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Solar Eclipse 2017

Solar Eclipse 2017
Solar Eclipse Path Aug 21 2017
Activities taking place at your Jerseyville PL
  • When Aug 21, 2017 from 11:00 AM to 02:00 PM (US/Central / UTC-500)
  • Where Jerseyville Public Library - inside and out
  • Contact Phone 618.498.9514
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  • 11:00 a.m.--Festivities begin at JPL.  Youth activities include a "walk on the moon" bounce house, "play on the moon" sand pit, sun and moon tic, tac, toe, and a sun weaving craft.  We will also begin live streaming from NASA upstairs in our new meeting room.

  • 11:45 a.m.--Sack lunches from Jersey Community Hospital will be passed out.  You can choose from a turkey sandwich, chips, and cookie OR a turkey sandwich, pasta salad, and a piece of fruit; each lunch costs $2.50 and will include lemonade or tea.  To order a lunch, please call the Library @ 618.498.9514 or the Wellness Center @ 618.498.3500; deadline to order is Thursday, August 17 @ 9:00 p.m.

  • 12:30 p.m.--Lunch and Learn with Unit 100 JCHS teachers Julie Breden and Robin Downing.  Enjoy your sack lunch -- that you bought or brought from home -- in the Library's meeting room and learn about the eclipse from the teachers or take your lunch upstairs and view the live stream.

  • 1:10 p.m.--We'll begin passing out free eclipse viewing glasses in the Library parking lot.  Please bring yours if you've already received a pair from us or from another location as we have a limited supply.  After the eclipse has passed over, get a "sun or moon" snowcone!

During this time, we WILL NOT be doing regular library things like placing holds, checking in/out, internet, or handing out the wi-fi password as library staff will be busy helping with eclipse-related activities.  Thank you!