Hickory – On Monday, August 21, at 10:30 am, there will be a special Sun & Stars Story Time for children of all ages. We will read books about the sun, moon and universe and look at a yardstick sized model of an eclipse. There will be a chalk art craft to show what the sun’s corona will look like at the moment of totality, even though we won’t see totality here in Hickory. There will also be a talk about what to expect to see later in the afternoon during the eclipse and about important safety tips.

Ridgeview Branch is at 706 1st St., SW, Hickory, 28602. Phone (828) 345-6037.