Celebrate the Total Solar Eclipse

On April 8th a total solar eclipse will cross North America, passing over Mexico, the United States, and Canada. The last total solar eclipse visible in Ohio was in 1806.  A total solar eclipse occurs when the moon appears to totally obscure the Sun. Come celebrate this exciting event with the Tuscarawas County Public Library System during various prep and watch parties across our locations. 

  • Viewing the Spring Sky and the Eclipse at the Main Library on March 4th at 6:30 PM. Local astronomy enthusiast Terry Barnhill will talk about the spring sky and our different seasons. Terry will also discuss the upcoming Total Eclipse and how to view it.

  • Solar Eclipse on March 27th at 6:30 PM at the Main Library. Speaker Carl Quatraro will present on the solar eclipse. There will be free eclipse viewing glasses given out, while supplies last at the end of the program.

  • Total Eclipse on April 2nd at 4:00 PM at the Bolivar Branch. Grades 6-12 are invited to join us in learning about the upcoming Total Solar Eclipse and create your own eclipse viewer.  

  • Solar Eclipse Prep Party on April 6th at 2:00 PM at the Main Library. At this family event, we will be making bracelets with UV beads, cereal box indirect viewers, and having fun with a moon crater experiment.

  • Solar Eclipse Watch Party on April 8th at 2:30 PM at the Main Library. Bring your lawn chair and join us on the front lawn for the eclipse.

  • Eclipse Party on April 8th at 3:15 PM at the Strasburg Branch. Enjoy some snacks while we watch the eclipse together. Participants will receive glasses.

It is important to wear specialized eye protection designed for solar viewing if you would like to view the eclipse. In addition to the programs noted above where we will distribute glasses, all Tuscarawas County Public Library locations will have eclipse viewing glasses to hand out while supplies last during regular library hours on March 22nd. 

Please register for the events you would like to attend on the online event calendar. Registration may also be completed by calling the Main Library at 330-364-4474, the Bolivar Branch at 330-384-2720, or the Strasburg Branch at 330-878-5711.