How to Make a Pinhole Projector to View the Solar Eclipse

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.

Total Solar Eclipse 2017 – On Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America will be treated to an…
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Library Hours

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!library_hours

Solar Eclipse Viewing

DocumentCome 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.

Safety

Eclipse Shades
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:
https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/safety

LEGO Club 7/31/17

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Lego Club

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.

Closed Memorial Day

The library will be closed for Memorial Day on May 29. We will reopen at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, May 30.

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