The Milford Public Library was the hot spot in town this morning, when about 300 people lined up at the door, waiting to get into a program about the solar eclipse.

People started lining up around 10 a.m., and the program didn’t start until 12:30, indicating just how popular the event was.

The first 150 families received free solar eclipse glasses, which the library supplied. For those who didn’t get a pair because of the limited supply, there was a chance to make a pinhole projector out of a cardboard box.

Al Washburn, a member of the Astronomical Society of New Haven, was on hand to talk about the eclipse and answer questions.