— SECURITY PUBLIC LIBRARY has joined more than 1,700 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 to Atlantic Oceans in a spectacle that hasn't occurred since 1918! 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.
Security Public Library will offer a range of public programs to bring the excitement of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) to children, teens, and adults, including an art contest for all ages, cookie decorating, and making a pin-hole projector. For a full schedule of events, click HERE or contact the library at 390-3195. Events added regularly.
“We are proud that Security Public Library will participate in this national program,” said Library Director Susan Garrett. “We have partnered with local schools and Widefield Parks and Recreation 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.”
Security Public Library is located at 715 Aspen Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80911. Our eclipse programs are free and open to the public during library hours, MO-TH 10am-8pm, FR&SA 9am-5pm
Security Public Library has joined the STAR Library Education Network (STAR_Net) and its NASA@ My Library project, which are providing resources and STEM activities to libraries across the nation related to the eclipse. Partners include NASA, the American Library Association, the Girl Scouts, the SETI Institute and many other organizations. This project was made possible through support from the NASA Science Mission Directorate and the National Science Foundation.