Here's where you can score some eclipse-watching glasses for free


Credit: Jennifer Brett

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Credit: Jennifer Brett

Credit: Jennifer Brett

You can't find eclipse-watching glasses? The Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System is here to help.

The system, in partnership with the American Library Association (ALA) and STAR_Net has already given out 8,000 pairs of specs and will have a few more on hand Monday.

From a release just sent out:

"Continuing the celebration and excitement, the Library System will hold viewing parties at the following library branches:  Adamsville-Collier Heights Library, Adams Park Library, Northeast/Spruill Oaks Library, Northwest Library at Scott's Crossing, Northside Library, Ocee Library, Ponce de Leon Library, Washington Park Library.  Additionally, the Library's Outreach team will hold an event in Woodruff Park in downtown Atlanta, including live "eclipse-themed" music, pop-up library and free glasses while supplies last. For a full listing of all eclipse day programs and locations, visit

"We are amazed at the response and thrilled to see so many of our residents and patrons visiting their local libraries to become educated, engaged and entertained by solar eclipse-themed programs.  We are thankful for the partnership with ALA and STAR_Net and look forward to experiencing this exciting event with the community on the 21st," said Library Director, Dr. Gabriel Morley."

The biggest crowds are expected at Woodruff Park downtown, where approximately 400 pairs of glasses will be distributed, the release noted.

"The park event is expected to draw hundreds of eclipse-watchers. Interested guests should plan to arrive early to secure a spot in the park to watch the eclipse, which is expected to pass through the area at approximately 2:35 p.m."

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