Library Programs Will Help You Prepare for the Solar Eclipse

Several DeKalb County Public Library branches have planned programs in August to help you prepare for the solar eclipse that will happen in the afternoon on Monday, August 21, 2017. Attend a program to learn more about this phenomenon and how to view it safely. You also can get a free pair of solar eclipse glasses when you attend a program, while supplies last.

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) says DeKalb County will see a partial eclipse that will peak at about 2:36 p.m. on August 21. It stresses the importance of having the proper eye protection to view the eclipse. Sunglasses, no matter how dark, will not be sufficient. The glasses given out at library programs meet international standards for viewing a solar eclipse and are provided in partnership with STAR Library Education Network and NASA @ My Library.