The Eclipse @ HCPL

One of the perks of living in the 21st century is that we know enough about how the solar system works that we do not need to worry much about the moon actually swallowing the sun during the upcoming solar eclipse. We can just sit back, strap on our certified safe eclipse-viewing glasses and enjoy the celestial show. In case you have not heard, on August 21, there will be a total solar eclipse visible from coast to coast. Here in the Houston area, we will not get the full monty, but it will still be pretty spectacular. It has been ninety-nine years since the last one. Several Harris County Public Library branches will be hosting viewing parties on Monday, August 21. Others have programs scheduled to get you ready for the big event. 

Eclipse viewing glasses: Thirteen HCPL branches have limited quantities of certified-safe glasses that will be distributed primarily for use during viewing programs at the library on the day of the eclipse, or to people who attend eclipse-themed programs at the branch prior to the eclipse. Because supplies are so limited, only one pair will be given per customer. We cannot provide classroom sets. 

Branches listed below that are marked with an asterisk are the only Harris County Public Library locations with eclipse-viewing glasses.

West University Branch Library 
Learn All About the Solar Eclipse
Aug. 10.
3 - 4 PM
School-age Children & tweens

Crosby Branch Library*
Solar Eclipse 2017
Aug. 11. 
2 - 3 PM
All ages

North Channel Branch Library*
Out of this World
Aug. 15
1:30 - 2:15 PM
Preschoolers

Atascocita Branch Library*
Teen Eclipse Party: Create an Eclipse T-shirt
Aug. 16.
3 - 5 PM.
Teens

LSC - Tomball Community Library*
Solar Eclipse Viewing
Aug. 21.
11 AM - 2:30 PM
All ages

Clear Lake City - County Freeman Branch Library*
Eclipse over Houston
Aug. 21.
12 - 2 PM.
All ages

Crosby Branch Library*
Eclipse Viewing Party
Aug. 21.
12 - 2 PM.
Adults

Galena Park Branch Library*
Eclipse Viewing Party, Sun-tracking & Chalk Art
Aug. 21. 
12 - 1 PM.
All ages

Stratford Branch Library*
Solar Eclipse Viewing Party
Aug. 21.
12 - 2 PM.
All ages

Fairbanks Branch Library*
Solar Eclipse Party
Aug. 21.
1 - 2 PM.
All ages

Katherine Tyra Branch Library at Bear Creek*
View the Solar Eclipse!
Aug. 21.
1 - 2:45 PM
All ages

La Porte Community Library*
Solar Eclipse Viewing Fun at the Library
Aug. 21.
1 - 1:30
All ages

Evelyn Meador Branch Library*
Katy Branch Library*

Finally, for all you stargazers and astro-nuts,

Coming soon NASA @ My Library