Monday, August 28, 2017

Eclipse 2017 Celebrations at Suffolk County Public Libraries

On Monday, August 21st, solar eclipse fever took hold of the general populace as solar glasses stocks were depleted and folks of all ages set out to find the best spot to watch the rare celestial phenomenon. Here in Suffolk County we weren't in the path of totality, but with 70% coverage we knew we were still in for a good show, and public libraries were ready to provide festive viewing experiences for their patrons. Check out all of the ways libraries were celebrating in the pictures below. We'll update this post with more submissions as they come in. Are you a librarian from a Suffolk County public library and you'd like your eclipse event pics added? Send us an email!

Jump to a library: Bay Port-Bluepoint :: Brentwood :: Comsewogue :: East Hampton :: Harborfields :: Hauppauge :: John Jermain :: Lindenhurst :: Longwood :: Mastics-Moriches-Shirley :: Middle Country :: Westhampton


Bay Port-Bluepoint Public Library

About 220 people attended this event, where BPBL repurposed their storywalk in the Blue Point Nature Preserve to feature solar eclipse facts and trivia - very cool! There were also activities and crafts that were displayed in the library afterwards.









Brentwood Public Library

What a crowd!!









Comsewogue Public Library





East Hampton Library



a picture of the eclipse taken through a pair of eclipse glasses!

Harborfields Public Library





Hauppauge Public Library











John Jermain Memorial Library

Almost TWO THOUSAND PEOPLE visited during their eclipse festivities!









picture of the day?




Lindenhurst Memorial Library






















Longwood Public Library

Over 150 people attended Longwood's festivities! They had a local earth science teacher present on the science of the celestial event and two scout leaders helping Boy Scouts and Venturers earn BSA "Solar Eclipse 2017" badges.







Mastics-Moriches-Shirley Community Library

Mastics-Moriches-Shirley had their eclipse event on FIRE ISLAND!! Let's pause and empathize with each other in our moment of communal jealousy.


















Middle Country Public Library






Westhampton Free Library

120 patrons turned out for Westhampton's Eclipse program, which featured a live stream of NASA as well as a lecture from science teacher Bob Mozer, who also tested out an experiment for NASA during the eclipse! There were also space crafts, a photo booth, and featured snacks Sun Chips and Moon Pies (YES!!).











the library staff (librarynauts? can we do that?) who ran the event!