Wellington County Library offering programs about solar eclipse

WELLINGTON COUNTY – On April 8 in the north Wellington region, 97% of the sun will be hidden by the eclipse by 3:18pm.  

The Wellington County Library branches in Harriston, Arthur, Clifford, Drayton, Mount Forest and Palmerston will be offering programs for kids interested in learning more about the celestial event, as well as other local businesses.

The Harriston and Mount Forest branches will be hosting an “Inspiration Lab: Solar Eclipse Projector.” 

The event will be held on April 4 in Harriston from 3:45 to 4:45pm for all ages, and on April 8, Mount Forest will be doing the same for kids and tweens from 10:30 to 11:30am.

This simple project will allow you to safely view the solar eclipse happening in the afternoon on April 8. Space is limited, register at wellington.libnet.info/events.

The Harriston Branch will also be holding an “Author Spotlight” with Paula J. Johnson for adults on April 2 from 2-3pm. This event can also be found at the library’s website for registration.

The Clifford Branch asks those of all ages to join on April 3 from 6 to 7pm for “cozy gaming.”

The event will have participants immersed in the cozy gaming phenomenon with a mixture of handheld video games and board games designed, for relaxation. 

The Arthur Branch will be hosting a “PA Day: Creativity Central” for all ages on April 8 from 11am until noon.

The Drayton Branch will host “PAWS 4 Stories” for kids and tweens on April 8 from 10:30am to 12:30pm.

Readers are encouraged to build new skills and gain confidence by reading aloud to a certified therapy dog. It is asked that you register to be contacted by your branch to book your time slot for the program.

The Palmerston Branch will be holding a PA Day Program with X-Box Racing for kids on April 8 from 1:30 to 2:30pm.

No school? No problem. The Palmerston Branch will have parents and children covered by turning on its X-Box consoles to have a friendly racing tournament. Registration is required as space is limited. 

Other programs and events in April include Craft and Create: Mirrorball Paint Night (Tweens, Teens and Adults) on April 10, 6 to 7pm; and Adult Classic Games Night April 10 from 6 to 7:30pm.

More information available at wellington.libnet.info/events.