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What to Do in August before the Total Solar Eclipse

Columbia, SC– On Monday, August 21, Columbia, South Carolina is set to experience two minutes and 36 seconds of darkness in the middle of the afternoon. Because Columbia is the third largest US city on the center line of the “path of totality,” Richland Library wants to help you gear up for the total solar eclipse.

There are a number of free programs planned in the coming weeks to get the whole family excited about and interested in space exploration, including:

You can choose to take a journey through a book or documentary as well. There are plenty of out-of-this-world experiences available for all age groups, and our librarians have recommended the following titles:

Lastly, are you looking for solar glasses? They are a hot commodity. Get a free pair when you sign up for the 2017 Summer Learning Challenge. Richland Library also plans to hand out glasses the weekend before the total solar eclipse (August 19 & 20) at all of its locationswhile supplies last.

For questions, please contact Emily Stoll at 803-587-3637 or email estoll@richlandlibrary.com.
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