Eclipse 2024

As you may already know, we ARE located in the Path of Totality! We will have fun events before the eclipse and offer some eclipse-viewing glasses to give away. The libraries will be CLOSED on April 8, 2024.

How is it safe to view a total solar eclipse?

A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between the Earth and the Sun and thereby obscures the view of the Sun from a small part of the Earth, in totality. We are offering some programs that will create pinhole or indirect viewers but to view the total solar eclipse directly and safely, you will need to have American Astronomical Society-approved safe viewing glasses.

TMCPL and our branch in Pleasant Hill will offer limited eclipse glasses to attendees of the programs listed below.

 ► Beginning April 1, 2024, we will provide 2 pairs of eclipse glasses per adult at the Troy-Miami County Public Library and Oakes-Beitman Library in Pleasant Hill. Only available while supplies last.

Upcoming Solar Eclipse themed events at the libraries include:

Troy-Miami County Public Library:
March 7, 14, 21 - 11 a.m. • Thursday Stories - Space Story Times
March 13 - 4 p.m. • Wacky Wednesday - Moon Phases (please register)
March 14 - 6 p.m. • Author Visit - Dean Robbins (for all ages)
March 20 - 4 p.m. • Wacky Wednesdays - Rockets (please register)
April 1, 4-6 p.m. • Make Pinhole Solar Eclipse Viewers in the Children’s area
April 2-2 p.m. • Afternoon Book and Craft - Solar Eclipse Craft (please register)
April 2-3:30 p.m. • Teen Solar Eclipse BINGO (please register)

Oakes-Beitman Memorial Library in Pleasant Hill
March 4, 11, 28 - 10 a.m. • Monday Stories - Space Story Times
March 12- 3 p.m. • Terrific Tuesdays - Moon Phases
March 19 - 3 p.m. • Terrific Tuesdays - Rockets
April 8. 12 - 5 p.m. • Total Eclipse of the Park - FREE event sponsored by the Village at the soccer field in Pleasant Hill.

Maker Lab - Hobart Government Center
April 4, 3:30 p.m. • Cardboard Creations - indirect eclipse viewers