Most in Bellevue will be working as a total solar eclipse passes through the sky on Monday.
But the lucky few who can take an early lunch break are welcome to view the rare astronomical event on top of the Bellevue Library’s parking garage.
Darcy Brixy, the library’s supervising librarian, said they will close off the top, third level of their parking garage for a solar eclipse viewing party between 9:45-11 a.m. The main event is supposed to peak at around 10:20 a.m.
Brixy said the Bellevue Friends of the Library will provide about 200 special glasses to view the eclipse, however, they are being given away on a first-come, first-served basis. The makers of the glasses are on the NASA approved list of vendors, she added.
For families with children, there will be an area with sidewalk chalk and the KidsQuest Museum will be at the event to engage with children. They will have an airplane launcher that will test airplane designs made by children.
The Bellevue Library is located at 1111 110th Ave. NE.
For more information about the eclipse, visit www.kidsquestmuseum.org/total-solar-eclipse/