SEE THE ECLIPSE The Centreville Branch will be holding a Solar Eclipse Viewing Party on the historic day, Aug. 21 at 2 p.m. for the total eclipse that will take place at 2:43 p.m. across America. We will have 100 solar eclipse glasses available on a first come-first served basis. There will be 75 available ahead of time and 25 reserved for the day of the eclipse. Please look over the display of the Solar Eclipse in the front lobby the next time you come to the library. Here the eclipse will be visible at about 80 percent.
••• JEWELRY MAKING You may register online for the Jewelry Making Pendant Necklace session at the library on Sept. 13 at 6 p.m. Space is limited, so go to qaclibrary.org to register.
••• ADOPTABLE CATS Public libraries on the Eastern Shore are joining to create a new Shore-wide catalog. On Aug. 11-16 you will not be able to access our Catalog, but on Aug. 14, you can come in to play with cats and kittens courtesy of Chesapeake Cats and Dogs. For your enjoyment, these adoptable cats and kittens will be visiting the library on Monday, Aug. 14, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. If you can’t visit on Aug. 14, check out the Chesapeake Dogs and Cats website for more information about the Tree of Life Sanctuary and adoptable animals at www.chesapeakecatsanddogs.org.
••• POLARIS ORIENTATION
Registration is required for two Polaris Orientations the library will conduct in August. We will meet on Tuesday, Aug. 22, at 10 a.m. and again on Saturday, Aug. 26, at 2 p.m. Come and discover more about our new computer system: Polaris! This brief encounter will cover logging into your account, searching our catalog, placing holds, and more.
••• MATINEE MOVIES The free matinee movie at the library on Aug. 11 at 2:30 p.m. will be “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.” We will have another movie at the same time on Sept. 8, titled “The Mummy.”
Questions may be phoned in Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., or Sunday 1 to 4 p.m. Call 410745-0980 or 410-643-8161.