Santa Clarita, Calif. – The Santa Clarita Public Library invites residents to celebrate the upcoming total solar eclipse on Monday, August 21, 2017 with two free events at the Old Town Newhall Library located at 24500 Main Street.

On Friday, August 18, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., children grades kindergarten through six are invited to the Old Town Newhall Library to participate in an educational solar eclipse workshop that will include a pinhole projector craft-making session and cookie decorating.

A free viewing event will also be hosted on Monday, August 21, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Old Town Newhall Library Community Room.  Attendees will be able to view the solar eclipse by using pinhole projectors and safety glasses.  The library will also have educational resources and display materials for those interested in learning more about the sun, moon, stars and space.

NASA refers to the eclipse as a “total solar eclipse” because the moon will completely cover the sun and the sun’s tenuous atmosphere will be in view.  On Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America will be treated to this unique eclipse of the sun which is occurring for the first time in almost 40 years.

For more information on the Library’s solar eclipse events, please call the Santa Clarita Public Library at (661) 259-0750 or visit their website at

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