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All-American Total Solar Eclipse

1:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Somers Point Branch

Open to all ages.

Please be aware the eclipse will take about three hours, peaking about 90 minutes after start of program.

Learn about the history and nature of solar eclipses.

Enjoy special space crafts & space snacks--including Tang!

View the solar eclipse with special viewing glasses provided.


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Eclipse Viewing Party

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Ventnor Branch

Registration is closed.

Open to all ages. Registration requested. Join us for our lunar eclipse party*, complete with viewing glasses. Make an eclipse souvenir craft.  All materials are provided. 

As the supply is limited, safety glasses will be given out at 1:00 pm the day of the eclipse, one per person, on a first come first serve basis.

*Please note that only a portion of the eclipse will be visible in South Jersey, and it will peak at about 2:46 PM Eastern time.

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Solar Eclipse Viewing Party

1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Pleasantville Branch
Pleasantville Meeting Room

Open to all ages. Registration required. Join us for an eclipse viewing party! Special glasses will be provided to view the eclipse*. We will have space-inspired snacks (think Starburst, Tang, and Moon Pies), and make an eclipse souvenir craft.


*please note that only a portion of the eclipse will be visible in South Jersey, and it will peak at about 2:46 PM Eastern time.

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Big Sun, Small Moon?

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Brigantine Branch
Brigantine Meeting Room
Open to all ages. Registration requested. Learn about the solar eclipse which happens today. Activities to teach about solar eclipses.
Everyone in North America plus parts of South America, Africa, and Europe will see at least a partial solar eclipse, while the thin path of totality will pass through portions of 12 states.

What is It?
A solar eclipse in which the moon passes between the sun and Earth and blocks all or part of the sun for up to an hour and a half, from beginning to end, as viewed from a given location.  For this eclipse the longest period when the moon completely blocks the sun will be about two minutes and 40 seconds.  The last time the contiguous U.S. saw a total eclipse was in 1979.


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Eclipse Viewing Party

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Mays Landing Branch
Open to all. Stop in the library to pick up a limited number of eclipse goggles or we'll help you create a simple pin hole viewer, then head over to the Gaskill Park to enjoy the eclipse.
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Lunar Eclipse Party

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Hammonton Branch
Hammonton Meeting Room
Open to all ages. Registration requested. Join us for our lunar eclipse party, complete with viewing glasses.  Enjoy "lunar" snacks and play pin the moon on the sun.  Make an eclipse souvenir craft.  All materials are provided.  
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