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Great American Eclipse, August 21, 2017

stages of an eclipse

The Jacksonville Public 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. It is aptly named the Great American Eclipse. 

Jacksonville will see a partial eclipse with the Moon covering up only part of the Sun. The partial eclipse will begin on August 21, 2017 at 1:18 PM. The maximum eclipse in Jacksonville will be at 2:49 PM with about 90 percent of the sun covered. The eclipse will end at 4:13 PM.

Celebrate this historic event at one of our libraries, with fun, hands-on activities and expert speakers culminating in the eclipse event on August 21.  Join one of the Jacksonville’s Public Library’s events to celebrate the Great American Eclipse and receive a pair of free solar eclipse-viewing glasses while supplies last.

It is extremely dangerous to view the partial eclipse with your naked eye. Please use proper eclipse viewing glasses during this spectacular astronomical event.

View a simulation from Google of how the eclipse will look in Jacksonville.

Learn more about the Eclipse from NASA.

Read about Solar Eclipses in one of the library's research databases.

The library also has books in its collection.

Solar Eclipse Events

Jul 20

Observing the 2017 Solar Eclipse

Jul 20 2017 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Pablo Creek Regional Library

Presented by the Northeast Florida Astronomical Society, this program explores the phenomenon of solar eclipses by explaining how they happen, and ways to view them safely

Jul 22

The Science of Eclipses

Jul 22 2017 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Southeast Regional Library

Join Jacksonville University Physics professor W. Brian Lane in learning and preparing for this August's Great American Eclipse. Eclipse goggles available for program attendees. Free and open to the public. No registration required. Summer1 JPL50 Culturalfusion1

Jul 22

The Science of Eclipses

Jul 22 2017 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Southeast Regional Library

Join Jacksonville University Physics professor W. Brian Lane in learning and preparing for this August’s Great American Eclipse. Eclipse goggles available for program attendees. Free and open to the public. No registration required. Summer1 JPL50 Culturalfusion1

Jul 28

Solar Eclipse Fun

Jul 28 2017 -
2:30pm to 3:30pm
Argyle Branch Library

Come join us as we explore the science behind eclipses. We'll also be creating a couple of eclipse based projects. Learn the science of eclipses so you're ready for the solar eclipse on August 21st! Eclipse goggles will be available for attendees. For school age kids and teens. STEM1

Jul 29

Highlands Region Science Saturdays: The Great American Eclipse

Jul 29 2017 -
1:00pm to 2:30pm
Highlands Regional Library

Join NASA Solar System Ambassador Bharath Muthyala for a discussion of the upcoming total solar eclipse. On Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun. Anyone within the path of totality can see one of nature’s most awe inspiring sights - a total solar eclipse. This visible path, where the moon will completely cover the sun and the sun's tenuous atmosphere will stretch from Salem, OR to Charleston, SC.

Jul 29

The Great American Eclipse

Jul 29 2017 -
3:30pm to 5:00pm
Pablo Creek Regional Library

The Great American Eclipse

Aug 1

Where did the sun go? It’s a Solar Eclipse!

Aug 1 2017 -
4:30pm to 5:30pm
Webb Wesconnett Regional Library

Get ready for the Great American Eclipse on August 21st! Come join us as we explore the science behind eclipses with hands-on projects and activities. Eclipse glasses will be available for attendees, while supplies last. For ages 5-12.

Aug 1

The Science of Eclipses

Aug 1 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:15pm
Mandarin Branch Library

Join Jacksonville University Physics professor W. Brian Lane in learning and preparing for this August’s Great American Eclipse. Eclipse goggles available for program attendees. Free and open to the public. No registration required. Summer1 JPL50 Culturalfusion1

Aug 2

Where did the sun go? It’s a Solar Eclipse!

Aug 2 2017 -
3:30pm to 4:30pm
Webb Wesconnett Regional Library

Get ready for the Great American Eclipse on August 21st! Come join us as we explore the science behind eclipses with hands-on projects and activities. Eclipse glasses will be available for attendees, while supplies last. For teens age 12 - 18.

Aug 2

STEAM Explorers: Eclipse Edition!

Aug 2 2017 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Pablo Creek Regional Library

Get ready for the Great American Eclipse on August 21st! Come join us as we explore the science behind eclipses with hands-on projects and activities. Eclipse glasses will be available for attendees, while supplies last.
For ages 5-12.
Attendance is limited. Admission tickets will be available for the children an hour before the program.
STEM1

Aug 4

Stories for Young Children: Solar Eclipse Edition

Aug 4 2017 -
10:30am to 11:00am
Argyle Branch Library

This program is for children birth to 5 years with an adult caregiver. The program includes stories, books, fingerplays, nursery rhymes, and songs that promote language development, vocabulary building, and comprehension. This week we will be learning about the Solar Eclipse! Space is limited. Storytime1

Aug 5

The Great American Eclipse

Aug 5 2017 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Willowbranch Branch Library

Join NASA Solar System Ambassador Bharath Muthyala for a discussion of the upcoming total solar eclipse. On Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun. Anyone within the path of totality can see one of nature’s most awe inspiring sights - a total solar eclipse. This visible path, where the moon will completely cover the sun and the sun's tenuous atmosphere will stretch from Salem, OR to Charleston, SC. Observers outside this path will still see a partial solar eclipse where the moon covers part of the sun's disk.

Aug 5

The Science of Eclipses

Aug 5 2017 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
University Park Branch Library

Join Jacksonville University Physics professor W. Brian Lane in learning and preparing for this August’s Great American Eclipse. Eclipse goggles available for program attendees. Free and open to the public. No registration required. Summer1 JPL50 Culturalfusion1

Aug 11

Solar Eclipse!

