Tagged Women's History Month

Happy Birthday, Barbie and G.I. Joe!

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 playthings, created within five years of each…

Women’s History Month | 2020 Women Presidential Candidates

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 Harris, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, and Senator…

#5WomenArtists from Our Special Collections

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 you achieve this goal... In March of…

Films Celebrating Women in History

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 through film, viewing all the ways they…

The 2019 Women's Prize for Fiction Longlist Announced

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 originality, accessibility, and excellence in…

March is Women’s History Month at the Free Library!

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 Women’s History Month . From special…

Teen Reading Lounge at PCI Library Tackles Big Social Issues Through Book Discussions

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 reading and talking…

First Ladies, In Their Own Words

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 it have been deemed significant enough…

A Science Minute: 7 Female Philadelphia Scientists You've Probably Never Heard Of

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 out some noteworthy yet unheralded…

A Science Minute: 13 Things You Should Know About Emmy Noether

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 remarkable woman as we wrap up Women's…

The Indomitable Romance Fiction of Brenda Jackson

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 USA Today has described her as "the…

Violet Oakley and Edith Emerson: Painters and Partners

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 making art or knowledge. In honor…

Dynamic Women of the Free Library

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 Free Library of Philadelphia, and in…

A Women's History Month Round-Up

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 empowering women on our blog. The following…

Women’s History Month at the Free Library

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 you’ll join us for one (or more!) of the…