Written by Milford Public Library Staff
MILFORD — Milford Public Library will give away eclipse viewing safety glasses beginning 10 a.m. on Aug. 14 for the solar eclipse happening Aug. 21. Glasses are free and will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis. Be aware that the safety glasses you receive from the library conform to and meet the Transmission Requirements of ISO 12312-2, Filters for direct observation of the sun. The safety glasses must have ISO 12312-2 somewhere on the glasses and list the manufacturer’s name and address. If you get some glasses and they do not have that information on them, do not use them! If you somehow damage the glasses before viewing the eclipse, do not use them! We want everyone to view the eclipse safely!!
For the first time in forty years, the total eclipse will be visible in the United States. Indiana will see a partial eclipse, where the Moon covers a portion of the Sun. It is unsafe to view the eclipse without eclipse viewing glasses – regular glasses or sunglasses do not protect your eyes from the Sun’s damaging rays.
If you are interested in more information about the eclipse, please visit the library and ask for the handouts we will have available. If you miss this eclipse, you will have to wait until April 8, 2024, when the total solar eclipse will go through a different set of states. Don’t miss this very exciting event! For more information, visit the NASA website athttp://eclipse2017.nasa.gov
Celebrate the upcoming solar eclipse and win prizes at the Astronauts, Moon Shots and Spacewalks Trivia Night, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 17. Trivia Night will be in the Milford Public Library meeting room. All ages are invited to play the trivia game with family and friends at the library. Safety tips for viewing the eclipse on Aug. 21 will be provided along with a FREE pair of safety glasses for each person attending. Refreshments and prizes will be provided. A fun night for everyone!
Enjoy mysterious titles this August with new fiction books likeExposed by Lisa Scottoline, Crime Scene by Jonathan Kellerman, Y is for Yesterday by Sue Grafton, and The Lying Game by Ruth Ware. Additional mystery titles available in August are Seeing Red by Sandra Brown, The Good Daughterby Karin Slaughter, Glass House by Louise Penny, Charlatansby Robin Cook.
The 2018 edition of the Official SAT Study Guide will be available for check out (patrons will be required to provide a $20 refundable deposit). Nevertheless: a Memoir by Alec Baldwin will also be added to the nonfiction collection.
Listen to new audiobooks Come Sundown by Nora Roberts and Into the Water by Paula Hawkins on your travels.
Titles from the popular illegal street racing film franchise Furious 7, Fast & Furious, and Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift will hit shelves this month. New comedy Snatched will be released Aug. 8 and Alien: Covenant will be released Aug. 15.
New children’s DVDs include Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul (released Aug. 8), Thomas and Friends: Journey Beyond Sodor and Scales: Mermaids are Real (released Aug. 22).
Leigh Bardugo’s Wonder Woman: Warbringer will be released in the young adult section along with When I Am Through With You by Stephanie Kuehn and This is How it Happened by Paula Stokes.
Beloved author Anna Dewdney’s Llama Llama Gives Thanks is hitting children’s shelves along with Dog Man: A Tale of Two Kitties by Dav Pilkey, Say Zoop! by Herv Tullet, and Creepy Pair of Underwear! by Aaron Reynolds. Audiobooks for children include Frozen Storybook Collection by Disney Book Group andGuys Read: Heroes & Villains by Jon Scieszka.
The school year is just beginning, but it’s always a good time to work on college and scholarship applications. Official study guides for the SAT are available, as are ACT guides and GED preparation material. While the 2018, 2017, and 2014 SAT editions require a deposit, some older editions are available for checkout without one.
Scholarship handbooks detailing undergraduate loans, grants, and scholarships can guide you through the process of deciding what scholarships to apply for and the application process. Advice for paying for college using different methods can be found in Smart Strategies for Paying for College and Paying for College: practical, creative strategies, which are located in the teen’s nonfiction section.