On Monday, April 8, 2024, people within a 124-mile-wide band in the state of Ohio—including Wadsworth—will experience a total solar eclipse. This means we will be in the path where the moon will completely block out the sun for nearly 3 minutes.  

Join us for thrilling Solar Eclipse Programs at the Library! Witness the celestial spectacle with expert guidance and solar-viewing equipment. Engage in informative talks, crafts, and family-friendly activities. 

Events* leading up to the Solar Eclipse include: 

Children's Programs** (All Ages)

  • Whiz Bang Science! Learn the Science of the Eclipse - March 26 at 6:30pm - Register Here
  • Eclipse Scavenger Hunt - April 1 - 8
  • Wilderness Center of Ohio - Eclipse Over Ohio - Wednesday, April 3 at 2pm
  • Drop-in Crafts - April 1, 2, & 5 from 1-3pm
  • Solar Eclipse Solvers - Thursday, April 4 at 1pm - Register Here or 2pm Register Here

Family Programs

  • Learn About NE Ohio's Total Solar Eclipse - Tuesday, February 27 at 7pm 
  • Moon Phase Wall Hanging - Monday, April 1 at 6:30pm - Register Here - Adult Patrons Only
  • Astronomy and the Solar Eclipse - Tuesday, April 2 at 7pm
  • Meet Astronaut Mike Foreman - Saturday, April 6 at 2pm - Register Here - Presentation at OJ Work followed by Meet and Greet at the Library

*Anyone attending WPL solar eclipse events will receive one free pair of solar eclipse glasses.

** Registration for Childrens Programs opens one month prior to the event date. 

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Eclipse Information

A total solar eclipse is a rare and spectacular event. On average, one happens somewhere on the Earth only once every 1.5 years. Only 21 total solar eclipses have crossed the lower 48 states in the entire existence of the United States. The last total solar eclipse visible in Ohio was in 1806. The next total solar eclipse in Ohio will be in the year 2099.



Eclipse Eye Safety

Looking directly at the the sun during a solar eclipse is unsafe, except during brief phase when the moon entirely blocks the sun's bright face.

Click Here to Learn More

Purchase Safe Eclipse Viewing Glasses

Below is a link to a reputable place to purchase specifically designed solar eclipse glasses.

Click Here