Solar Eclipse Activities for Libraries

Two solar eclipses are coming to North America – an Annular Eclipse on October 14, 2023 and a Total Solar Eclipse on April 8, 2024. Thanks to a grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and a supplement to the NASA @ My Library Project, the Space Science Institute’s STAR Net team is providing solar viewing glasses to public libraries. To receive your solar viewing glasses, while supplies last, you must attend a program presented by Orange County Library System related to the upcoming eclipses.

Solar eclipse programs are listed below.

Featured Upcoming Events

Sorting Games: How Big? How Far? How Hot?

Part of Our Eclipse Celebrations

Registration Required
Saturday March 2 2:00pm

South Trail Branch (Meeting Room 2)

Event Categories: Science & Math

Discover more about our place in space! Introduce your child to concepts such as size, distance, and temperature. Recommended for adults and families with children ages 5 and up.

Learn more>

Sun Cookies

Part of Our Eclipse Celebrations

Registration Required
Tuesday March 5 5:00pm

Washington Park Branch (Washington Park - Children's Area)

Event Categories: Arts & Crafting; Cooking & Food; Science & Math

Create a model of the Sun that you can eat! Use candy pieces and a cookie to make a delicious treat alongside a fun craft. All ages welcome!

Learn more>

Book to Film Series

Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

No Registration Required
Thursday March 7 11:00am

Orlando Public Library (Albertson Room)

Event Categories: Music, Movies, Live Performances

This series focuses on books that have been made into movies. For the month of March, this series is part of our Eclipse Celebrations. You will receive Solar Viewing Glasses at this event.

Learn more>

Cuisine Corner Junior: Sun Pizza

Part of Our Eclipse Celebrations

Registration Required
Thursday March 7 3:30pm

Orlando Public Library (Papa Bear)

Event Categories: Cooking & Food; Science & Math

Create a model of the Sun that you can eat! We will pick, cut, and arrange toppings to make a tasty pizza. Recommended for upper elementary, tweens and teens.

Learn more>

Design Your Own Solar Cupcakes

Part of Our Eclipse Celebrations

Registration Required
Saturday March 9 2:00pm

Chickasaw Branch (Chickasaw - Stage)

Event Categories: Science & Math

Decorate your own cupcake inspired by the Sun! Explore aspects of the Sun and solar activity by modeling them as solar cupcakes. Recommended for adults and families with children ages 5 and up.

Learn more>
Featured Classes & Events >