MCCPL Takes Part in Recovery Supply Drive!!

On Saturday, August 25 from 10:00- 1:00, three MCCPL locations will be taking part in the Recovery Supply Drive for Booker T. Washington School. They are:

 

Juliette Hampton Morgan Library, 245 High Street

E.L. Lowder Branch Library, 2590 Bell Road

Rufus Lewis Regional Library, 3095 Mobile Highway

At each event monetary donations (cash, check, gift cards), art supplies, gently used PCs, Macs, photography equipment and books will be accepted.

For further information contact Jasmine Tanthongsack at 334-714-2160.

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MCCPL Announces July Book Sale!!!

Book Sale @ the Library

 

On Friday and Saturday, July 27 & 28, 2018, the Montgomery City-County Public Library will hold its first Book Sale at the Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library, 245 High Street. Thousands of gently used books will be available for purchase at a reduced price. Time: 8:30am-6pm each day.  Funds raised will be used to support library programs.

The Great American Eclipse!!

On August 21st, 2017, people across North America will have the chance to catch a peak at a solar eclipse. While a total eclipse typically happens somewhere on the planet about every 18 months, it is a rare occurrence for a total eclipse to span across a wide portion of a continent.  While the “path of totality” runs from Oregon to North Carolina, large swaths of the USA and Canada will also see partial eclipses.

 

What can I see in Montgomery, AL?

 

Montgomery, AL is in store for an about 90% partial eclipse! This means that at peak obstruction, the moon will block 90% of the sun.  At this time, daylight will become quite dim (10% the normal amount), and the air will become considerable cooler.  In addition to the obstructed sun, Venus and Jupiter will show brightly in the twilight sky.

 

When can I see the eclipse in Montgomery, AL?

           

Peak viewing depends on your particular location. For example, at the Juliette Hampton Morgan Library, we will see a peak of an 89.7% obstruction at 1:34 PM.  To see when your peak obstruction will occur, enter your zip code in this online tool: https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2017/7/25/16019892/solar-eclipse-2017-interactive-map

 

Safety First!

 

As always, do not look at the sun without proper eye protection. Standard sunglasses are insufficient.  To safely look directly at the partial eclipse, NASA advises wearing solar viewers compliant with ISO 12312-2. Do not look at the partial eclipse through a camera, telescope, binoculars, or other optical device. Check out NASA’s solar eclipse safety page for more information: https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/safety

 

 

 

 

 

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