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Events on Monday, 21. August 2017

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August 21 Monday

Aug 21, 2017 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM
Livingston Municipal Library

Livingston Municipal Library has joined more than 1,000 libraries across the country to participate in the celestial event of the century, the August 21, 2017 Solar Eclipse. During this national event, the shadow of the moon will sweep across the United States in a narrow band from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean in a spectacle that hasn't occurred in decades. In fact, the last total solar eclipse for the United States was nearly 40 years ago. The rest of the U.S. and North America will see a partial eclipse, with the Moon covering up only part of the Sun. It is aptly named the Great American Eclipse. This will be a great opportunity for our community to celebrate science, with fun, hands-on and multimedia activities, culminating in the eclipse event on August 21, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. As part of the project, the library will be handing out free eclipse glasses to all program attendees and visitors on program day. Current teachers who would like to request a free set of glasses for their classroom need to send their contact information to lsantiago@livingstonlibrary.net by August 18. Livingston Municipal Library has joined the STAR Library Education Network (STAR_Net) and its NASA@ My Library initiative, which are providing resources and STEM activities to libraries across the nation related to the eclipse. Partners include NASA, the American Library Association, and many other organizations. This project was made possible through support from the NASA Science Mission Directorate, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, Google, and the National Science Foundation.