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ECLIPSE EVENTS AT THE LIBRARY!
August 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
In anticipation of the upcoming solar eclipse, the Bartlesville Public Library is offering two fun and educational free programs for all ages.
On Tuesday, August 15th at 10:00, storyteller Fran Stallings will present “The Vanishing Sun: Eclipse Tales from Around the World.” Ms. Stallings and her British colleague Cassandra Wye, after a request from the Lunar and Planetary Institute, researched multi-cultural eclipse folktales that would engage a variety of audiences. The storytellers learned these stories from a variety of people and obtained their permission to tell the stories, sometimes traveling great distances to do so. Audio recordings of the stories are now available for free listening at http://www.lpi.usra.edu/education/explore/eclipse/. But you can hear Fran tell them live at the Bartlesville Public Library! This fun program, suitable for all ages, will include science demonstrations explaining how eclipses occur. Attendees can also get eclipse glasses (while supplies last!) for safely viewing the Sun when 90% of it vanishes at mid-day next Monday, August 21. Support for the eclipse stories was provided by the Institute for Science of Exploration Targets node of the Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute located at Southwest Research Institute. The Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) is operated by the Universities Space Research Association on behalf of NASA.