Medina library will host eclipse event on Monday afternoon

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 16 August 2017 at 4:28 pm

MEDINA – Lee-Whedon Memorial Library will host a viewing of the eclipse on Monday afternoon.

The library has 40 pairs of eclipse glasses and all have been claimed through a preregistration process.

“It’s a rare occurrence,” Catherine Cooper, library director, said about the eclipse. “There is no school and this is a chance to observe a natural phenomenon.”

Lee-Whedon will start its program at 1:30 p.m. on Monday.

“We are going to make Nebula Jars and Galaxy popcorn plus go over what the eclipse is and why we need special glasses before the eclipse reaches its maximum around 2:30,” said Kristine Mostyn, the library’s assistant director.

At 2:30 p.m., the group will go outside to observe the eclipse with their special glasses. (People shouldn’t look at the eclipse without the proper glasses or else they could injure their eyes.)

Nebula jars are sealed containers with water, paint, glitter, and cotton balls mixed together to look like a nebula. Galaxy popcorn is regular popcorn covered in candy melts in the colors of the sky with edible stars.

Monday will be the first total eclipse since 1979.

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