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Women’s History Month

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SWWMarch is Women’s History Month, and Boston Public Library locations host a variety of events and activities that honor women. Programs Include:

  • Lecture: Writer and educator Desiree Taylor explores the life of former slave Amanda Berry Smith on Saturday, March 21, at 11 a.m. at the Jamaica Plain Branch.
  • Kids Club: Children ages 5 and older read about three female naturalists – Maria Merian, Jane Goodall, and Wangari Maathai – and make a nature journal on Wednesday, March 25, at 4 p.m. at the Jamaica Plain Branch.
  • Crafts: Children ages 4-7 listen to stories and make crafts about women in history on Fridays, March 20 and 27, at 3:30 p.m. in the Children’s Library at the Central Library in Copley Square.
  • Family Art: Children and families listen to stories about artist Frida Kahlo and create artwork in her style on Saturday, March 28, at 3 p.m. in the Children’s Library at the Central Library.
  • Open Mic Night: Share stories and memories of a woman who has made a difference in your life on Monday, March 30, at 6:30 p.m. at the Connolly Branch.

You can also explore notable women in history year round by visiting our digitized collections. Highlights include the papers of Emily Dickinson, a rare first of edition of Phillis Wheatley’s Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral, the work of book designer Sarah Wyman Whitman, and images of Eleanor Roosevelt and Amelia Earhart.