Check It Out: Eclipse party to cover the basics of astronomy – The Advocate

On Monday, the Slidell Branch of the St. Tammany Parish Library will be the place to be for astronomy lovers of all ages with a solar eclipse viewing party from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and a virtual trip through the galaxy at Armchair Astronomy at 6 p.m.

The viewing party will be held in the Herb Garden of the Slidell branch, 555 Robert Blvd., and will include crafts and an astronomy presentation before the eclipse begins. Eclipse glasses will be handed out for safe viewing. Participants should bring blankets and chairs to enjoy Mother Natures show.

Armchair astronomers can watch beautiful images of galaxies, planets and stars while learning about library resources that can help amateur astronomers on their learning journey.

For information about these programs, call (985) 646-6470.

LIT WITS BOOK CLUB: The club will discuss Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Abita Springs Library, 71683 Leveson St. For information about the club, call (985) 893-6285.

INTERMEDIATE INTERNET: Adults who already know the basics of using the internet can build on their skills at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Covington Library, 310 W. 21st Ave. For information, call (985) 893-6280.

CHAPTER CHAT BOOK CLUB: The club will discuss Oleander Girl by Chitra Divakaruni at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Slidell Library, 555 Robert Blvd. For information about the club, call librarian Noelle Williams at (985) 646-6470.

COLLEGE FINANCIAL PLANNING: Teens and their parents can learn the ins and outs of college financial aid at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Causeway Library, 3457 U.S. 190, Mandeville. For information, call (985) 626-9779.

TRUTH BE TOLD BOOK CLUB: The club will discuss Lab Girl by Hope Jahren at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Covington Library, 310 W. 21st Ave. For information about the club, call branch manager Sue Ryan at (985) 893-6280.

BAYOU BOOKMARKERS BOOK CLUB: The club will discuss The Tigers Wife by Tea Obreht at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Lacombe Library, 28027 U.S. 190. For information about the club, call branch manager Rhonda Spiess at (985) 882-7858.

DROP-IN TECH HELP: Adults can get one-on-one help with downloading the librarys free apps at noon Wednesday at the Madisonville Library, 1123 Main St. For information, call (985) 845-4819.

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Check It Out: Eclipse party to cover the basics of astronomy – The Advocate

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