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Libraries hosting watch parties for today’s eclipse

| April 8, 2024

TUSCARAWAS CO. (WJER) (April 8, 2024) – The Tuscarawas County Public Library in New Philadelphia is one of the locations anticipating a crowd for the eclipse this afternoon.

Public relations associate Marisa Bleininger says they’re inviting families to join them out on the front lawn at 2:30 p.m.

“It’s an exciting event, it’s something that doesn’t happen too often,” she said. “We wanted to celebrate that going on and get involved with our community there.”

Bleininger says they have been counting down to this for a while.

There was an eclipse event for elementary kids at the Bolivar branch last week and there was a prep party at the main location Saturday.  And she says libraries have been distributing the solar glasses for months.

“They have been pretty popular,” said Bleininger. “Our main, our Strasburg, and I believe our Bolivar branches have all already run out.”

Bleininger says there’s also a free watch event at the library’s Strasburg branch at 2:45 p.m. this afternoon with snacks and still some glasses held back for participants.

Today’s eclipse for the Dover area is expected to begin around 1:58 pm, peak at 3:15 pm, and end at 4:28 pm.

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