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Sunday, March 1, 2015

1st Sunday Feature films

First Sunday Family Film Feature

Woodridge Library

2:30 p.m.
Join us as we celebrate Women's History Month. Visit us to pick up your favorrit reads about the history, biographies and accomplishments of women world wide. This feature film tells about the first season of the All American Girls Professional Baseball League which ran from 1943-1954.  This film was directed by Penny Marshall and the main actors were Tom Hanks and Geena Davis. Best  for ages 8 years and older.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Promotional image from 'Fast Food Women'

Documentary Series: 'Fast Food Women'

Lamond-Riggs Library

6:30 p.m.
This March, in honor of Women's History Month, DC Public Library will be screening four documentaries directed by women at different libraries throughout DC. Watch the films and learn about the Library of Congress' National Film Registry.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

quilt

Women’s History Quilt Project

Rosedale Library

4 p.m.
As part of Women’s History Month, children and tweens can make a paper quilt piece about women in their lives or famous women in history. The pieces will be put together as one quilt and displayed at Rosedale for the rest of March.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

The Girls of the Atomic City

History Book Club

Northeast Library

7 p.m.
For Women's History Month, Northeast's History Book Club will be reading The Girls of the Atomic City: the Untold Story of the Women who Helped Win World War II by Denise Kiernan.  
Gary Coletrane and Dorothy I. Height

Gary Coletrane: Artist Unveiling & Reception

Dorothy I. Height/Benning Library

7 p.m.
In celebration of Women's History Month, local artist Gary Coletrane will reveal his work entitled "Go Forth My Child." Dedicated to Dorothy I. Height, he will explain how he created this mixed low relief composition. A light reception will follow the discussion.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

'Away from Her' promotional art

Page-to-Screen: 'Away from Her' Screening & Alice Munro Discussion

Capitol View Library

5:30 p.m.
This March, in honor of Women's History Month, DC Public Library will be screening the film Away From
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Family Movie Sing-Along!

Palisades Library

6 p.m.
For Women's History Month, we visit a tale of a legendary woman from ancient China. In Disney's retelling of a classic Chinese poem, a girl disguises herself as a boy to take her father's place in the army and fight the invading Huns. Will the Huns conquer China? Will she be discovered? Come to our sing-a-long and find out! This film is rated G, with a runtime of 90 minutes.
Women's History Month

Women in the Workplace

Lamond-Riggs Library

7:30 p.m.
Join Femex for an interactive session covering communication, interpersonal-interactions, diversity, career advancement and more. Participants will be guided through a series of activites, share their own experiences and discuss what it means to have a safe and inclusive work environment.  What is Femex?

Friday, March 6, 2015

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Radical Ladies

Petworth Library

4 p.m.
We will celebrate Women's History Month by hearing stories about radical ladies and how they changed the world. Children can have their photograph taken as "Rosie the Riveter." This program is for children age 4 and older.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

The Pearl that Broke its Shell

CANCELED: Celebrate International Women's Day

Georgetown Library

2 p.m.
Starting Feb. 18, Georgetown Library will be closed for approximately three weeks. As a result, this event is canceled. Nadia Hashimi celebrates International Women’s Day by discussing her debut novel,The Pearl that Broke its Shell, a luminous tale of destiny and identity in Afghanistan.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Image of actress Mary Ann Jung dressed as colonist Margaret Brent

History Alive!

Dorothy I. Height/Benning Library

1 p.m.
Who lived in Washington before it was Washington?!    Margaret Brent, a colonist who became the first woman landowner and the first woman lawyer in America, takes kids on an interactive journey where they can become early settlers and Indians, and learn what life was like in the 1600s.  

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Image of actress Mary Ann Jung dressed as colonist Margaret Brent

History Alive!

Palisades Library

1:30 p.m.
Who lived in Washington before it was Washington?!    Margaret Brent, a colonist who became the first woman landowner and the first woman lawyer in America, takes kids on an interactive journey where they can become early settlers and Indians, and learn what life was like in the 1600s.  
Washington Lawyers' Committee logo

Working While Pregnant and Parenting: Know Your Rights

Southeast Library

6:30 p.m.
Worried about keeping your job while pregnant? Not sure if you can take leave to care for a sick child or parent?

