Eclipse Day-Children and Families
Grades 1 to 5
(Siblings and Family Welcome)
Registration Preferred for the Eye on the Sky Series
Monday, August 21st from 1 pm to 5:00 pm. SOLAR ECLIPSE DAY! Make Sun Cookies, stories and more. Enjoy a family movie that involves an eclipse, view the solar eclipse outdoors with our special solar eclipse viewing glasses provided by NASA@ My Library. Feel free to bring lawn chairs and blankets to use outside.
1:00 pm-Join us outside in the library backyard (adjacent to Ferri Middle School) to recreate the phases of the eclipse with Oreo-like cookies and enjoy an orange drink like the one used by early NASA manned space flights. In 1962, when Mercury astronaut John Glenn conducted eating experiments in orbit, this orange drink was selected for the menu. Enjoy this and a story as the moon begins to move between the sun and the earth creating partial darkness and view it with the specially provided eclipse glasses. Even if weather is cloudy, you will experience and be aware of the partial darkness occurring but maybe not the amazing effects visible during perfect weather. Upon the end of this remarkable phenomenon, we will move inside where there will be other activities.
3:30 pm-The Wild Thornberrys, The Movie (2002)-World-traveling documentary filmmakers Nigel and Marianne Thornberry have come with their family to Africa to record an amazing elephant migration. Legend says that during a solar eclipse, thousands of elephants emerge from the forest to watch in a hidden valley deep inside the Congo. Rated PG. 125 Minutes. Crafts following the movie.