Eclipse and Night Sky Programs

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On Saturday, October 14, 2023, a full annular solar eclipse -- also called a ring of fire -- will be visible along a narrow path from Oregon to Texas. In San Anselmo, we will see a partial eclipse of the Sun. Because some part of the Sun will be visible throughout the eclipse, it will be important to use safe-viewing strategies to protect your eyes. 

The San Anselmo Public Library has eclipse glasses for our community! Patrons can visit the library and pick up 2 eclipse glasses per family on a first-come, first-served basis starting September 21. 

Eclipse glasses provided by the STAR Library Education Network.

Join us for programs and events celebrating the stars, the moon, and the night sky.

PJ Storytime and sleepover

PJ Storytime and Stuffed Animal Sleepover
Tuesday, September 12
6pm, Children's Room

Enjoy star stories and leave your stuffy for a library sleepover. Email or call 415-258-4656 to sign up.

Cereal Box Eclipse Viewer

Crafternoon: Pinhole Viewer
Wednesday, September 20
3pm, Children's Room

Make your own pinhole viewer to safely see the eclipse in October! Email or call 415-258-4656 to sign up.

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Star Party at Memorial Park
Thursday, September 21
7-9pm, Memorial Park
Large Picnic Group Area

Check out the moon, stars, and planets with the library's newest addition to our collection: a Zhumell telescope. 

Take a sky tour of the constellations with a local astronomer from Marin Stargazers. We might even see Saturn towards the end of the party. Be sure to dress warm!

Weather permitting. We will hand out eclipse glasses to attendees.

moon image for craft night

Outer Space Craft Night
Tuesday, October 10
4pm, Library Reading Room

All ages are welcome to join us for a craft night featuring all things SPACE!

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Eclipse Viewing Party
Saturday, October 14
8:45am, Library Reading Room

Can't make it to the Annular Eclipse Path? We will live stream the eclipse in the library!