Total Solar Eclipse

The words "Kinsman Free Public Library" & "Total Solar Elcipse Patry April 8, 2024" in front of a navy blue solar eclipse background.

Total Solar Eclipse Viewing Party 

Monday, April 8, 2024

2:00 pm- 4:00 pm

Total eclipse starting at 3:15 pm and lasting 2 minutes and 32 seconds. 

Kinsman Free Public Library will be hosting a Total Eclipse Viewing Party on Monday, April 8! Experience this celestial spectacle at the Library! A total solar eclipse happens when the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth, completely blocking the face of the Sun. We will be distributing protective viewing glasses free of charge (while supplies last) and enjoying live music from Take II Band. We will kick things off starting at 2:00 p.m. leading up to the blackout shortly after 3:00 p.m. Bring lawn chairs or a blanket to enjoy the show in our Reading Garden or grassy hill behind the building. Our friends from Travelers Coffee Company will have festive eclipse themed beverages available for purchase. The event is open to the public. We are looking forward to celebrating this once in a lifetime event with our community. 

The library building will be closed during the program from 2:00-4:00 p.m., but will reopen for regular services from 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Kinsman Free Public Library is located at 6420 Church St. Kinsman, Ohio 44428. Stay up to date on the latest developments by visiting our website or our Facebook page.    

parking map showing arial view of Kinsman


two pairs of eclipse glasses resting on a counter

KFPL will have 300 pairs of eclipse glasses available for distribution this week Monday, April 1 – Saturday, April 6. LIMIT 2 PER PERSON on a first come, first served basis until they run out. 

We will be distributing 400 pairs on the day of the eclipse, Monday April 8th, starting at 1:00 p.m. for the event. LIMIT 1 PER PERSON on a first come, first served basis until they run out.

Due to our limited quantity, if you already have glasses please save these for those in need. There are many places nearby that are selling. For more details on retailers and the eclipse in general, visit

Additional information about local eclipse events can be found at Trumbull County Tourism Bureau. 

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