Come to Free Solar Eclipse Events at Select Library Locations

Written by Maggie Killman, Lifelong Learning Manager, Downtown Main Library and Joe Armstrong, Content Specialist, Downtown Main Library

A total solar eclipse is coming to Ohio on Monday, April 8, from 1:52-4:24 p.m. For this eclipse, most of Hamilton County – and our 41 library locations – will be in 99% totality.

If you’re looking for the perfect eclipse viewing spot, look no further: your Harrison Branch Library will be experiencing 100% totality around 3:09 p.m.

Plan your visit to view the eclipse at any of our 41 library locations and search all the free, upcoming eclipse-related events.

A Shared Solar Experience

CHPL is excited to celebrate this widely anticipated natural event in Hamilton County with all our residents! Library locations will be hosting out-of-this-world events leading up to the eclipse as well as hosting eclipse events you won’t want to miss!

View all free eclipse events on our website.

Stare in Safety with Free Eclipse Glasses

STAR Net, opens a new window is furnishing public libraries with eclipse glasses for public use. Attend a library eclipse viewing event on April 8 to use a pair of eclipse glasses, while supplies last. Eclipse glasses are available for use only at the library eclipse viewing events. No free eclipse glasses will be available prior to April 8.

If you’d like to purchase your own eclipse glasses, check out this collection of suppliers of safe solar viewers, opens a new window.

Be sure to stay safe, even when using your glasses! Review these safe viewing tips, opens a new window from the American Astronomical Society.

Attend one of the many eclipse-related events happening across CHPL and keep looking up by borrowing a telescope (not available on April 8) at select library locations.