How to watch the solar eclipse in Elkhart at the library

When the sun disappears for a few brief moments on Monday, April 8, Elkhart Public Library locations will be watching it all happen.

The Cleveland, Dunlap and Downtown libraries are hosting activities and giving out viewing glasses.

From 1:30 to 4 p.m., Cleveland Branch hosts a watch party with snacks and activities. RSVP on our Facebook page.

From 2 to 4 p.m. Dunlap is hosting a watch party with snacks, a photo backdrop and a raffle. Bring a lawn chair or blanket to watch. RSVP on our Facebook page.

From 2 to 5 p.m. the Downtown library will have science and eclipse-themed activities available before, after and during the eclipse. They will also have viewing glasses available.

The eclipse reaches totality at 3:09 p.m. locally, according to NASA.

A live stream of NASA’s eclipse coverage will be available at all participating locations for more expert insight and in case of cloudy weather.

A limited number of solar eclipse glasses to safely watch the events unfold will be available at all three locations while supplies last.

Eclipse glasses will be available at all library locations, in limited quantities, beginning Thursday, April 4. The limit is two pairs per person.

Locally, the eclipse will cover 97 percent of the sun in the Elkhart area. The next total eclipse in the US is in 2044.