Learn astronomy on Lake Stevens property.The sun shines bright on Lake Stevens property. At the Lake Stevens Library on July 27th children of all ages can learn in detail about the solar system. From 1 to 3 p.m., the library hosts See The Sun Up Close, part of their ongoing Explore Summer science program. Experts from the Charlie Bates Solar Astronomy Project out of New Mexico showcase interesting facts about the solar system. Viewed safely, the sun can be observed in multiple wavelengths. Use of spectroscopes allow sightings of the solar spectrum. Glimpses of the sun will be seen at full spectrum, hydrogen-alpha and calcium-K. Topics will also include UV emissions and filaments.Those in attendance will receive complimentary solar glasses to take back to their Lake Stevens homes. Solar glasses are perfect for viewing the future solar eclipses without damage to the eyes. For more information regarding this program, call 425.334.1900.

Located at 1804 Main Street, the Lake Stevens Library hosts a variety of special events, workshops, and classes. Reading programs stimulate a love of books, increase vocabulary and encourage learning. Fun filled programs that frequent the library’s calendar are great family activities creating lasting memories. Spend some time strolling through the building and pick up a few new reads before or after the event. Library doors are open seven days a week. Monday through Thursday hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and on Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m.