Solar Eclipse 2024

Seal LogoOn Monday, April 8, 2024, a solar eclipse will move northeast through Oklahoma, Missouri, Ohio, New York, and Maine.  In RI we will experience a partial eclipse with 90% totality. In Warwick, RI the eclipse begins around 2:15 p.m. The next total eclipse to cross  the US will not be until August 12, 2045, so don’t miss this one!


Solar Eclipse Glasses

We have a limited supply of glasses. You will receive only 1 pair of glasses when you attend a program, but you may attend as many programs as you would like.   Programs will happen even if we run out of glasses.


Solar Eclipse Events at the Central Library

The library will be hosting lots of events for the Solar Eclipse!  Click below to learn more.

Thursday, Feb 1 - Sunday, March 31st - Beanstack Online Reading Challenge

Monday, Feb 5 - Grades 6 and up - Book Club Chat at 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb 6 - Grades 2 & 3 - Book Club Chat at 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb 7 - Grades 4 & 5 - Book Club Chat at 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb 20 -  Families with kids 5+ - The Giant Room Workshop, Let’s Create a Spark about Space at 2:00p.m.

Wednesday, Feb 21 - Grades 6 and up - Escape From Chronotron Labs: An Escape Room for Teens in the Idea Studio at 2:30 p.m.

Thursday, Feb 22 - For ages 5+ - PBS Kid Educator Workshop at 2:00 p.m.

Saturday, Feb 24 - Movie Morning “Kids Choice Online Vote” with a snack at 10:00 a.m.

Thursday, Feb 29 - Grades K–3 - Solar Eclipse Exploration at 3:30 p.m.

Friday, March 1 through Monday, April 1 - The Peeps Diorama S.T.E.M. Edition Contest.  Please see Peeps flyer in the library for more information

Saturday, March 9 - Ages 8+ - See the 2017 Solar Eclipse with Virtual Reality Glasses. Drop in from 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Thursday, March 21 - Café Trivia - Adults come test your knowledge of the UNIVERSE for fun in the Large Meeting Room at 6:00 p.m.  Feel free to bring snacks!

Monday, March 25 - Saturday, April 6 - Building Wide Scavenger Hunt. Participate when we are open.

Wednesday, March 27 - Who Swallowed the Sun? A Guide to the Eclipse - Large Meeting Room Presentation at 7:00 p.m.


Activities at the Branches

Apponaug Branch, Conimicut Branch, and Norwood Branch will each host space related crafting for kids from March 25 through April 6.

Stop by to see what you can make.