Celebrating Women’s History Month (3.7.2022)

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Women’s History Month is a time to celebrate the contributions and achievements women have made throughout history. Your local library has a wide array of resources to celebrate Women’s History Month.

Historical Fiction

Whether focused on an actual person of historical interest or a fictional character from a tumultuous time in history, historical fiction is a way to explore Women’s History Month, with everything from coming of age stories to tales of spies and servicewomen.

If there is a younger reader in your household, check out the recent graphic novel additions to the Show Me History series. Youth services staff shares these and other great books in this month’s women’s history month book showcase – watch it for ideas and suggestions.

Movies & Streaming

Grab the popcorn and pop in one of four DVDs from the Movie Marathon: Extraordinary Women and watch the stories of  exceptional women unfold.

Or stream one of Kanopy’s documentaries about women and society covering everything from female jazz and big band instrumentalists to the word of Rachel Carson, who launched the modern environmental movement.

Check out our full line of Movie Marathons and take one home today!

More to Explore

Whether researching for a school paper or broadening your understanding of the pivotal role women have played in history, Biography in Context and Gale in Context | Elementary provide biographical information on hundreds of notable women.

Twenty Women Who Changed American History from Universal Class looks at the lives of 20 women over four centuries who worked to correct the wrongs of an imperfect society. It is just one of over 500 online continuing education courses.

Find these and many other resources, free with your library card. Don’t have a library card? It’s easy to apply online.

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