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Aug 02

Library News: Solar Eclipse Viewing Party & Resources

Posted to Off the Beaten Shelf on August 2, 2017 at 1:47 PM by Elizabeth Land

Book cover for American EclipseOn Monday, August 21, 2017, a total eclipse of the Sun will be visible across the continental US for the first time since 1918. Every state will see at least 60% of the Sun covered by the Moon. People on a narrow path from Oregon to South Carolina will see a total eclipse, with the Moon briefly covering the Sun and day turning into night.

Special eclipse glasses or indirect viewing techniques are needed to look at the Sun safely during an eclipse. (Sun glasses are not acceptable.) Thanks to the generosity of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, free eclipse glasses will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis, while supplies last, beginning August 1 at the Tabb Library Youth Services desk. A library card is not needed to receive glasses, but there is a limit of one pair of glasses per household member. An adult can pick up glasses for their household at the Tabb Youth Services desk (no phone requests). Learn more about eclipse glasses on our Library News & Information page. For more information on the eclipse, visit NASA's Eclipse website or continue reading for library resources related to the eclipse.

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Jul 27

Library News: Science Fun at the Yorktown Library

Posted to Off the Beaten Shelf on July 27, 2017 at 4:04 PM by JoAnn Mewborn

Looking for a little science fun for your kids this weekend? The Yorktown Library has you covered! We're calling all 9- through 13-year-olds to join us as we discover the secrets behind rockets. Participants get to build and launch their own rockets! [Editor's Note: The date for this event has passed, but see below for plenty of library resources about rockets.]

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The event will be held from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 6, at the Yorktown Library. Register online by visiting the Event Calendar on the library website.

Are you looking for more information on rockets? Check out our resource list below to see everything the library has to offer on this exciting subject.

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Jul 27

Library News: Identity Theft Seminar and Resources

Posted to Off the Beaten Shelf on July 27, 2017 at 11:02 AM by Elizabeth Land

It's unfortunately in the news almost every day: A scam led to a person's loss of identity and money. But you don't have to live in fear that you will be the next victim. Join a York-Poquoson Sheriff's Deputy to learn about recent scams and how you can safeguard your identity and money. [Editor's Note: These events have passed, but look below for more resources on safeguarding your identity.]

The library hosted Safeguard Your Identity workshops in April 2017.

The first seminar will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 15, in the Tabb Meeting Room. A repeat seminar will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, April 25, in the Yorktown Meeting Room. To register for either event, visit the online event calendar or call 890-5120 (Tabb) or 890-5207 (Yorktown).

Whether you can make the program or not, the York County Public Library has a number of books in its collection that can help you prevent — or recover from — identity theft. Check out our list below for some great titles to get you started.

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