Learn How to Enjoy an Eclipse
Apr. 1, 2017
For the first time in almost 30 years a solar eclipse will be visible from the United States. While news stations and TV personalities will be scrambling to tell people about the eclipse the day it happens, patrons of Orland Park Public Library will have a special opportunity on Thursday, July 27 at 7 p.m. to learn all about the coming solar event.
Michelle Nichols will present the facts of the event and what the bigger pictures is, in an hour and a half event outlining the how and why of solar eclipses. There will be approximately a 71 mile wide path stretching from Oregon to South Carolina on August 21 where a total eclipse will be viewed. From the Chicago area, where the library is, an 85 percent eclipse of the Sun, covered by the Moon, will be visible.
Patrons are encouraged to take advantage of the eclipse this time, as the next one will not be coming until 2024.
The Orland Park Public Library is located at 14921 Ravinia Avenue in Orland Park, IL 60462. Hours are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.