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The Great American Eclipse at Parrott-Wood Memorial Library

Event Dates and Times

8/7/2017
8/14/2017
Parrott-Wood Memorial Library
PARROTT-WOOD MEMORIAL LIBRARY JOINS NASA AND OTHER ORGANIZATIONS IN CELEBRATING THE CELESTIAL EVENT OF THE CENTURY

STRAWBERRY PLAINS, TN — PARROTT-WOOD MEMORIAL LIBRARY has joined more than 1,000 libraries across the country to participate in the celestial event of the century, the August 21, 2017 Solar Eclipse. During this national event, the shadow of the moon will sweep across the United States in a narrow band from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean in a spectacle that hasn't occurred in decades. In fact, the last total solar eclipse for the United States was nearly 40 years ago. The rest of the U.S. and North America will see a partial eclipse, with the Moon covering up only part of the Sun. It is aptly named the Great American Eclipse.

This will be a great opportunity for our community to celebrate science, with fun, hands-on and multimedia activities, culminating in the eclipse event on August 21, 2017.

PARROTT-WOOD MEMORIAL LIBRARY will offer a range of public programs to bring the excitement of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) to children, teens and adults. Great American Eclipse at Parrott-Wood Memorial Library. For a full schedule of event, visit www.jcpls.org click on Parrott-Wood location to view our event page or contact 865-933-1311, dphillips@jcpls.org.

“We are proud that PARROTT-WOOD MEMORIAL will participate in this national program,” said Donna Phillips, Director. “We have partnered with Friends of the Parrott-Wood Memorial Library to help our community prepare for this amazing astronomy event. We think people of all ages and backgrounds will find the solar eclipse to be an experience they will remember the rest of their lives.”

PARROTT-WOOD MEMORIAL LIBRARY is located at 3133 W. OLD ANDREW JOHNSON HIGHWAY, STRAWBERRY PLAINS, TN 37871. These solar eclipse programs are for the young and very old. Please join us for our pre-solar eclipse programs on August 7th & 14th at 4:30. The public is invited to join us on August 21st at 1:30 pm. We will be having a Great American Eclipse Party. The first 200 people will receive a free pair of Solar Eclipse glasses for safe viewing.

Parrott-Wood Memorial Library has joined the STAR Library Education Network (STAR_Net) and its NASA@ My Library initiative, which are providing resources and STEM activities to libraries across the nation related to the eclipse. Partners include NASA, the American Library Association, and many other organizations. This project was made possible through support from the NASA Science Mission Directorate, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, Google, and the National Science Foundation.

Donna Phillips, Director