• Here's where you can get FREE glasses for the Total Solar Eclipse

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    More than 2 million pairs of eclipse glasses are being distributed for free at public libraries throughout the U.S. for the rare total solar eclipse in August. 

    The sun, moon and Earth will align in a rare event that's being called the Great American Eclipse. 

    The eclipse will cross the U.S. on Aug. 21, 2017 and will begin in Oregon at 10:15 a.m. local time (1:15 p.m. EST). The eclipse's path of totality will cut a 60-mile wide arc across the country and end in South Carolina about an hour and a half later. 


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    Several Georgia libraries will be distributing safe eclipse glasses with scratch-resistant, filtered polymer lenses for the event. 

    Here is a full list of participating libraries in metro Atlanta (*NOTE: We recommend you call ahead before going to pick up your glasses): 

    Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System

    One Margaret Mitchell Square NW

    Mechanisville branch

    400 Formwalks St. SW

    South Fulton Library (Union City)

    4055 Flat Shoals Road

    COBB COUNTY

    Gritters Library (Marietta)

    880 Shaw Park Road 

    Smyrna Library 

    100 Village Green Circle 

    Switzer Library (Marietta)

    266 Roswell St NE

    Vinings branch

    4290 Paces Ferry Rd SE

    NORTH FULTON COUNTY

    Alpharetta Library 
    10 Park Plaza

    East Roswell Library 
    2301 Holcomb Bridge Road

    Milton Library

    855 Mayfield Rd

    Roswell Library

    115 Norcross Street

    DEKALB COUNTY

    DeKalb County Public Library

    215 Sycamore St

    Salem-Panola

    5137 Salem Rd

    GWINNETT COUNTY

    (A limited number of glasses will be available on the day of Total Eclipse programs at participating branches. CLICK HERE to find upcoming programs.)

    Grayson branch

    700 Grayson Pkwy

    Gwinnett County Public Library

    6025 Buford Hwy

    Hamilton Mill branch

    3690 Braselton Hwy

    Lawrenceville branch

    1001 Lawrenceville Highway

    Snellville branch

    2740 Lenora Church Road

    Suwanee branch

    361 Main St

    If you do not see your local library on the list, you can simply reach out and ask if they will be offering free glasses. For a full list of Georgia libraries, use this map.

    Information from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution was used in this report

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