Elkhart Public Library kicks off partnership with NASA @ My Library

ELKHART, Ind. -- The Elkhart Public Library was one of just 75 libraries nationwide chosen to participate in NASA @ My Library because of its commitment to Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) education.

The ETHOS Science Center and Elkhart Community Schools will be partners in the programming.

The programs will focus on the sun, moon and life on Earth. The programs will begin this summer and run through October 2018.

“NASA @ My Library is an excellent opportunity for our Library to continue meeting two core goals: early literacy and lifelong learning,” said Allison McLean, who will administer grant activities as the head of Young People’s Services at Elkhart Public Library. “The grant gives us even more opportunities to get our community and our kids dreaming big about the world – and universe – in which they live.”

The first programs will focus on the August 21 solar eclipse.

Wednesday, July 12 – Eclipse 101: See the Star (6 p.m.), a program for adults to learn about the eclipse and receive viewing glasses.

Monday, Aug. 7 – Eclipse 101 for Kids: See the Star (4:30 p.m.), with activities for kids ages 5 and up.

Monday, Aug. 21 – Solar Eclipse Viewing Party all afternoon in downtown’s Central Park

Monday, Oct. 2 – Family Moon Night (6 p.m.), featuring displays of moon rocks and a spacesuit by ETHOS

All events are free. Aside from the community eclipse viewing, all programs will take placed at the downtown location, 300 S. Second St., Elkhart.

For complete information on Elkhart Public Library’s events, visit MyEPL.org.

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