More than 7,000 libraries around the country are giving away free solar eclipse viewing glasses. Some of the libraries around Central Alabama will have eclipse viewing activities for those that want to participate, but you can still receive these glasses for no cost even if you don’t plan attend the viewing events. Here’s a list of libraries in our area giving away eclipse viewing glasses:
- Homewood Public Library
- Birmingham Public Library, Smithfield Branch
- Oneonta Public Library
- Gadsden Public Library
Contact one of these libraries if you’d like to reserve your pair of glasses. CBS42 sponsor VisionFirst Eye Center is also providing free glasses, and is hosting a Solar Eclipse Viewing Party during the event.
The eclipse occurs on August 21st shortly after 1:30 in the afternoon.