Ne­whall li­brary to hold so­lar eclipse events

The Signal - - NEWS - By Gina En­der Sig­nal Staff Writer

With the so­lar eclipse less than a month away, the Old Town Ne­whall Li­brary is plan­ning ed­u­ca­tional and in­ter­ac­tive ac­tiv­i­ties for the com­mu­nity.

On Aug. 21, fam­i­lies can view the eclipse from 10 to 11 a.m. Com­mu­nity mem­bers of all ages can safely watch the eclipse through pin­hole pro­jec­tors and safety glasses.

“Al­ways, a li­brary’s pur­pose is to bring peo­ple in so they can be ex­posed to our ma­te­ri­als,” said Stacy Sch­lesinger, Santa Clarita Pub­lic Li­brary pub­lic re­la­tions and mar­ket­ing co­or­di­na­tor.

Ed­u­ca­tional ma­te­ri­als, in­clud­ing books, CDs, movies and on­line data­bases will be made read­ily avail­able for at­ten­dees to learn more about the sun, moon, stars and space.

While eclipses hap­pen about ev­ery six months some­where in the world, this one is spe­cial, ac­cord­ing to NASA. For the first time in al­most 40 years, the path of the moon’s shadow passes through the con­ti­nen­tal United States.

On the west coast, folks in North­ern Ore­gon will see

the most com­plete eclipse.

On Aug. 18, kinder­garten through 6th grade stu­dents are in­vited from 2 to 3 p.m. to learn about the so­lar eclipse while do­ing hands-on ac­tiv­i­ties that re­volve around the sun theme.

At­ten­dees will craft a pin­hole pro­jec­tor that will help them view the so­lar eclipse safely while learn­ing about the science be­hind what causes the eclipse.

Also, the chil­dren will be able to dec­o­rate cook­ies to round out the af­ter­noon.

The goal of the event is for chil­dren to be able

to learn, ac­cord­ing to Sch­lesinger.

“It is all about en­rich­ment ac­tiv­i­ties and learn­ing to­gether in a group,” Sch­lesinger said.

Sum­mer is a great time for com­mu­nity mem­bers to use the re­sources in Santa Clarita’s li­braries, Sch­lesinger said, es­pe­cially by host­ing these types of events in con­junc­tion with their sum­mer read­ing pro­gram.

“Al­ways, a li­brary’s pur­pose is to bring peo­ple in so they can be ex­posed to our ma­te­ri­als,” she said.

Par­tic­i­pants will meet in the li­brary’s com­mu­nity room for both events.

Space is lim­ited to the amount of sup­plies the li­brary has on hand.

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