by Library Staff | | 10 Comments | Tags:

X

Update: As of 8/17, all Greene County Public Library locations are out of eclipse glasses.

Don’t have a pair of eclipse glasses? Learn how to make your own pinhole viewer to safely watch the solar eclipse.


Eclipse Glasses

Are you excited for the August 21st eclipse? It’s going to be a spectacular show—in Greene County, the moon will block out about 90% of the sun during the peak of the eclipse, around 2:30 p.m.

All seven Greene County Public Library locations have eclipse glasses available that will let you view the eclipse safely. These glasses have special solar filters to block out the eclipse’s intense visible, ultraviolet, and infrared light—normal sunglasses are not enough to protect your eyes. (Never look directly at a partial solar eclipse without adequate protection! Severe eye damage can result.)

These glasses are free and available while supplies last on a first-come, first-served basis. Due to limited supplies, we are not able to provide glasses to classrooms or other groups.

Want to learn more about the eclipse and other amazing astronomy? Join us at the following events:


Solar Eclipse

Monday, August 14 at 1:00 p.m. • All Ages • Bellbrook

Join us for a program led by a local astronomer in preparation for this year’s solar eclipse. Attendees will also receive free eclipse glasses.
Registration required.


Millennial Meet-Up Astronomy Night

Monday, August 14 at 9:00 p.m. • Adults • Beavercreek

Hang out with other twenty- and thirty-somethings and join Molly Wakeling at Rotary Park for a fun evening with the stars. Molly will talk about the upcoming solar eclipse on August 21st, where to go to see it, and the best way to view it. Learn how to use our library telescopes and attempt to find planets and constellations. Please park across from Owen’s Place, in the lot next to the soccer fields. In case of inclement weather, the event will be rescheduled.
Registration required.


Solar Eclipse Viewing Party

Monday, August 21 at 1:00 p.m. • All Ages • Bellbrook

Join us in celebrating and watching the solar eclipse. The library will have free eclipse glasses available while supplies last.
Registration required.


Solar Eclipse Viewing Party

Monday, August 21 at 1:00 p.m. • All Ages • Fairborn

Experience the 2017 solar eclipse at the library!
Registration required.


Solar Eclipse Viewing Party

Monday, August 21 at 1:00 p.m. • All Ages • Cedarville

Join us in celebrating and watching the solar eclipse. The library will have free eclipse glasses available first come first serve. Bring your lawn chairs and watch the eclipse on the library lawn. We will stream the NASA live footage in meeting room all day.


10 Responses to “Get Your Eclipse Glasses”

  1. Nanci Duncan

    I would like to reserve two spots at the Fairborn library for the Solar Eclipse Viewing Party.

  2. Thomas G Garringer

    I live in montgomery co.
    Can I get solar glasses there?
    If so,When?
    I was just invited to stay in Nashville for the eclipse

    • Library Staff

      Thomas,

      We can’t speak to whether Dayton Metro Library is offering eclipse glasses or not, so you should contact your local library directly for that information. However, if you do come to Greene County you can visit one of our community libraries and pick up a pair—you do not have to be a Greene County resident to use the Greene County libraries.

  3. Sharon

    To bad all libraries, or at least 1 library in each county weren’t given eclipse glasses!! I’m in Shelby county & there’s no place in the county to get them!! That’s just wrong!!

    • Library Staff

      Sharon,

      The eclipse glasses program was something that individual libraries had to opt in to. When there are programs like this that you’re interested in, we’d recommend you talk to your local library—if you let them know what programs you’d like, they might be able to better offer them.

  4. Tiba

    I have seen eclipse glasses on Amazon…for those who are still looking for them.

  5. Debbie

    Do the branches still have glasses available?

    • Library Staff

      Hello, Debbie. The eclipse glasses have been in high demand, and some library locations (as noted above) have run out.

      We suggest calling the specific Greene County Public Library location you plan to visit (phone numbers and addresses are available on our Locations page) and confirming they still have eclipse glasses available before you make a special trip.

  6. Boston BB

    MSU will have glasses free to those who attend their function (which is also free), as well as activities, big screen viewing and concessions. Everyone (those who do have glasses grab them and join in) is welcome.

Comments are closed.