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West Chicago Public Library District Joins NASA and other organizations in celebrating the Solar Eclipse
The West Chicago Public Library District is pleased to announce that it is joining more than 1,000 libraries across the country to participate in the celestial event of the century, the August 21, 2017 Solar Eclipse. During this national event, the shadow of the moon will sweep across the United States from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean in a spectacle that hasn’t occurred in decades. The rest of the U.S. and North America will see a partial eclipse, with the Moon covering up only part of the Sun. It is aptly named the Great American Eclipse.
The solar eclipse event takes place August 21, 2017. The West Chicago Public Library District will offer an event open to the public to bring STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) programming to children, teens, and adults in our community. For a listing of event activities, visit WCPLD on Facebook. The West Chicago Public Library District is open Monday – Thursday: 9am – 9pm, Friday and Saturday: 9am – 5pm and closed on Sundays between Memorial Day and Labor Day.
West Chicago Public Library District
118 W. Washington Street
West Chicago, IL 60185
Getting people interested in science can be a challenge, but this event will be a great opportunity for our community to celebrate science with fun, hands-on activities during the eclipse event on August 21, 2017.
The West Chicago Public Library has joined the STAR Library Education Network (STAR_Net) and its NASA@ My Library initiative. Partners include NASA, the American Library Association, and many other organizations. This project was made possible through support from the NASA Science Mission Directorate, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, Google, and the National Science Foundation.
For more information, contact Amanda Hanson, Youth Services Librarian for the West Chicago Public Library District, at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org or (630) 231-1552.