ARTISTS’ RECEPTION AT SLOCUMB GALLERIES
A reception will be held on Thursday, August 17, 2017 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm for the exhibit entitled “Home & Family”, on display at the Slocumb Galleries located in the Department of Art & Design at East Tennessee State University. Artful Aging workshop participants created these original black and white photographs in 8 weeks of study with Katie Sheffield, ETSU Visual Resources Curator, using film-based darkroom developing and printing techniques.
The reception is open to the public and refreshments will be served. Visitors will have the opportunity to meet the photographers and learn more about their experiences in this unique arts education opportunity, which brings adults 55 and up together with professional teaching artists.
Solar Eclipse Events at the Library
*Update* We have given away our limited supply of eclipse glasses. We will have some available on August 17 at the pre-eclipse event (see below for more details) and on August 21 for the viewing in front of the library. You can also join us on August 17 to learn how to make your own pinhole viewers.
On August 17 at 6:00 p.m., the public is invited to the Jones Meeting Room for a pre-eclipse event. Dr. Rico Ignace from the Department of Physics & Astronomy at East Tennessee State University will explain how and why solar eclipses occur and go over the proper way to view an eclipse safely. Library staff will assist patrons in making their own pinhole viewers out of every day materials for safe eclipse viewing. A limited number of eclipse glasses will be handed out to the attendees of this program on a first-come, first-serve basis.
On August 21, the public is invited to gather at the library to view the solar eclipse. The library will stream NASA’s live feed coverage of the eclipse as it makes its way across the country. The terraced lawn across the street from the library will serve as a viewing area, and a limited number of eclipse glasses will be distributed to those who need them on a first-come, first-serve basis beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Each of these programs is free and open to the public. For more information about these free programs or other Youth Services programs, please call 423-434-4458.
If you aren’t able to join us for our Eclipse Talk with Dr. Rico Ignace on August 17th at 6:00 pm or the Eclipse Event on August 21st on 1:30 pm, we want to make sure that you are still able to find certified safe eclipse glasses! Click here to find a list of reputable sources for solar eclipse glasses. Find directions on NASA’s eclipse website for ways to make your own eclipse viewer.
We have activities and events planned for all ages at our library! Click on the link to download our program guide for the month of August.
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