by Heather McWilliams, Smithfield Branch Library
The Smithfield Branch Library will be having a full week of crafts and activities leading up to the solar eclipse. Our events will begin Monday, August 14, with free eclipse glasses. We will be giving them out on a first come, first serve basis, one per patron. We will have a craft every afternoon at 4:00 pm. Our schedule is as follows:
Monday, August 14 – Galactic Coasters
Tuesday, August 15 – Moonrocks
Wednesday, August 16 – Galaxy Jars
Thursday, August 17 – Cosmic Space Dough
Friday, August 18 – Galaxy Slime
Our main event will take place on Monday, August 21. We will be having an eclipse viewing party from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. This schedule is following the eclipse and how long it will be visible in the Birmingham area. We will have free eclipse glasses, games, crafts, trivia, and snacks for all ages. Before the eclipse, we will have space bingo, Saturn ring toss, eclipse trivia, and we will be talking about safely viewing the eclipse. Everyone is welcome to participate! Birmingham’s best view of the total eclipse will be around 1:30 p.m. Bring a chair and be ready for an out of this world experience!
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