UPDATED 8/20!  The ticket system previously publicized is no longer in effect.

August 21st, 2017 between 11:30am and 2:30pm will see a rare phenomenon – a solar eclipse!  And Iowa is one of the best places to view it!

The Library will be holding an eventweather-depending – to watch the partial solar eclipse from the Library grounds.

The library will provide safe eclipse viewing glasses to the first people who arrive until the glasses are gone…

If you have your own glasses and plan to come (see links below), at 11:30am we will walk around the building to our “back yard” for viewing. Feel free to bring lawn chairs and blankets and make yourself comfortable! (Note: if the weather is cloudy or otherwise poor, the event will be canceled.)

http://wdmlibrary.librarymarket.com/partial-solar-eclipse-viewing

More Solar Eclipse Info:

NASA Solar Eclipse Viewing Safety, including a list of approved vendors of safe eclipse-viewing glasses.  (The ones we will have are NASA-approved.)

Interesting Effects of the Solar Eclipse:

http://io9.gizmodo.com/before-a-solar-eclipse-the-whole-world-goes-wavy-1691628467

https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-blogs/astronomy/5-surprising-effects-the-total-solar-eclipse-will-have-besides-darkness/70002407

 

Happy Eclipse Day!