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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

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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.  

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Mulan

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.

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

Celebrate International Women's Day

Georgetown Library

2 p.m.
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. With a drug-addicted father and no brothers, young Rahima dresses as  a boy and gains freedoms that were previously unimaginable… freedoms that transform her forever.

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.  

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.

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 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.  

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Adam's Rib

Classic Cinema Night

Northeast Library

7 p.m.
To celebrate Women's History Month, our monthly movie night will feature the 1949 comedy Adam's Rib, starring Spencer Tracy and Katherine Hepburn.
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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.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Women & Bicycles

Women & Bicycles Flat Fix-It Clinic

Anacostia Library

3 p.m.
Own a bicycle but embarassed to admit you can't fix a flat?  This hands-on clinic is for you!  Learn basic bike maintence with Washington Area Bicyclist's Association (WABA) and Black Women Bike DC. This clinic is part of WABA's Women and Bicycles monthly clinic series. 

Monday, March 23, 2015

Cleopatra

History/Biography Book Club

Tenley-Friendship Library

7 p.m.
Please join us in the Medium Conference Room at 7 pm when we will be discussing Cleopatra: A Life by Stacy Schiff.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Awesome Women Movie Night

Rosedale Library

5 p.m.
As part of women’s history month, enjoy an exciting Disney film about Mulan, a Chinese girl who disguises herself as a boy to go off to war and protect both her family and her country. This classic film is rated G and runs for 90 minutes. 
Fringe Music in the Library

Fringe - Music in the Library: Sunny Time

Northeast Library

6:30 p.m.
Sunny Time is an intimate music ensemble led by singer, poet and dancer Sunny Child who performs regularly with Janka Nabay and Cheick Hamala Diabate. Sunny brings to her music passion for music, art, travel and poetry, which she chronicles and expresses through song and dance.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Amelia and Eleanor Go for a Ride cover image

'Amelia and Eleanor Go for a Ride': Read and Craft Time

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

4 p.m.
Have you ever wanted to ditch dinner for a plane ride, but still be back in time for dessert?

Native Americans & the District

Georgetown Library

7:30 p.m.
Dr. Ruth Trocolli, the City Archaeologist for Washington, D.C., will discuss Native Americans in the area with a special focus on Native American women.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Picture of DC Women's Suffrage march

Women's History Ride with Women & Bicycles and DCPL

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

11 a.m.
Support empowering women by hitting the road with us!   The Washington Area Bicycle Association's Women & Bicycles and DC Public Library are empowering women through biking!  This feminist history-themed bike ride will stop at four DCPL branches (Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, Dorthoy I. Height/Benning, Anacostia and Southwest) for women’s history-related activities and will also feature a photo booth, snacks, and some surprises along the way!