Enlightening and Inspiring Generations with Generations of Ideas

So three cheers for you and your library.  And for books and reading, too.  I don’t know about you, but I love books that can make me laugh and cry.  I love books that make me think and feel.  I love the simple act of reading a book.  It’s so private and solitary.  But if it’s a good book, it makes me feel less alone in the world.  And golly, that’s an awfully nice way to feel, isn’t it  All my best regards to you in LaSalle..

Kate Klise
to the LaSalle Public Library on the occasion of the Library's Centennial Celebration, 2007

Family Night: Hands-On Science--Make YOUR Pinhole Viewer!

Event Date: 
Jul 20 2017 - 6:00pm

This program requires registration and is limited to 30 children.

Join us for this "You're the Scientist" Family Night when we'll make our own Safety Pinhole Viewers so that we can observe the solar eclipse by watching the shadowed sun. Families should arrange to have an empty cereal box for each participating child. 

Using the viewer is one way to protect our eyes when viewing the truly awesome sky show. Instead of looking at the Sun, the viewer lets us look away from the Sun and watch the eclipse by watching the moon's shadow interrupt the Sun's light in the viewer. Especially for families with children age 6 and up. Children under the age of 8 must be accompained by a responsible adult.