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Total Solar Eclipse Party

Palo Alto City Library has joined more than 1,500 libraries across the country to participate in the celestial event of the century, the August 21, 2017 Solar Eclipse! The Mitchell Park branch of the Palo Alto City Library will be hosting a Total Solar Eclipse Viewing Party! This program is for all ages. We no longer have glasses to pass out before the event.

Monday, August 21
9-11 a.m.

Mitchell Park Library
3700 Middlefield Road

Eclipse Viewing
9-10 am

The eclipse will start @ 9:01am. We will be in the courtyard to pass out solar glasses before the library opens.

Eclipse Party
Midtown Room

We will have a live stream feed of the total solar eclipse in the Midtown Room. There will also be a simple pinhole projector craft for safe viewing and offer refreshments. 

On Sunday, August 20th, we will host a special Maker Sunday program for all ages where we will make different types of pinhole projectors in preparation of the eclipse the next day. We will also pass out the glasses to the general public.

Please never look directly at the sun. Use equipment with special solar filters designed for that purpose.

Learn more about the impacts of the eclipse on solar power generated in California and what Palo Altans can do to reduce electric demand on the grid during the eclipse.

Last Updated July 27, 2017