Some Broward libraries to distribute free solar eclipse glasses during events

South Florida observers prepare to protect their eyes during solar eclipse

By Andrea Torres - Digital Reporter/Producer

BROWARD, Fla. - As astronomers and ophthalmologists warn observers to protect their eyes during the Aug. 21 solar eclipse, public libraries in Broward County are hosting events to distribute free glasses. 

Here is the list of the nine events in Broward:

Saturday, Aug. 12 

- The Main Library at 100 S. Andrews Ave., in Fort Lauderdale will be hosting The About Solar Eclipses and New Forever Stamp dedication ceremony from 1 to 2 p.m. For more information, call 954-357-7444.

-  The Margate Catharine Young Library at 5810 Park Drive, in Margate, will host How Big, Far, Hot, Old? from 2 to 3:30  p.m. For more information, call 954-357-7500.


Aug. 17 

The Margate Catharine Young Library at 5810 Park Drive is hosting Eclipse 2017 - Big Sun, Small Moon? from 6 to 7:30 p.m. For more information, call 954-357-7500.

Aug. 19 

The African-American Research Library & Cultural Center, at 2650 Sistrunk Blvd., in Fort Lauderdale was hosting a Pre-Solar Eclipse Celebration: Make An Edible Model of the Sun, from 1 to 2 p.m.  For more information, call 954-357-6282.


Aug. 20

The Stirling Road Library at 3151 Stirling Rd., in Hollywood, is hosting a Pre-Solar Eclipse Party, from 12 to 4 p.m. For more information, call 954-357-7550.

 

Four events on the day of the solar eclipse: Aug. 21 

The Southwest Regional Library at 16835 Sheridan St., in Pembroke Pines is hosting a special event with access to telescopes, the NASA stream of the total eclipse and arts and crafts projects from 1 to 5 p.m. For more information, call 954-357-6580.

The Main Library at 100 S. Andrews Ave., in Fort Lauderdale will be hosting the Let's View the Solar Eclipse event from 1 to 5 p.m. For more information, call 954-357-7444.

The African-American Research Library & Cultural Center, at 2650 Sistrunk Blvd., in Fort Lauderdale will host a special event from 12:30 to 7:30 p.m.  For more information, call 954-357-6282.

The North Lauderdale Saraniero Library, 6901 Kimberly Blvd., in North Lauderdale is hosting an education event from 2 to 3 p.m. For more information, call 954-357-6660.

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