Solar Eclipse!

If we’re lucky and the weather permits, everyone in the U.S., as well as parts of Mexico, Canada, and Europe, will get to see a partial solar eclipse. The path of totality cuts right through the country, from landfall on the coast of Oregon in the morning till departure  on the coast of South Carolina in the early afternoon. If you’d like to know exactly when the partial eclipse will hit Armonk (or wherever you happen to be on the 21st!), this handy link will tell you.

Interactive eclipse map

Right here in Westchester, several libraries are hosting eclipse programs. Here’s a handy link provided by Cheryl Berent. It shows you how to make a pinhole camera so you can view the eclipse safely.

Pinhole Camera

Of course, you can also buy special glasses for eclipse viewing. Not all glasses for sale are safe. Here’s a link that can help you get safe ones.

Safe glasses: a link from NASA

Please note: not all libraries have eclipse glasses. Here is a list of those who do. The glasses are for those attending the eclipse events at those libraries; please call them to inquire or register.

The Rye free reading room

The Chappaqua Public Library

One last link from Cheryl; how to watch the eclipse online if you’re stuck inside!

Watching online

And, of course, we’ve got books and media for you to enjoy as well! A few are listed below the cut.

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It’s National Book Day!

Yes, really! There is such a thing. Click on the picture below to read a story about it. cropped-cropped-download-1.jpg

Of course, if you’re looking for something to read, whether fiction or nonfiction, brand-new or classic, we can help! We’ve got lots of books for readers of all ages, and e-books and audiobooks, too. Just browse through this blog for some suggestions. Try the tag “reading”, and you’ll find lots of books my colleagues and I enjoyed. I’m going to list just a couple of new ones here, too (you can find this first one in the system, and don’t forget all our wonderful e-book databases!)

every morning

By the author of the bestselling “A Man Called Ove”, this is the story of a grandfather, a son, a grandson, and a family’s struggle with Alzheimer’s. Touching and beautifully written.  Continue reading “It’s National Book Day!”