Total Solar Eclipse

  1. Solar Viewing Glasses
  2. Planning for Eclipse

The Leander Public Library has received a limited supply of solar viewing glasses from the Space Science Institute, through its Solar Eclipse Activities for Libraries (SEAL) program. 

We are distributing the solar viewing glasses only through specific library programming (listed below) leading up to the eclipse. That means patrons will need to attend one of the designated programs to receive a pair of solar viewing glasses from the library, limited to 1 pair of glasses per household with the exception of the March Reading Program and the Spring Break Art Contest.

Note: Glasses are passed out at the end of programs and are only available while supplies last. Glasses cannot be reserved, put on hold, or picked up at the front desk.

Programs 

March Reading Challenge (Kids)

March 1-March 30, 2024

Join our one-month reading challenge for kids, where each reading challenge completed allows them to color in boxes on their Texas-shaped reading tracker. Once the entire state is vibrant with literary triumphs, they can trade it in for a pair of solar eclipse glasses! Limit 1 pair of solar viewing glasses per participant and available while supplies last.

Visit our Youth Services desk to sign up and get started!

Spring Break Art Contest (Kids and Teens)

March 11-15, 2024

Join our Spring Break Art Contest for kids and teens where every brush stroke earns you a chance to gaze at the skies—contest participants will receive a pair of solar viewing glasses. Only one entry per person. Limit 1 pair of glasses per participant and available while supplies last. 

Art work must be summitted in person at the Youth Services desk between March 11 at 10:00 a.m. and March 15 at 5 p.m. 

Eclipse Fair (All Ages)

March 13 @ 4-5:30PM

Come to this family-friendly event designed to celebrate the wonder of eclipses with hands-on activities, creative crafts, and enlightening demonstrations. Attend this event to receive a pair of solar viewing glasses. Limit to 1 pair of glasses per household and available while supplies last.

Senior Science (Ages 65+ and caregivers)

March 20 @ 1-2:30PM

Specially designed for our senior community. Join us for an unforgettable afternoon of learning about the science behind total solar eclipses, their cultural significance, and how to observe them safely through interactive activities. Limit to 1 pair of glasses per household and available while supplies last. 

Eclipse Book Club (Ages 18+)

April 3, 2024 @ 1-2PM

In this special book club, discuss Neil DeGrasse Tyson’s new book To Infinity and Beyond and receive a pair of solar glasses. Limit 1 pair of glasses per household and available while supplies last. No registration required.

Skype a Scientist (Kids and Teens)

April 4, 2024 @ 4-5PM

Join us for an intergalactic adventure as we Skype with a scientist exploring exoplanet atmospheres and the quest for life beyond Earth, all while giving YOU the chance to ask questions that unlock the secrets of space! Attend this event to receive a pair of solar viewing glasses. Limit to 1 pair of glasses per household and available while supplies last.

All regular library programs during the week of April 1-6.

Please consult our online calendar for a list of these programs and descriptions. March and April events will be posted mid-February.