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View the Solar Eclipse on the Library Lawn


For the first time in almost 40 years, a total eclipse of the sun will be visible in the continental United States in a narrow band stretching from Oregon to South Carolina—while within Park Ridge, about 87% of the sun will disappear. It has been even longer for Illinois, where the last total eclipse was 148 years ago on August 1, 1869.

Within Park Ridge, the partial eclipse begins at 11:53 a.m., reaches its maximum at 1:19 p.m. and ends at 2:42 p.m.

Due to popular demand, we are out of viewing glasses. Check out the National Science Foundation's page for additional information on companies that make certified eclipse glasses and places to purchase them. 

Celestial Storytime 1:00 – 1:30 p.m.

We invite children of all ages and their caregivers to a special storytime celebrating the sun, moon and sky. We will discuss safe viewing strategies, distribute certified eye protection and go outside together to view the partial eclipse! Drop in.             


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