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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

Celebrating Gardening & Gardeners

Posted to Off the Beaten Shelf on July 27, 2017 at 4:51 PM by Elizabeth Land

This May, the York County Library system is celebrating gardening. Warm weather has arrived for good, and if you haven’t already gotten your plants and seeds in the ground, there’s no time like the present. Our Live Well @ Your Library series has two gardening-themed sessions for adults this month:

Both programs will be presented by Master Gardener Bethany Beck. Join us to learn how gardening can help you soothe the soul this May. [Editor's Note: The date has passed for these programs, but look below for a selection of fiction books for all ages featuring gardening.]

For both garden-enthusiasts and the outdoor-disinclined, we’ve put together a list of different fiction that focuses on gardening or gardeners.

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