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Regional library director Kathy Hendrixson models a pair of eclipse glasses to be given out at a community block party Aug. 21.

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What’s so special about the upcoming eclipse Aug. 21 that it became known as the Great American Eclipse?
For starters, it’s the first total eclipse to be able to be seen in the United States since 1979 and it has suppliers of eclipse viewing sunglasses scrambling to fill orders before zero hour. It has spawned the creation of postage stamps and a plethora of eclipse-related websites from government sites to news and educational forums.
Local residents have even more reason to get excited, as we’re not only in an area that will experience totality – when the moon ...

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