Public libraries across the country will be offering programs on the 2017 total solar eclipse and providing viewing glasses to patrons. Here are a few events in Northwest Arkansas.
Fayetteville Public Library
Glasses distribution: 1:30 p.m. Sunday. Limit 1 per person. Lecture: 6 p.m. Tuesday. “Eclipses — Science and Safety,” by Caitlin Ahrens, UA Center for Space & Planetary Science. Information: 856-7207, firstname.lastname@example.org
Springdale Public Library
Safety video, glasses distribution: 11 a.m. Aug. 21, children’s auditorium
Picnic lunch: 11 am. Aug. 21, Murphy Park.
Information: 750-8180, springdalelibrary.org
Bentonville Public Library
Bentonville Public Library celebrates the solar eclipse with “passive” programming due to their repurposing project.
Book display: ‘“All Things Space” Bibliography: BPL online resources
Information: 271-6816, email@example.com, bentonvillelibrary.org
Rogers Public Library
When: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Aug. 21 Events: Crafts, NASA livestream of eclipse, telescope with solar filter. No viewing glasses available.