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Iowa City Public Library handing out eclipse glasses

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IOWA CITY (KWWL) -

A limited-quantity of Solar Eclipse glasses are up for grabs this weekend at the Iowa City Public Library.

As part of a mission to prove low-cost resources for people to engage science, a partnership between the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, StarNet and the Space Science Institute's National Center for Interactive Learning is offering glasses at the library.

A pair of glasses will be distributed per person, up to 200 pairs, at the library's Help Desk on Saturday, August 19, starting at 10 a.m. 

On Sunday, glasses will be distributed again, one pair per person, during the library's Sunday Fun Day program from 2 to 4 p.m.. The program takes place in the Storytime Room. The last chance to get glasses will be on Monday during the Solar-bration of the Solar Eclipse program. That will take place from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in Meeting Room A.

Attendance at the programs is mandatory in order to get a pair of glasses. Glasses quantity at both programs are being distributed on a "while supplies last" basis.

For more information, contact the Library at 319-356-5200.

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