Tagged Women's History Month

Comrade Sisters: Women of the Black Panther Party

Over the years, the Philadelphia Commission for Women has partnered with the Free Library of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Chapter of the National Organization for Women on vital programs to elevate the voices and aspirations of…

Picture Book Highlights | Women's History Month

March is Women’s History Month , and we're happy to be back, highlighting books about remarkable women from the past and present — trailblazers in their own right. You can find even more by…

Observe Women’s History Month With the Free Library Podcast

March is Women's History Month and the Free Library Author Events podcast page and YouTube channel have scores of aptly themed book talks. To start you on your way, here are TEN favorites from just this last year. Everything from…

5 Upcoming Author Events for Women's History Month

March is National Women’s History Month , and the Free Library’s author events series will feature five related authors who are making history in literary fiction, the business world, medicine, social justice, and more!…

Women’s History is for Everyone, Especially Kids and Teens

Here in the northern hemisphere, the month of March is known for its changeable nature — predictable unpredictability, you might say! After all, it is the start of spring, a season of thaw and mud, of growth and new beginnings.…

It's Women's History Month at the Library!

March is Women's History Month , and the Free Library is excited to spend the month celebrating!  Women's History Month as we know it today began as a celebration of Women's History Week. Congress passed Pub. L.…

New Titles Coming to the Free Library in March!

This March, we're celebrating Women's History Month by exploring titles created by and featuring women! Our children's titles feature adventure and inspiration, while our teen and adult selections focus on…

March Is Women's History Month

This March, celebrate Women’s History Month with the Free Library! Women’s History Month originally began as a celebration of Women’s History Week. Congress passed Pub. L. 97-28 which designated the week of March 7,…

Harriet Tubman’s Legacy

Araminta (Minty) Ross was born a slave in March 1821. As a free woman, she was reborn under the name of Harriet Tubman. As the conductor of the Underground Railroad, Harriet was named the Moses of her people. Harriet Tubman got the…

Making Her Mark Spotlight: Poetry and Movement Building

by Suzanna Urminska and Sam Perduta Our words carry power—whether as balm or as burnish, our words have the power to come together to form poetry that recalls and reconnects a range of human experiences both personal and…

Women's History Month | Ruth Wakefield and the Toll House Cookie Empire

Ruth Jones Graves, a dietitian, educator, author, and business owner, was born on June 17, 1903, in East Walpole, Massachusetts. She is credited with inventing the very first chocolate chip cookie, which began as Toll House…

Women's History Month | Ursula K. Le Guin Honored with Commemorative Stamp

Ursula K. Le Guin 's award-winning writing often depicted futuristic alternative worlds steeped in the themes of politics, the natural environment, gender, religion, sexuality, and ethnography. Now her legacy will live on in a…

Women's History Month | The 19th Amendment and Making Her Mark

When the 19th Amendment passed in 1920, the ways many American women engage civically forever changed. Voter enfranchisement continues to be a touchpoint for movements dedicated to participatory democracy. Count Every Vote, Stroll to…

Picture Book Highlights | Women in Action

March is Women’s History Month, so let’s take a look at some books highlighting daring women who fought for their rights, who stood up for what is right, and who made a better world for us all.   What Do You Do with a…

Teen Author Content | Inspiring BIPOC Women

by Brianna Arce - LEAP Teen Leader Happy Women’s History Month! This month we celebrate the contributions of women to history, culture, and society. As a young Latina woman, I wish to see the stories of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous,…

Women's History Month | Spotlight on Mary Ann Evans aka George Eliot

“And, of course, men know best about everything, except what women know better.” - George Eliot In honor of Women’s History Month, we are excited to spotlight a woman who followed her own rules. English novelist, poet,…

Picture Book Highlights | Women in the Arts

March is Women’s History Month, so let’s take a look at picture books highlighting the creative and innovative work of women in the arts: painters, writers, architects, musicians, and dancers!   Frida Kahlo and Her…

Author Events Celebrates Women's History Month

March is Women’s History Month and the Free Library's Author Events podcast has scores of aptly-themed book talks! To start you on your way, here are seven favorites from over the years. Once you’ve listened to these,…

Women and Investing: A Panel Discussion in Celebration of Women’s History Month

Vanguard and the Free Library of Philadelphia will present a lively panel discussion in celebration of Women's History Month on Monday, March 22, beginning at 2:00 p.m. Sharon Hill, Ph.D., Senior Portfolio Manager and Head of Alpha…

Picture Book Highlights | Women in Science

March is Women’s History Month—let’s take a look at recent books highlighting women in science! From deep in the ocean and outer space to medicine and physics, women have been playing an important role in advancing…

For The Love of Hip Hop Exhibit

In collaboration with artist rod jones ii, this exhibition celebrates 50 years of hip hop and brings together Free Library staff and community members to answer the question, “When did you fall in love with Hip Hop?” …

Today We Are Possible Exhibit

"Today We Are Possible" is an exploration of the connections between gender and wealth. Photographer Gregory Wright skillfully captures vibrant and intimate portraits depicting the captivating stories of six remarkable…

The In-Between Spaces: Exhibition

Our newest community collaborative, The In-Between Spaces, opens on November 13 in West Gallery One at The Free Library of Philadelphia’s Parkway Central location (1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103). This…

Unpacking Heterodoxy: Joanna Scutts in conversation with Jessica Campbell

In collaboration with The Fabric Workshop and Museum, join us for an Artist and Author Talk and Collections Spotlight in honor of Women's History Month featuring relevant Free Library materials .  Critic, historian, and author,…

After-School Monthly Movie Monday

Enjoy popcorn as we celebrate Women's History Month with a screening of a show about a famous olympic gymnast (TV-PG).

When The Truth Comes Out

It’s 1972. Afro Americans are liberated. Women are liberated. America is more integrated than ever before. People are reaping rewards from the struggles of the 1960s.  Five women are going to be presented with a lifetime…

Women's History Month Concert

The Renaissance Orchestra, led by Leon Jordan Sr., will perform a one hour concert in honor of Women’s History Month. We will amplify the stories and voices of women who are often underrepresented in our national narrative.…