Enlightening and Inspiring Generations with Generations of Ideas

I would spend my free hours between library visits with my nose buried in a book, and at night, if it was past my bedtime, burrowed under the covers with a flashlight, reading.  It’s no wonder I decided at an early age that I wanted to become a writer.  To me, books were magic, and I wanted to be part o that magic.

Eileen Goudge
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.