Fargo Public Library To Host Solar Eclipse Events Aug. 14 And 21

The Fargo Public Library will host two eclipse-related events for area youngsters.

Children and their families are invited to attend a science presentation about the upcoming celestial occurrence Monday, Aug. 14, at 2 p.m. at the downtown Main Library. Juan Cabanela, professor of physics and astronomy at Minnesota State University Moorhead, will explain the causes of solar eclipses and will explain how to safely view this stunning event. Join us and learn about the solar eclipse that is the first to be partly visible from all 50 states since 1776. This event is open to all ages. No registration is required and all materials will be provided. Call Cindy M. at 701.241.1495 for details.

A Solar Eclipse Viewing Party is planned Monday, Aug. 21, starting at 10 a.m. at the Dr. James Carlson Library. The library will join more than 2,000 libraries across the country to participate in the viewing of the solar eclipse. Kids of all ages are invited to attend and celebrate with snacks, crafts and other related activities while waiting for the moment of the eclipse. Our part of the country will experience a partial eclipse. Safe viewing glasses, provided by the STAR Library Education Network and its NASA @ My Library project, will be available while supplies last. No pre-registration is required to attend. The party will be held rain or (partial) sunshine. For details, contact the Children’s Services Department at 701.241.1495.

Fargo Public Library events are free and open to the public. Children age 9 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. For more information about the Fargo Public Library and a complete list of upcoming events, call 701.241.1472 or visit the library’s website, http://fargond.gov/city-government/departments/library.