Library planning eclipse program

The Shawano City-County Library is preparing for the “All-American Total Solar Eclipse” on Aug. 21.

The library will provide safe viewing glasses to area residents. Glasses can be picked up from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 18 and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 19.

Additionally, an allotment of glasses will be reserved to be handed out at the library’s event Aug. 21. The giveaway is not intended for groups or organizations.

The eclipse begins at 11:52 a.m. in the Shawano area, with peak viewing at 1:15 p.m. The eclipse will be completed at 2:37 p.m.

The library will feature eclipse displays, and visitors can view the NASA Edge Mega-cast on a large, flat-screen TV located at the checkout desk on the main level. At 12:45 p.m., children can participate in bubble blowing and shadow tracing in a roped-off area of the parking lot. Popsicles for all!

The next total solar eclipse visible in the U.S. will be April 8, 2024.

For information, contact the library at shawanolibrary.org or 715-526-3829.

The Shawano City-County Library consists of the main library in Shawano, branches in Birnamwood, Bonduel, Mattoon-Hutchins, Tigerton and Wittenberg, as well as a countywide delivery service.