5. at 12:30 pm, we will have our “How It’s Done” adult workshop, where we will be making pottery. Learn to form clay and turn it into whatever you like! Our next “How It’s Done” workshop will be on Saturday, August 19. at 12:30 pm, when we will be making smoothies.

Every Tuesday at 4 pm we have a special afterschool storytime for the kids. They can listen to a fun story and then do a cool craft! This Tuesday, August 8. we will be talking about sea creatures. Next Tuesday, August 15, we will have a special solar storytime that will explain eclipses.

Our “Teen Space” craft time will be on Saturday, August 12, at 12:30 pm, and we will be having a blast making bath bombs!

New at the library – “Mc- Graw-Hill Concise Encyclopedia of Science & Technology”. Want to know more about science and technology? This is the book to look at! Designed for non-scientists who want a clear and concise explanation of scientific facts, it’s a great resource to answer your science questions!

Well, that’s all for now – see you at the library!

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