Please note we have run out of our inventory of the Solar Eclipse Glasses at all branches. We’d like to thank everyone for their interest and hope you all enjoy using them on the day of! 

On April 8, 2024, a spectacular and rare celestial event is set to unfold over Canada, the United States and Mexico – a total solar eclipse!

MPL gave away Eclipse viewing glasses to the Library card holders and is also offering a Monarch Butterfly Migration and the Eclipse program on April 8th at 10:30 AM at the Main Library. Please register here!

As the moon aligns perfectly between earth and the sun, temporary darkness will sweep across parts of the country, captivating countless spectators. Below are some resources which you can pass along to patrons who want more information:

Eclipse Path of Totality

In Canada, the solar eclipse’s path of totality will pass through some cities and towns in Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland, plunging them into darkness for a few minutes. People outside the path of totality will be able to observe a partial solar eclipse, during which the Sun is not hidden in totality.

The time and duration of the solar eclipse vary depending on where you are.


Map of the path of totality for the solar eclipse of April 8, 2024, in Canada. (Credit: CSA)