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All Anderson Library Branches to Host Eclipse Events

The Anderson County Library System will be celebrating the solar eclipse at all of its libraries Aug. 21 from 1-3 p.m.  The "Extraterrestrial Eclipse Events" will feature snacks and activities, including decorating Eclipse Rocks.  

After traversing the United States from Oregon in just 94 minutes, the eclipse will leave the United States at South Carolina. The state is a significant destination because it will be the nearest spot within the path of totality for at least 100 million Americans on the southern East Coast and Florida.  The last total solar eclipse over South Carolina was visible only from the coastal region in 1970. And while a lunar eclipse will be visible in early 2019, the next time a total solar eclipse will be visible from the area is 2078.

Because of the influx of visitors and scarcity of the event, safety glasses are in high demand. All libraries in the Anderson County Library System, including the Bookmobile, will have a limited number of glasses to hand out starting at 12:45 p.m. the Monday afternoon of the event.  While the library anticipates having plenty, they will be distributed on a first come, first served basis, one pair per person.  Glasses have been provided by the Space Science Institute’s National Center for Interactive Learning (NCIL) in collaboration with the American Library Association, the Lunar and Planetary Institute, and the Afterschool Alliance.  The Anderson County Library is not responsible for any harm due to misuse of solar glasses during eclipse. No reservations will be taken. 

This event is supported by WAND 107.7 fm radio, which will be at the program at the main Anderson Library, with giveaways and country music.  

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