Science Fiction Books

Experience the Eclipse at the Keene Public Library

We are out of solar glasses to give out. But we did save some for our viewing party. Come watch the eclipse at the library. We'll have glasses to share and two filtered telescopes. 

On August 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse will cross the continental United States from Salem, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina. The last time a total eclipse crossed the United States from sea to sea was June 8, 1918. The 2017 eclipse in either total or partial phase can be seen by over 500 million people in North and South America, Europe, and Africa. In the U.S., millions will gather along a tiny ribbon less than 100 miles wide to see totality, the complete blocking out of the sun by the Moon which will reveal the solar corona. The rest of entire country, which includes Keene, N.H., will be able to see a partial eclipse, visible between 1:27 p.m. and 3:57 p.m. It is also truly an historic event and a wonderful opportunity to view one of nature's most stunning displays and a great opportunity for our community to celebrate science, with telescopes equipped with solar filters and eclipse safety glasses for attendees to share, fun, hands-on science and art projects, and multimedia activities at the Keene Public Library starting at 1 p.m. and continuing to 4 p.m. For more information about events, visit the library's web calendar at keenepubliclibrary.evanced.info/signup/calendar or contact Gail Zachariah at 603-352-0157.

Keene Public Library is located at 60 Winter Street. Our eclipse programs are free and open to the public. Library hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Summer Saturdays.

Keene Public Library has joined the STAR Library Education Network (STAR_Net) and its NASA@ My Library initiative, which are providing resources and STEM activities to libraries across the nation related to the eclipse. Partners include NASA, the American Library Association, and many other organizations. This project was made possible through support from the NASA Science Mission Directorate, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, Google, and the National Science Foundation.