Total Solar Eclipse 2024

April 8th is quickly approaching!

Do you have any plans for the eclipse?

Did you know that New Castle is in the zone of totality? This means that during the eclipse, it will become completely dark for the longest duration possible, which is approximately 4 minutes!

The NCHCPL is holding events during the week leading up to the day we have all been waiting for — a movie night and a weekend full of planetarium fun!


Twilight: Eclipse Movie Night

Tuesday, April 2 | 6pm-8pm 

Enjoy free popcorn and candy as we watch the third installment in the Twilight movies. Registration required.

Register here: 


Planetarium in the Library

Friday – Sunday, April 5-7 | All Day 

Visit our new inflatable planetarium the entire weekend leading up to the solar eclipse! Attendees will receive FREE solar eclipse glasses (while supplies last.) Registration required.

Friday registration:

Saturday registration:

Sunday registration: 


The library will be giving away free solar eclipse glasses beginning April 1.

Get them leading up to the event while supplies last!



More Stories