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

'Paris Is Burning' poster

Documentary Series: 'Paris Is Burning'

Dorothy I. Height/Benning Library

6 p.m.
This March, in honor of Women's History Month, DC Public Library will be screening four documentaries directed by women at different libraries throughout D.C. Watch the films and learn about the Library of Congress' National Film Registry.
Silkwood Poster

'Silkwood': A Nora Ephron Screening

Mt. Pleasant Library

6:30 p.m.
As a part of Women's History Month at DC Public Library, we are screening the 1983 drama Silkwood, starring Meryl Streep, Kurt Russell, and Cher. Silkwood was written by Nora Ephron and Alice Arlen and directed by Mike Nichols.
Image of book cover for "A Woman of Valor: Clara Barton and the Civil War"

Between the Bullet and the Hospital

Takoma Park Library

7 p.m.
Clara Barton pushed to gain full access to the world she lived in, and found her true calling on the battlefields caring for wounded Civil War soldiers.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Image of actress Mary Ann Jung dressed as colonist Margaret Brent

History Alive!

Cleveland Park Library

1:30 p.m.
Who lived in Washington before it was Washington?!    Margaret Brent, a colonist who became the first woman landowner and the first woman lawyer in America, takes kids on an interactive journey where they can become early settlers and Indians, and learn what life was like in the 1600s.  
Image of actress Mary Ann Jung dressed as colonist Margaret Brent

History Alive!

Deanwood Library

4:30 p.m.
Who lived in Washington before it was Washington?!    Margaret Brent, a colonist who became the first woman landowner and the first woman lawyer in America, takes kids on an interactive journey where they can become early settlers and Indians, and learn what life was like in the 1600s.  
Wild Women of Washington, D.C. book cover

Wild Women of Civil War Washington, D.C.

Cleveland Park Library

7 p.m.
Local author Canden Schwantes Arciniega will be talking about the women who fascinated and shocked Washington, D.C. society during the Civil War.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Still Life With Bread Crumbs book cover.

Fiction Lover's Book Club

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:30 p.m.
Please join The Fiction Lover's Book Club as we discuss Anna Quindlen's Still Life With Bread Crumbs.  

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Rubyfruit Jungle cover

Queer Book Club: 'Rubyfruit Jungle' by Rita Mae Brown

Northeast Library

7 p.m.
Come to the new Queer Book Club at Northeast Library! This March, in honor of Women's History Month, we are reading the classic lesbian novel Rubyfruit Jungle.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Image of book cover for "A Woman of Valor: Clara Barton and the Civil War"

Clara Barton: An American Life

Palisades Library

1 p.m.
How did a shy girl, born on a New Englad farm in 1821 break through social barriers, and become the Founder of the American Red Cross? Join us for an illustrated talk about the life of Clara Barton, highlighting her many years of public service, her work on the battlefields of the Civil War, and her leadership of an organization that still helps people today.
Image of actress Mary Ann Jung dressed as colonist Margaret Brent

History Alive!

Juanita E. Thornton/Shepherd Park Library

1:30 p.m.
Who lived in Washington before it was Washington?!    Margaret Brent, a colonist who became the first woman landowner and the first woman lawyer in America, takes kids on an interactive journey where they can become early settlers and Indians, and learn what life was like in the 1600s.  
Bad girls : sirens, Jezebels, murderesses, thieves, & other female villains / Jane Yolen, Heidi E.Y. Stemple ; illustrated by Rebecca Guay

Kids Film Club

Juanita E. Thornton/Shepherd Park Library

5:30 p.m.
Kid-friendly films, celebrating culture from different regions of the United States to cities and villages across the globe. March's film selection spotlights Women's History Month. Laugh along to the wild and hilarious escapades of a 19th century French novelist who refused to be bound by social convention. Best for kids ages 9-14. Snacks will be served. 
'Growing Up Female' brochure

Documentary Series: 'Growing Up Female'

Dorothy I. Height/Benning Library

6 p.m.
This March, in honor of Women's History Month, DC Public Library will be screening four documentaries directed by women at different libraries throughout D.C.. Watch the films and learn about the Library of Congress' National Film Registry.
Washington Lawyers' Committee logo

Working While Pregnant and Parenting: Know Your Rights

Petworth Library

6:30 p.m.
Worried about keeping your job while pregnant? Not sure if you can take leave to care for a sick child or parent?
Image of book cover for "A Woman of Valor: Clara Barton and the Civil War"

CANCELED: Clara Barton: An American Life

Georgetown Library

7 p.m.
Due to an emergency closure at Georgetown Library, this event is canceled. How did a shy girl, born on a New Englad farm in 1821 break through social barriers, and become the Founder of the American Red Cross?

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Image of SpeakeasyDC logo

SpeakeasyDC's True Tales from Five Fabulous Females

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

7 p.m.
In celebration of Women's History Month, enjoy the unique personal stories of five female storytellers, live on-stage!  Whether it be date night, or a true "girls night out", this performance is sure to be entertaining, with all of the humor, awkwardness, and drama of everyday life.