Greensburg Decatur County Library announces "Eclipseapalooza."

Mar. 7—GREENSBURG — The month of March is "Eclipseapalooza" at the Greensburg Decatur Public Library with events planned for children and adults alike. From 1 to 7 p.m. March 19, enjoy the spectacle of outer space in the Planetarium Curiosity Dome. Children (of any age) will get a chance to crawl into the inflatable device, watch and listen as they are taken through the Milky Way to the very edge of the galaxy, and then "whizzed" back home. Registration for the 25-minute shows are now being accepted in the Children's Room at the library. At 6 p.m. March 21, in the newly remodeled public meeting room, Rick Galloway from the Indiana Astronomical Society will be on hand to help get everyone prepared for the total solar eclipse taking place the afternoon of April 8. Galloway will do presentations on the actual "how and why" the phenomenon happens, and talk about what to expect during those 3 minutes of twilight on April 8. "What do the animals do when it becomes dark in the middle of day?" "How did ancient societies react to a total eclipse?" "Do plants react to a total eclipse?" and many more questions will be answered in an entertaining way everyone in the family will enjoy. Attendees will receive up to two pairs of eclipse viewing glasses per person at the end of the presentation, but must register in advance at the library's front desk. Finally, the library will host an all-out Solar Eclipse Family Party at 6:30 p.m. March 22 to celebrate the event. There will be games, crafts, food, educational experiences and a visit from Utopia Wildlife with wild animals. As a fun addition for those willing to stay until dark, the Cincinnati Observatory will be bring their telescope to give all a close-up look at the evening sky. On the day of the much discussed event, the GDC Public Library will be set up for "Tree City Totality at Pirate Park" with fun things to do for children, including bubbles and crafts, to keep them busy as they wait for the event. All events are for children and adults, even those adults not accompanied by children. For more information about Eclipseapalooza, call the library Children's Room at 812-663-4455 or visit www.greensburglibrary.org.

GREENSBURG — The month of March is "Eclipseapalooza" at the Greensburg Decatur Public Library with events planned for children and adults alike.

From 1 to 7 p.m. March 19, enjoy the spectacle of outer space in the Planetarium Curiosity Dome.

Children (of any age) will get a chance to crawl into the inflatable device, watch and listen as they are taken through the Milky Way to the very edge of the galaxy, and then "whizzed" back home.

Registration for the 25-minute shows are now being accepted in the Children's Room at the library.

At 6 p.m. March 21, in the newly remodeled public meeting room, Rick Galloway from the Indiana Astronomical Society will be on hand to help get everyone prepared for the total solar eclipse taking place the afternoon of April 8.

Galloway will do presentations on the actual "how and why" the phenomenon happens, and talk about what to expect during those 3 minutes of twilight on April 8.

"What do the animals do when it becomes dark in the middle of day?" "How did ancient societies react to a total eclipse?" "Do plants react to a total eclipse?" and many more questions will be answered in an entertaining way everyone in the family will enjoy.

Attendees will receive up to two pairs of eclipse viewing glasses per person at the end of the presentation, but must register in advance at the library's front desk.

Finally, the library will host an all-out Solar Eclipse Family Party at 6:30 p.m. March 22 to celebrate the event. There will be games, crafts, food, educational experiences and a visit from Utopia Wildlife with wild animals.

As a fun addition for those willing to stay until dark, the Cincinnati Observatory will be bring their telescope to give all a close-up look at the evening sky.

On the day of the much discussed event, the GDC Public Library will be set up for "Tree City Totality at Pirate Park" with fun things to do for children, including bubbles and crafts, to keep them busy as they wait for the event.

All events are for children and adults, even those adults not accompanied by children.

For more information about Eclipseapalooza, call the library Children's Room at 812-663-4455 or visit www.greensburglibrary.org.

Contact Bill Rethlake at 812-651-0876 or email bill.rethlake@greensburgdailynews.com

Contact Bill Rethlake at 812-651-0876 or email bill.rethlake@greensburgdailynews.com