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Women's History Month Starts NOW!

March is Women's History Month!
All month long, we are celebrating the awesome women who have changed our world again and again. In 1978, a school district had a week long celebration of women's contributions to the world including culture as well as just history. After that week, people started talking about the subject more. On March 7, 1982, the first ever Women's History Week began. Over the course of the next five years, Women's History Week spread until Congress passed that the United States would dedicate the entire month of March to this celebration.

Explore Start your celebration by coming by the Library to pick up a book or movie! We have plenty honoring influential women, and here are just a few.

women our story Women: Our Story edited by Kathryn Hennessy

“Packed full of evocative images, this gloriously illustrated book reveals the key events in women's history--from early matriarchal societies through women's suffrage, the Suffragette movement, 20th-century feminism, and gender politics, to recent movements such as #MeToo and International Women's Day--and the key role women have had in shaping our past.”—Amazon.

This book is available on the second floor in our Adult Nonfiction collection! The call number is 305.409 WOM

Wonder Women of Science: Twelve Geniuses Who are Currently Rocking Science, Technology, and the World by Tierra Fletcher and Ginger Rue

The twelve scientists who are profiled here are women from all sorts of backgrounds who are currently rocking science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Each of them has a different story to tell about how she got to where she is today, but the one thing they have in common is that they are truly wonder women of science.” -Candlewick Press.

Ages 9- 12

This book is available on the first floor in the Junior Explorer Nonfiction Collection! The call number is J 920 FLE

shaking things up
Shaking Things Up: 14 Women Who Changed the World by Susan Hood

“Shaking Things Up introduces fourteen revolutionary young women--each paired with a noteworthy female artist--to the next generation of activists, trailblazers, and rabble-rousers.”

Ages 4-8

This book is available on the first floor in the Junior Explorer Nonfiction Collection! The call number is J 920.72 H777s

hidden figures
Hidden Figures

Movie based on the book Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly

"Before John Glenn orbited the Earth or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of dedicated female mathematicians known as 'human computers' used pencils, slide rules, and adding machines to calculate the numbers that would launch rockets and astronauts into space." -Amazon.

This book is available on the first floor in the Movies Collection! The call number is DVD F H632.3


Movie based on the book Wild by Cheryl Strayed

”With no experience or training, driven only by blind will, she would hike more than a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State—and she would do it alone." -Amazon.

This book is available on the first floor in the Movies Collection! The call number is DVD F W667.8

How much do you know about women's history?
In case you wanted to know a little bit more, check out this awesome infographic including a brief (but still pretty detailed) history of American women!

Womens History 1
Womens History 2

cross-stitch What a great time to learn a new skill!

Drop by the second floor at the Library to pick up a cross-stitching kit. From flamingos to pineapples, you'll be stitching in no time!

When you're done, remember to share your amazing creations with us through Facebook. We love to see all of the amazing things the community creates!

Check out all of our amazing programs we have this month on our calendar.

first friday hobby fair

First Friday Hobby Fair

March 4, 2022 from 5:00PM - 7:00PM

Get your first Friday plans ready for next week, Friday March 4th! First Friday activities are happening again at the Temple Public Library!

March’s event will feature a Hobby Fair from 5PM - 7PM at the Library and will include ukulele lessons, cross-stitch, the new Seed Library, Tool Library, painting, photography, and Cricut demonstration! Hope to see you there!

For more events, be sure to visit our events page HERE or download a copy of our current calendar HERE.

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