The Palmdale City Library is teaming up with Mother Nature for a special community program to coincide with the solar eclipse occurring on Aug. 21.

From 9 a.m. to noon on Aug. 21, space and staff will be available on the plaza in front of the library for viewing the eclipse. Solar glasses will be available to allow people to view the eclipse safely and the library’s Techmobile will be on-site. Also, a webcast of the entire eclipse will be projected in the library’s activity room during the three hours.

“As a community gathering place, what better time to invite our friends and neighbors to come and view this phenomenal solar occurrence than right here at your public library!” said Library Director Robert Shupe.

The eclipse viewing event is being presented in partnership with the AERO Institute.

“We hope that as many of our community members as possible will join us in this celebration of our most important star: our very own sun!” Shupe said.

The Palmdale City Library is open seven days a week. Normal hours of operation are Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday from 1 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information, please call the Palmdale City Library at (661) 267-5600 or TDD 267-5167, or visit