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Women's History Month

During the month of March, join us to celebrate the accomplishments of women throughout history.

 



 


Mar 23

Teen Art Club – Guerrilla Girls Street Art

Mar 23 2019 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm
Mandarin Branch Library

Out of the darkness of the 1980’s a group of masked vigilantes emerged onto the streets. Their weapons: facts, statistics, stickers, posters and billboards. Their enemy: an art scene that excluded and exploited women and minorities. Learn how to apply the tactics of the Guerrilla Girls in this art program for teens, ages 13-18. women1

Mar 23

Paying Homage to Glass Ceiling Breakers

Mar 23 2019 -
3:00pm to 4:00pm
Beaches Branch Library

Women artists today pay homage to women artists of the past by depicting styles of famous women artists or portraits of women artists and social leaders that broke glass ceilings or shattered gender roles. FemArt Gallery will present an Art exhibit during the month of March to commemorate Women's History Month. Reception in our atrium. women1

Mar 23

The Priceless Woman

Mar 23 2019 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Beaches Branch Library

Guest speaker Sylvia Walker shares the inspiring story of how she transformed her scars into stars. The positive message in her presentation will lift women up and empower them to understand that there is life after abuse. Join us a we celebrate Women's History Month to honor those visionary women who became "Champions of Peace and Nonviolence." women1

Mar 25

FRIDA: Women's History Film Night

Mar 25 2019 -
5:30pm to 7:30pm
Regency Square Branch Library

Frida the biopic film about one of the 20th century's notable painters.
From her illness to her marriage to Diego Rivera and how her relationship with him helped her to craft her art, this film portrays the life of this artist.
Movie is free and open to the public.
Movie is rated "R."

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Mar 27

Great Discussions: Malala Yousafzai's Nobel Peace Prize Speech

Mar 27 2019 -
3:00pm to 4:00pm
Highlands Regional Library

In celebration of Women's History Month, we will watch Malala Yousafzai's Nobel Peace Prize Speech, then discuss how it relates to our lives This program is free and open to the public. women1 JPL50.

Mar 27

Game On! – It’s Not Trivial

Mar 27 2019 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Argyle Branch Library

Have you heard about the inventor of Kevlar? How about the first computer programmer? Or the person who discovered the structure of DNA? Did you know they were all women? Come play a “Not So Trivial” game of women’s history facts. For teens ages 13-18. Women1

Mar 28

Book to Film: Disney's Queen of Katwe

Mar 28 2019 -
1:30pm to 4:00pm
Webb Wesconnett Regional Library

This wonderful book, "Queen of Katwe" ,that made it to film, is "the colorful true story of a young girl selling corn on the streets of rural Uganda whose world rapidly changes when she is introduced to the game of chess, and, as a result of the support she receives from her family and community, is instilled with the confidence and determination she needs to pursue her dream of becoming an international chess champion." We'll watch the film and afterwards, compare it to the book. women1 jpl50

Mar 30

Disney's Queen of Katwe

Mar 30 2019 -
2:00pm to 4:30pm
Mandarin Branch Library

Based on the book by Tim Crothers, this movie tells a story of life, chess, and one extraordinary girl’s dream of becoming a grandmaster. (rated PG) Discussion to follow the movie. women1

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