Eclipse viewing glasses part of recall

EclipseCertain eclipse viewing glasses, distributed by the Pioneer Library System in Pottawatomie County, are being recalled. They were given away to the public at an event at Shawnee Mall on August 13th as well as at the Tecumseh Public Library.

Anyone who received these eclipse glasses is urged to destroy and discard them.

Distribution of the eclipse glasses was ended immediately upon notification of the recall by Amazon, which sourced the glasses from vendors that failed to provide documentation to verify their products were compliant with safety standards.

Eclipse glasses distributed at other PLS branch events are safe to use. They were received from the STAR Library Education Network, which has distributed more than 2 million ISO-compliant glasses to libraries around the nation

Everyone with glasses is encouraged to ensure their safety by checking them against the list of reputable vendors compiled by the American Astronomical Society.

Other ways to enjoy the eclipse without looking at the sun are also being provided by the AAS and can be found here.

Anyone with questions or who needs help determining if their eclipse glasses are safe are encouraged to visit their hometown PLS library.

Wednesday afternoon brings teen series

MinecraftThe Tecumseh Public Library welcomes local teens on Wednesday afternoons at for weekly events beginning at 4 p.m.

This month’s programs will be Aug. 9, 16, 23 and 30 and are presented for ages 12 to 17 unless otherwise noted.

The schedule features:

Aug. 9Minecraft, an afternoon of challenges, books and a craft based on the popular game, for ages 10 and up;

Aug. 16Arrow Signs, a craft event using recycled wood and arrows to make a new creation;

Aug. 23Gaming, an afternoon of board games and video game favorites, for ages 10 and up;

Aug. 30STEAM Kit, a look at one of the library’s STEAM Power Maker Kits.

Registration is required separately for each program.