Celebrate the Solar Eclipse at the Berkshire Athenaeum

Head to the Berkshire Athenaeum for a range of solar eclipse themed-activities on Monday, Aug. 21 in celebration of the upcoming total solar eclipse.

The event, which will be held from 2-4 p.m., is courtesy of the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum. Activities include a ‘build-your-own’ pinhole camera for viewing the eclipse. The library will also provide 100 pairs of free certified safe shades for eclipse viewing on a first-come, first-served basis (one set per family).

Even though the “totality” – a 70-miles-wide area where the sun is completely blocked by the moon – will not pass over the Berkshires, the region will still experience a partial eclipse. Patrons at the library can gather to see the eclipse peak in Pittsfield at 2:43 p.m., when the moon obscures nearly 66 percent of the sun.

For more information, please call Alexander Geller, outreach librarian, at 413-499-9480.