Friday, August 04, 2017

Free Solar Eclipse Glasses Available at Selected Birmingham Public Library Locations


Update: All locations of BPL are OUT of solar eclipse glasses.

On Monday, August 21, a total solar eclipse will be viewable from much of the continental United States for the first time in 38 years. Nine Birmingham Public Library locations are among libraries across the country that have received free solar eclipse glasses that are being distributed to the public on a first-come, first-served basis to view this phenomenon.

Millions of Americans will see the moon’s shadow crossing the country from Oregon to South Carolina. Participating BPL locations that have solar eclipse glasses available for patrons are as follows (call each location to get details as there is a limited supply):

Avondale Regional Branch Library
East Lake Branch Library
Eastwood Branch Library
Ensley Branch Library
Five Points West Regional Branc Library
North Birmingham Regional Branch Library
Smithfield Branch Library
Southside Branch Library
Springville Road Regional Branch Library

The Smithfield Branch Library is hosting a Solar Eclipse Viewing Party from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. on Monday, August 21. The Smithfield Library is also hosting a full week of crafts and other activities leading up to the solar eclipse beginning Monday, August 14, 2017. For more information, call Smithfield Library at 205-324-8428 or visit the BPL events calendar

See the map of the path of the eclipse and location of participating libraries at the link below: http://spacescience.org/software/libraries/map.php

Here are some interesting articles about the total solar eclipse:
How fast is the solar eclipse? And 35 other questions answered (USA Today)
10 best cities to see the solar eclipse (Al.com)

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