March is Women's History Month
Celebrate Women's History Month at the Jacksonville Public Library with books and programs for the whole family! The 2020 Women’s History Month theme is “Valiant Women of the Vote.” As the National Women's History Alliance website explained, "The theme honors the brave women who fought to win suffrage rights for women, and for the women who continue to fight for the voting rights of others."
Here are a few Women's History Month programs to look out for in March:
- The Fight for Women's Suffrage at West Branch | Tuesday, March 3: 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. The year 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution which gave women the right to vote. This program recounts the sacrifices of activists whose tireless efforts from 1848 to 1920 culminated in women’s suffrage.
- Turn it Up Thursday at Pablo Creek Regional | Thursday, March 19: 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. Enjoy a community wide celebration of Women's History Month with music, games, and crafts for all ages.
- ARTrageous: Augusta's Artistic Genius at University Park Branch | Wednesday, March 25: 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Northeast Florida native Augusta Savage was a famous sculptor. Get your hands in clay to sculpt like her this March for Women's History Month!
Click here for a full list of Women's History Month programs and activities.
You can also check out our suggested titles below for adults, teens and children to hear stories about inspiring and empowering women: