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Time Capsule: 2017

Share a message from 2017...

Photograph of children writing notes for time capsule box, Skokie Public Library Solar Eclipse Party Time Capsule, August 21, 2017

During the solar eclipse party, we asked participants to write messages for watchers of the next total solar eclipse in the United States, which will take place April 8, 2024.

(Note: many solar and lunar eclipses will take place around the world before then.)


Some participants commemorated the event with a drawing:


Community members of all ages came to watch:


Important advice for eclipse watchers:


Pop culture references...GO!


Of course, some things are eternally trendy:


Jet packs and everlasting pizza - our kind of future:


The party was often a family affair:


And finally, here are some of our favorite words of wisdom from the event:


This is just a small sampling - check out of all the great notecards we received!

Time Capsule: 2017