Aug 11 2017 -
3:00pm to 4:00pm
Olga L. Bradham and Etta L. Brooks Branch Library

Come learn about solar eclipses in preparation for our big eclipse on August 21! Every attendee will receive solar eclipse glasses to use during the actual eclipse. Snacks and prizes provided. Designed for ages 5-12.
STEM1

Aug 12

The Great American Eclipse

Aug 12 2017 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm
Beaches Branch Library

Join NASA Solar System Ambassador Bharath Muthyala for a discussion of the upcoming total solar eclipse. On Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun. Its visible path will stretch from Salem, OR to Charleston, SC. Observers outside this path will still see a partial solar eclipse. This eclipse will become the most viewed eclipse ever in history.
Summer1 JPL50 Culturalfusion1

Aug 12

Science Saturdays: The Science of Eclipses

Aug 12 2017 -
3:00pm to 4:30pm
Highlands Regional Library

Join Jacksonville University Physics professor W. Brian Lane in learning and preparing for this August’s Great American Eclipse. Eclipse goggles available for program attendees. Free and open to the public. No registration required. Summer1 JPL50 Culturalfusion1

Aug 15

Stories for Young Children: Solar Eclipse Edition

Aug 15 2017 -
10:15am to 10:45am
Regency Square Branch Library

This program is for children birth to 5 years with an adult caregiver. The program includes stories, books, fingerplays, nursery rhymes, and songs that promote language development, vocabulary building, and comprehension. This week we will be learning about the Solar Eclipse!

Aug 15

Stories and Art for Early Literacy: Solar Eclipse Edition

Aug 15 2017 -
10:15am to 11:00am
Pablo Creek Regional Library

This program includes stories, books, fingerplays, nursery rhymes, and songs that promote language development, vocabulary building, and comprehension.
This week we will be learning about the Solar Eclipse!
The class culminates in an interactive art exploration during which story time themes are further explored using various art techniques, tools, and materials at different stations. Attendance is limited. For children birth to five.
ArtsCrafts1
Storytime1

Aug 15

Stories and Art for Early Literacy: Solar Eclipse Edition

Aug 15 2017 -
11:00am to 11:45am
Pablo Creek Regional Library

This program includes stories, books, fingerplays, nursery rhymes, and songs that promote language development, vocabulary building, and comprehension.
This week we will be learning about the Solar Eclipse!
The class culminates in an interactive art exploration during which story time themes are further explored using various art techniques, tools, and materials at different stations. Attendance is limited. For children birth to five.
ArtsCrafts1
Storytime1

Aug 15

Where did the sun go? It’s a Solar Eclipse!

Aug 15 2017 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Graham Branch Library

Get ready for the Great American Eclipse on August 21st! Come join us as we explore the science behind eclipses with hands-on projects and activities. Eclipse glasses will be available for attendees, while supplies last. For ages 5-12.

Aug 16

Where did the sun go? It’s a Solar Eclipse!

Aug 16 2017 -
3:00pm to 4:00pm
Brown Eastside Branch Library

Get ready for the Great American Eclipse on August 21st! Come join us as we explore the science behind eclipses with hands-on projects and activities. Eclipse glasses will be available for attendees, while supplies last. For ages 5-12.

Aug 16

Solar Eclipse

Aug 16 2017 -
3:00pm to 4:00pm
Olga L. Bradham and Etta L. Brooks Branch Library

TBD

Aug 16

Where did the Sun Go?: Introduction to Solar Eclipses

Aug 16 2017 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Westbrook Branch Library

Get ready for the Great American Eclipse on August 21st! Come join us as we explore the science behind eclipses with hands-on projects and activities. Eclipse glasses will be available for attendees, while supplies last. For ages 5-12.

Aug 18

Solar Oven S'mores

Aug 18 2017 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm
South Mandarin Branch Library

Get ready for the solar eclipse with some s'mores! We will be making a oven using a cardboard box and foil then using this to show how to melt the chocolate and marshmallow. This program is for school age children and teens.

Aug 19

Solar Eclipse!

Aug 19 2017 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm
West Branch Library

Join us at West Branch Library to learn about solar and lunar eclipses, produce a pin-hole eclipse viewer, and create eclipse-inspired artwork. This program is in anticipation of the solar eclipse on August 21, 2017. STEM1

Aug 19

STEAM Explorers: Eclipse Edition!

Aug 19 2017 -
3:00pm to 4:00pm
Pablo Creek Regional Library

Get ready for the Great American Eclipse on August 21st! Come join us as we explore the science behind eclipses with hands-on projects and activities. Eclipse glasses will be available for attendees, while supplies last.
For ages 5-12.
Attendance is limited. Admission tickets will be available for the children an hour before the program.
STEM1

Aug 21

Stories for Young Children: Solar Eclipse Edition

Aug 21 2017 -
11:00am to 12:00pm
Main Library

This program is for children birth to 5 years with an adult caregiver. The program includes stories, books, fingerplays, nursery rhymes, and songs that promote language development, vocabulary building, and comprehension. This week we will be learning about the Solar Eclipse!
storytime1
eclipse1

Aug 21

Where did the sun go? It’s a Solar Eclipse!

Aug 21 2017 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Main Library

Get ready for the Great American Eclipse on August 21st! Come join us as we explore the science behind eclipses with hands-on projects and activities. Eclipse glasses will be available for attendees, while supplies last. For ages 5-12.
artsandcrafts1
eclipse1

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