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Women's History Month

Celebrate Women’s History Month at the Jacksonville Public Library with a variety of programs and activities for children, teens and adults.

Join us as WTLV/WJXX First Coast News Anchor Jeannie Blaylock talks about the life-saving community project – Buddy Check 12; Sociologist Dr. JeffriAnne Wilder discusses colorism in ethnic communities; Jacksonville Historical Society Executive Director Emily Lisska shares stories of notable women of Northeast Florida; we discuss “The Subjection of Women” an essay by John Stuart Mill; celebrate the works of Jane Austen; and view a PBS POV documentary about Carolyn Parker, a lifelong resident of the Lower Ninth Ward who fights for the right to rebuild her home and community.

Tweens and Teens learn about women sculptors and women in comics, then create their own works!

Children learn about the contributions of Grace Hopper, Bessie Coleman, Amelia Earhart, and Marie Curie!

All programs and events are free and open to the public.

Printable list of all programs at all locations for Women’s History Month

 



Fly Like a Girl: Bessie Coleman and Amelia Earhart

March is Women’s History Month. Come celebrate with us and explore two of the most famous female pilots ever; Bessie Coleman and Amelia Earhart. Test out your own piloting skills- with a paper airplane, of course! For children ages 5-12. Womenshistory1

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 -
3:30pm to 4:30pm

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Fly Like a Girl: Bessie Coleman and Amelia Earhart

March is Women’s History Month. Come celebrate with us and explore two of the most famous female pilots ever; Bessie Coleman and Amelia Earhart. Test out your own piloting skills- with a paper airplane, of course! For teens ages 12-18. Womenshistory1

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm

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Be A Sport: Celebrating Women Athletes

March is Women’s History Month. Come celebrate with us and learn about girls in sports. You’ll explore the lives of female athletes, and participate in fun library sports! For children ages 5-12. Womenshistory1

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm

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School Age Hidden Figures Women's History Program

Students will discuss the book Hidden Figures and what it might have meant that Katherine Johnson had to "make new mathematics", where "there is no formula." They will play a game about communicating mathematical ideas across barriers, that may force them to "see beyond the numbers" and come up with new mathematics. Finally, they will reflect on the ways Katherine Johnson's experience as a black woman might have prepared her to be a pioneer in her field. womenshistory1

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 -
4:30pm to 5:30pm

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"Suffragette" Movie Screening for Women's History Month

A brief discussion of highlights of the voting rights movement will precede watching the motion picture titled "Suffragette" about the right to vote for women. Womenshistory1 JPL50

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm

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Notable Women of Northeast Florida

Celebrate Women's History Month with a presentation by Emily Lisska, Executive Director of the Jacksonville Historical Society. womenshistory1

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm

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