Does Sequoyah Regional Library System have viewing glasses for the solar eclipse occurring on August 21, 2017?

Three of our Sequoyah Regional Library System branches will distribute free solar eclipse viewing glasses during scheduled programming on a first-come, first-served basis (while supplies last).

Gilmer County Library
268 Calvin Jackson Drive
Ellijay, GA 30540

Pickens County Library
100 Library Lane
Jasper, GA 30143

Rose Creek Public Library
4476 Towne Lake Parkway
Woodstock, GA 30189

Why must I attend library programming to acquire a pair of your viewing glasses for the eclipse?

Sequoyah Regional Library System has received its supply of viewing glasses via a grant courtesy of STAR_Net, a branch of the Space Science Institute’s National Center for Interactive Learning (NCIL). Quantities of viewing glasses are limited and have been provided as learning tools to be used in tandem with dedicated library programming. In accordance with these terms, Sequoyah Regional Libraries are limiting distribution of viewing glasses to eclipse programming participants only.

Due to high demand, Sequoyah Regional Library System cannot guarantee that all program attendees will receive a pair of solar eclipse viewing glasses.

For more information on STAR_Net, visit their official website.

Where else can I acquire materials to safely view the eclipse?

Select Sequoyah Regional Library System branches will be making eclipse pinhole viewers in addition to distributing glasses. For more information, consult the event schedule below or contact your local library.

The following is NASA’s list of trusted viewing glass manufacturers and safety tips.

Eclipse 2017 Safety

Eclipse Eyeglass Safety: Don’t be Blindsided!

Additional Links:

Exploratorium: How to View a Solar Eclipse

NASA’s Eclipse 2017 Homepage

NASA’s Eclipse 2017 Live Stream

Requirements and conditions for obtaining viewing glasses from different library systems vary. Contact other library systems directly for more information.

Is there a list of eclipse programming scheduled at the Gilmer County Library?

Gilmer County Library
August 21, 2017 (1:30 PM – 2:30 PM)
Solar Eclipse Viewing
Ellijay will be experiencing a 99% total solar eclipse, beginning around 1:00 PM and peaking around 2:35 PM. While we wait, join us as we learn about this phenomenon with hands-on demonstrations and a craft. For all ages; children 9 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Is there a list of eclipse programming scheduled at the Pickens County Library?

Pickens County Library
August 21, 2017 (2:00 PM – 3:00 PM)
Eclipse Day!
Solar eclipse day has arrived! Join us (sunny skies or not) for a planetary walk and eclipse viewing. Max view is approximately 2:30. For adults and children of all ages; children 9 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Is there a list of eclipse programming scheduled at the Rose Creek Public Library?

Rose Creek Public Library
August 21, 2017 (2:15 PM – 3:30 PM)
Solar Eclipse Spectacular!
For the first time since 1918, a total eclipse of the sun will be visible to the United States! Join us as we watch and celebrate this spectacular event with crafts, games, and more. For all ages; children 9 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Is there any other eclipse programming scheduled at the Sequoyah Regional Library System?

Woodstock Public Library
August 21, 2017 (2:00 PM – 3:00 PM)
Eclipse Selfies!
This is the first solar eclipse to be visible throughout North America in 99 years! We’ll be making pinhole viewers to watch the eclipse and provide special Georgia-shaped pinhole viewers, which can be used to take a picture of your shadow with the eclipse. For all ages; children 9 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required; call 770-926-5859 to sign up.