Where Did the Sun Go? Watch the Solar Eclipse With The Seattle Public Library Aug. 21
release date: 07/26/2017
Beginning Tuesday, Aug. 1, The Seattle Public Library will distribute a limited number of free viewing glasses to safely watch the solar eclipse that will take place from 9:08 a.m. to 11:38 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 21. As of Aug. 14, we have distributed our complete supply of eclipse viewing glasses.
Leading up to the eclipse, there will be several related programs at Library locations throughout the city. During the eclipse, 15 Library locations will show a live-stream from eclipse2017.nasa.gov.
Library events are free and open to the public. Registration is not required. Parking is available at all Library locations.
Solar eclipse glasses must be picked up in-person at Library locations -- no phone call or email reservations will be accepted. The glasses will be available on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last. Please limit glasses to one pair per family -- the eclipse is over two hours long and there is plenty of time to share.
Warning: Do not look directly at the sun during the eclipse without eclipse glasses, or severe eye damage may occur. Young children should be closely supervised when outdoors during the eclipse.
Get Ready for the Eclipse!
Join Dennis Schatz, nationally recognized astronomy educator, for an interactive presentation to learn when the eclipse will occur, how to view it safely, and why it has been so long since we've seen a total solar eclipse. His children's book about eclipses, "When the Sun Goes Dark," will be available for purchase and signing. For all ages.
5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 26 at the Columbia Branch, 4721 Rainier Ave. S., 206-386-1908
3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 29 at the Beacon Hill Branch, 2821 Beacon Ave. S., 206-684-4711
2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, July 30 at the Greenwood Branch, 8016 Greenwood Ave. N., 206-684-4086
2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium, 206-386-4675
11 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 12 at the NewHolly Branch, 7058 32nd Ave. S., 206-386-1905
3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12 at the West Seattle Branch, 2306 42nd Ave. S.W., 206-684-7444
Solar Eclipse Lecture
Bryan Brewer, author of "Eclipse: History. Science. Awe," will give a talk about the history, science and observation of eclipses. Learn the simple secrets of how eclipses occur, and why they continue to rivet the human imagination. For all ages.
6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Monday, July 31 at the Southwest Branch, 9010 35th Ave. S.W., 206-684-7455
Who Stole the Sun?
What's an eclipse? How do eclipses happen? What can I use to safely watch the eclipse on Aug. 21? Find out answers to these questions and more. For all ages.
6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 9 at the Northeast Branch, 6801 35th Ave. N.E., 206-684-7539
Where Did the Sun Go?
Join our librarians to learn when the eclipse will occur, how to view it safely and to participate in fun eclipse activities. For ages 5 and up.
2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 14 at the Capitol Hill Branch, 425 Harvard Ave. E., 206-684-4715
Tinkerlab: Solar Eclipse
Learn about the eclipse, then make and take home a pinhole projection viewer to safely view the eclipse. There will also be fun experiments with the sun's UV rays. For ages 12 and under.
6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 14 at the Delridge Branch, 5423 Delridge Way S.W., 206-733-9125
1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16 at the South Park Branch, 8604 Eighth Ave. S., 206-615-1688
Eclipse Story Time
Children will enjoy stories and activities about the upcoming total solar eclipse. For ages 12 and under.
6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 14 at the High Point Branch, 3411 S.W. Raymond St., 206-684-7454
Outdoor Solar Eclipse Viewing Parties
Watch the eclipse while learning more about this cool astronomical phenomenon. The moon will cover 92% of the sun at around 10:20 a.m.! For all ages.
8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 21 at the Bryant Neighborhood Playground, 40th Avenue Northeast & Northeast 65th Street
8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 21 at the High Point Branch, 3411 S.W. Raymond St., 206-684-7454
8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 21 at the South Park Community Center, 8319 Eighth Ave. S.
9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 21 at the Northgate Branch, 10548 Fifth Ave. N.E., 206-386-1980
Streaming Video of Solar Eclipse at 15 Library Locations
Beginning at 10 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 21, the following Library locations will show a streaming video of NASA's Live Eclipse Megacast as the solar eclipse moves across the North American continent.
Ballard Branch, 5614 22nd Ave. N.W., 206-684-4089
Beacon Hill Branch, 2821 Beacon Ave. S., 206-684-4711
Broadview Branch, 12755 Greenwood Ave. N., 206-684-7519
Capitol Hill Branch, 425 Harvard Ave. E., 206-684-4715
Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium, 206-386-4636
Columbia Branch, 4721 Rainier Ave. S., 206-386-1908
Douglass-Truth Branch, 2300 E. Yesler Way, 206-684-4704
Greenwood Branch, 8016 Greenwood Ave. N., 206-684-4086
High Point Branch, 3411 S.W. Raymond St., 206-684-7454
Lake City Branch, 12501 28th Ave. N.E., 206-684-7518
Northeast Branch, 6801 35th Ave. N.E., 206-684-7539
Northgate Branch, 10548 Fifth Ave. N.E., 206-386-1980
Rainier Beach Branch, 9125 Rainier Ave. S., 206-386-1906
Southwest Branch, 9010 35th Ave. S.W., 206-684-7455
West Seattle Branch, 2306 42nd Ave. S.W., 206-684-7444