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FERRIS PUBLIC LIBRARY: More than Books (April 4, 2024)

On April 8, a total solar eclipse will cross North America, passing over Mexico, the United States, and Canada.

A total solar eclipse happens when the moon passes between the sun and earth, completely blocking the face of the sun. The sky will darken as if it were dawn or dusk.

Safety is the number one priority when viewing a total solar eclipse. Be sure you're familiar with when you need to wear specialized eye protection designed for solar viewing.

According to, the total solar eclipse will last 4 minutes, 20 seconds in Ferris. Totality is predicted to start at 1:40:24 p.m. and last until 1:44:44 p.m. over Ferris.

After 2024, it will be 20 years before another total solar eclipse comes to the United States. According to NASA, the next total solar eclipse that can be seen from the contiguous U.S. will be Aug. 23, 2044. 

Story Time is hosted every Wednesday from 10:30 – 11 a.m. Children are treated to stories, fun activities, and a snack. Before leaving, your child may choose a prize from the treasure chest. 

After-School Game Time is held each Thursday from 3:30 – 5 p.m. Children can play the PS5 on the large screen in the meeting room and board games are also available.


The library is located at 301 E. 10th St., across from Mutz Ballpark. Library staff may be reached at or (972) 544-2110, Option 9.

Ellis County Press

208 S Central St. 
Ferris, TX 75125