On August 21, the first total solar eclipse in 99 years will be seen across the continental United States.
Experts encourage folks to consider eye safety when experiencing the eclipse. Special-purpose solar filters are needed to protect the eye. Broward County is handing out free eclipse glasses during a number of programs celebrating the solar event. These programs are being held at libraries across the county.
-August 12 - Stargazing: Learn about the importance of the night sky in prehistoric times and the techniques archaeologists use to unlock their ancient mysteries, 12 to 1PM, South Regional/Broward College Library, 7300 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines, FL 33024, 954-201-8825
-August 12 - All About Solar Eclipses and New Forever Stamp Dedication to Commemorate Solar Eclipse 2017, free eclipse glasses to all attendees, 1 to 2PM, Main Library, 100 S Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-357-7444
-August 12 - Eclipse 2017 - How Big, Far, Hot, Old? 2 to 3:30PM, Margate Catharine Young Library, 5810 Park Drive, Margate, FL 33063, 954-357-7500
-August 17 - Eclipse 2017 - Big Sun, Small Moon? 6 to 7:30PM, Margate Catharine Young Library, 5810 Park Drive, Margate, FL 33063, 954-357-7500
August 19 - Pre-Solar Eclipse Celebration: Make an edible model of the sun, 1 to 2PM, African-American Research Library and Cultural Center
-August 20 - Pre-Solar Eclipse Party, 12 to 4PM, Stirling Road Library, 3151 Stirling Road, Hollywood, FL 33312, 954-357-7550
-August 21 - Solar Eclipse Special Event, 12:30 to 7:30PM, African-American Research Library & Cultural Center, 2650 Sistrunk Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311, 954-357-6282
-August 21 - Let's View the Solar Eclipse, 1 to 5PM, Main Library, 100 S Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-357-7444
-August 21 -Solar Eclipse: Watch NASA stream total eclipse of the sun from across the U.S., local observatory telescopes streams, view live partial eclipse of the sun outdoors with free eclipse glasses, arts and craft projects and more, 1 to 5PM, Southwest Regional Library, 16835 Sheridan St., Pembroke Pines, FL 33331, 954-357-6580
-August 21 - Solar Eclipse: Experience the fascinating real-life science behind an eclipse, 2 to 3PM, North Lauderdale Saraniero Library, 6901 Kimberly Blvd., North Lauderdale, FL 33068, 954-357-6660