Here is an awesome, short video from NASA that shows how to make a pinhole viewer using a cereal box, aluminum foil, tape, and piece of paper. It allows for outside viewing, but you look down inside the box instead of up at the sun.
Thursday, Friday and Saturday (8/17 – 8/19) 10:30 – 4:00 pm. Please accept our apologies for the odd hours this week. Thankfully, our library is getting a brand new roof!
Come to the Coalfield Public Library and witness the 2017 total eclipse of the Sun!
Monday, August 21 at 1 PM – 3 PM
Duration of Totality: 2m 3s
Partial phase start: 1:03:31 PM (EDT)
Totality Start: 2:32:14 PM (EDT)
What to bring
Bring food, water, eclipse eye protection (we will have 48 pair available while supplies last), sunscreen, chair/blanket and a hat.
According to NASA. “The only safe way to look directly at the uneclipsed or partially eclipsed Sun is through special-purpose solar filters, such as ‘eclipse glasses’ or hand-held solar viewers. Homemade filters or ordinary sunglasses, even very dark ones, are not safe for looking at the Sun. Eclipse viewers should meet ISO 12312-2 international standard.”
Please read NASA’s safety information for eclipse viewing:
Hosted by Coalfield Public Library
Monday, July 31 at 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Youth of all ages are invited to build LEGO masterpieces. All LEGOs are provided by the library. At the end of the Club, creations will be put on display in the library. DUPLO blocks will be available for our youngest patrons. Children 9 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
For more information, please contact the Coalfield Public Library at 865-435-4275.
🕣⚠ Important Notice! ⚠🕣
Opening early and closing early this week. Hours are Monday – Thursday 8:30 – 3:00pm (lunch break from 11:30 – 12:30pm).
Special hours Monday, 6/12/17
2:30 pm – 8:00 pm with local author and speaker at 6:30 pm!
Please come and show your support.