Posts in “womens-history-month” (15)

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The Barbie doll’s official beau has always been Ken, but to many toy collectors (and some cultural critics ) the real natural counterpart to Barbie has always been G.I. Joe . The two… continue reading Happy Birthday, Barbie and G.I. Joe!

By written by Violet L.    March 27, 2019    2

It’s still early in the race for the presidency 2020, but already we have 4 (four!) women candidates for the presidency: Senator Elizabeth Warren, Senator Kamala… continue reading Women’s History Month | 2020 Women Presidential Candidates

By written by Monica C.    March 12, 2019   

Can you name five women artists off the top of your head? (Not counting Frida Kahlo or Georgia O’Keeffe.) Try. Surprised if you can’t? Don’t be. It happens. But let us help… continue reading #5WomenArtists from Our Special Collections

By written by Karen K.    March 8, 2019   

March is Women’s History Month , a time set aside to highlight women for their contributions to historical events and contemporary society. One way is to learn and celebrate women in history… continue reading Films Celebrating Women in History

By written by Susanna W.    March 8, 2019   

The Women’s Prize for Fiction is the UK’s most prestigious annual book award celebrating & honoring women’s fiction. Founded in 1996, the Prize was set up to celebrate… continue reading The 2019 Women's Prize for Fiction Longlist Announced

By written by Kim B.    March 4, 2019   

Throughout March and including International Women’s Day on March 8, the Free Library will join in the nationwide celebration of the vital role of women throughout American History during… continue reading March is Women’s History Month at the Free Library!

By written by Kate C.    February 28, 2019    2

Teens at the  Philadelphia City Institute (PCI) Library are diving deep into big issues this month through the Teen Reading Lounge (TRL) program . Program participants are… continue reading Teen Reading Lounge at PCI Library Tackles Big Social Issues Through Book Discussions

By written by Erin H.    February 4, 2019   

The position of First Lady is a unique one in American government. It’s not a democratically elected position, but the office holds a great deal of cultural clout, and the women who occupied… continue reading First Ladies, In Their Own Words

By written by Violet L.    October 29, 2018   

Science is the star this week around Philly, with the start of the annual Philadelphia Science Festival beginning this past weekend. We thought we would delve deep into our book stacks and search… continue reading A Science Minute: 7 Female Philadelphia Scientists You've Probably Never Heard Of

By written by Sally F.    April 23, 2018   

If you don't know the name Amalie Emmy Noether, you're not alone . Suffice to say, she was and remains one of the greatest minds of the 20th century. Read on to learn more about this… continue reading A Science Minute: 13 Things You Should Know About Emmy Noether

By written by Sally F.    March 29, 2018   

Brenda Jackson was the first African-American author to make the New York Times Best Seller list in the Romance series category. Publisher’s Weekly has called her "a master" and… continue reading The Indomitable Romance Fiction of Brenda Jackson

By written by Kim B.    March 13, 2018    1

Now on view at the Rosenbach,  Of Two Minds: Creative Couples in Art & History   showcases the creations of romantic couples who inspired, instructed, or even assisted one another in… continue reading Violet Oakley and Edith Emerson: Painters and Partners

By written by Sara D.    March 8, 2018   

This Women’s History Month , we’ve been reflecting on the women who came before us. This list is by no means exhaustive but showcases just a few of those who paved the way here at the… continue reading Dynamic Women of the Free Library

By written by Kate C.    March 28, 2017    2

Women's History Month is in full swing, and in addition to a full slate of events across all our neighborhood libraries , the Free Library is no stranger to celebrating, showcasing, and… continue reading A Women's History Month Round-Up

By written by Kate C.    March 10, 2017    1

Happy Women’s History Month ! All throughout the month of March, we’re joining in the nationwide celebration of the vital role of women throughout American history. We hope… continue reading Women’s History Month at the Free Library

By written by Kate C.    March 3, 2017