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2024 Solar Eclipse Programming

A solar eclipse is coming to North America on Monday, April 8, 2024! Join us at one of our Eclipse Talks to learn more and pick up a pair of Solar Eclipse viewing glasses to use at our viewing party.

Solar Eclipse Viewing Party @ William Hall
Monday, April 8 | 3:00 - 4:30 PM

Grab the whole family and come watch the eclipse from the front lawn at William Hall! Bring chairs and blankets and find a spot to look up.

A free pair of eclipse viewing glasses will be available for those who attend this event, one per patron while supplies last. Bringing your own homemade viewers is also encouraged. We will have lawn games and eclipse-related activities that will be fun for all. 

This program is free and open to the public. Registration is not required, but you will receive email reminders about the event by registering. Use the form below or contact the library for assistance.

2:15 Eclipse Starts
3:30pm Maximum Viewing
4:38 Eclipse Ends

Full Eclipse Program Calendar (link opens in a new tab)

What will the eclipse look like in Cranston?

Total Solar Eclipse - April 8, 2024 (link opens in a new tab)
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