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.