Three El Paso Public Libraries will be having eclipse viewing events on Monday.

The events will be at the following libraries: Armijo, Dorris Van Doren and José Cisneros on Monday, August 21 at 11 a.m. The best time to see the peak of the eclipse in El Paso will be at 11:47 a.m. The three branches will hand out official eclipse viewers to visitors who attend (while supplies last). The celebration includes stories and other activities. The only safe way to look directly at the uneclipsed or partially eclipsed sun is through special-purpose solar filters, such as “eclipse viewers” or hand-held solar viewers, according to NASA.

“The eclipse viewers are being distributed through the library by The STAR Library Network (STAR Net), with support from the Moore Foundation, Google, NASA, the Research Corporation, and NSF,” said an announcement sent to El Paso 411. “They have distributed more than 2-million safe eclipse glasses to 7,000 unique locations including public library branches, bookmobiles, tribal libraries, library consortia, and state libraries in all 50 states.”

The event is free and open to everyone. See below for library addresses and phone numbers.

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Participating Libraries

1. Armijo Library, 620 E. 7th Street, (915) 212-0369
2. Dorris Van Doren Library, 551 Red Rd., (915) 875-0700
3. José Cisneros Library, 1300 Hawkins, (915) 212-0450