Belfast Free Library recently received an Orion Starblast Telescope, a gift from Cornerstones of Science, which will be available for library patrons to borrow beginning in October.

To kick off this new program, the library will offer a presentation by astronomer Ron Thompson on Friday, Oct. 2, beginning at 6:30 pm. Participants will learn about the library’s new telescope and telescope loan program — then head outside to see and learn about the stars.