In observance of Women’s History Month, the Katharine Brush Library has put up a Think of All the Wonders We Can Do: Standing Up for the Empowerment of Women and Girls book display on the second floor. Wonder Woman shares her tiara this month with notable women like Gloria Steinem, Hillary Clinton, and Ella Grasso, along with lesser known pioneers like American women soldiers and sports players. Sharing these women’s stories not only helps to remind us of our past, but also inspires us to work toward a better future for everyone. This month’s book display further reminds all women that we are all Wonder Women.
Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan
My rating: 2 of 5 stars
This was rather disappointing. I thought it lacked cohesion and I struggled to like any of the main characters. It was also longer than it needed to be with characters that lacked depth dropping in and out of the plot. Honestly, I only read to the end because I was waiting for something to happen to tie all the loose ends together. Disappointed in that, too.
This February, the Katharine Brush Library is putting a spin on Black History Month with a special Black HerStory Month display, celebrating the achievements of African American women. Some of the featured women include Coretta Scott King, Ethel Payne, Pauli Murray, Lena Horne, and Mavis Staples. For additional information about these women or to find books on the historic achievements of other African American women, stop by the library and talk with one of our staff members!