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Where to get free solar eclipse glasses in San Antonio

The San Antonio Library will host a series of events to prep for the solar eclipse on Saturday, Oct. 14

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Attend a San Antonio Library eclipse event to pick up a pair of free glasses.

This year, San Antonio is be in the direct path of this year’s annual solar eclipse on Saturday, Oct. 14 as the moon moves in front of the sun, creating a ring of fire. In order to view this event safely, viewers must have special glasses to protect your eyes — meaning your $200 Raybans will not work and could damage your eyes.

The San Antonio Library is gearing up for the annual showing by offering events where you can get a pair of free sun eclipse-approved glasses. Here are a few free events to check out:

  • Let’s Create: Creator Club | Parman Library, 20735 Wilderness Oak | Tuesday, Oct. 10 | 4–5 p.m. | Learn how to safely view the eclipse through two informational videos and grab a pair of glasses while supplies last.
  • Get Eclipse Ready | Schaefer Library, 6322 US Hwy 87 East | Tuesday, Oct. 10 | 4–5 p.m. | Talk to subject matter experts about how to safely view the eclipses and enjoy hands-on activities.
  • Eclipse Craft Time | Memorial Library, 3222 Culebra | Tuesday, Oct. 10 | 6–7 p.m. | Come make your own sun clock and pick up a pair of glasses while supplies last.
  • Get Eclipse Ready at Pan American– Come and Go | Pan American Library, 1122 W. Pyron Ave. |Tuesday, Oct. 10 | 6–7:30 p.m. | Stop in to view short videos on how to safely view eclipses and receive a pair of solar eclipse viewing glasses.

Can’t make it out to one for these free events? No worries, you can snag a pack of eclipse glasses online for $14.