The Toronto Public Library is hosting a number of free workshops across the area in anticipation of the total solar eclipse.

From pinhole viewers to educational lessons, there tons of workshops available now through April, leading up to the big day on April 8th.

“Astronomers from the University of Toronto will help participants make their own pinhole solar viewers, look at the surface of the sun through telescopes equipped with solar filters, and learn about the geometry of the eclipse by creating their own scale model of the Earth-Moon-Sun system,” shares TPL.

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“A limited number of eclipse glasses will be available for workshop attendees to take home.”

If this sounds like something you’d like to take part in, keep reading.

Here’s a list of Toronto Public Libraries with free workshops as early as this week:

West Toronto

Central Toronto 

North York

East York

  • Riverdale – Solar Viewing: Look at the Surface of the Sun | Mon, Mar 25, 2024 at 2 PM
  • Beaches – Make Your Own Pinhole Solar Viewer! | Wed, Mar 27, 2024 at 6 PM
  • Danforth/Coxwell – Make Your Own Pinhole Solar Viewer! | Thu, Mar 28, 2024 at 6 PM
  • Parliament Street – Make Your Own Pinhole Solar Viewer! | Sat, Mar 30, 2024 at 2 PM
  • S. Walter Stewart – Make Your Own Pinhole Solar Viewer! | Sat, Apr 6, 2024 at 10 AM


Don’t forget to mark your calendars for April 8th, you won’t want to miss out on the total solar eclipse!!