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Solar Eclipse Events at the Library

You’ve all heard there is a solar eclipse on the way, arriving August 21.  A SCCLD library near you has scheduled fun, informative programs for the family over the next few weeks.  A sample of our many programs is listed below.  To see all of our eclipse events, go to and type eclipse into the search box.  There are story times, craft programs and lectures all centered on the eclipse.  Come and learn more about the eclipse at a fun library event.

See our page devoted to the eclipse at

Cupertino Library

2Eclipse360.jpgEclipse 2017: Watch the NASA Total Eclipse Live Feed at Cupertino Library

Monday, August 21, 2017 from 10am to 12pm, Story Room - Ground Floor

All are welcome to come and watch the NASA live streaming of the total solar eclipse. Stay for as long as you wish. No charge for admission.

Gilroy Library

All about the Solar Eclipse

Tuesday, August 08, 2017 from 7pm to 8pm, Community Room

Learn about the solar eclipse with Dr. Andy VanTuyl, meteorology instructor at Gavilan College. We will have free eclipse glasses for you to keep and view the eclipse safely.

Milpitas Library

All About the All-American Eclipse at Milpitas Library
Saturday, August 12, 2017, 2pm to 3:30pm, Auditorium

Fraknoi-(1).jpgFor the first time in 38 years, a total solar eclipse will be visible in the continental United States. Taking place Monday, August 21, 2017, the total eclipse will only be observable from the United States, and will be seen along a 60 mile wide path starting in Oregon and continuing to the southeast, ending in South Carolina. Santa Clara County residents will experience a 76% darkening of the sun on this day. 

In preparation for the solar eclipse, local teachers, astronomy enthusiasts, and the general public are invited to learn more about eclipses, what they are, how to safely view them, and why the August 2017 eclipse is so special. Dr. Andrew Fraknoi, astronomy professor at Foothill College, will lead the discussion followed by a question and answer period. Copies of his book, When the Sun Goes Dark, will be available for purchase and signing after the event.

View the All-American Solar Eclipse at Milpitas Library

Monday, August 21, 2017, 8am to 12pm, Parking Garage - Fourth Floor

Join us for a viewing of the All-American Eclipse, to be held on the fourth floor of our parking garage. The eclipse will start at 9am, and will end at 11:40. Solar eclipse viewing glasses will be given out for free, while supplies last. In the case of cloudy skies, we will live-stream the eclipse from our auditorium. 
Morgan Hill Library

NASA Presents: A Once in a Lifetime Event

Artboard-1Eclipse.jpgSaturday, August 19, 2017, 3pm to 4pm, Program Room

Join us as we learn about the spectacular solar eclipse  from NASA scientist Elizabeth Keller.  She will tell us what causes an eclipse, why this one is so special, and how to view it safely. All ages are welcome.

Saratoga Library

Backyard Stargazing and Solar Viewing

Tuesday, August 08, 2017, 7pm to 8pm, Community Room

Have you ever wondered what celestial objects you can see from your backyard in our light-polluted skies? NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador Eric Norris will explain what you can see, the types of telescopes and other viewing aids to use, and give some suggestions for your first objects. Eric will also discuss the upcoming solar eclipse and how you can safely view the sun.
Free eclipse solar glasses available at program while supplies last!


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