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.
Did you know that March is Women’s History Month? In the United States, Women’s History Month traces its origins back to the first International Women’s Day in 1911, which then turned into Women’s History Week when President Jimmy Carter issued a presidential proclamation declaring March 8, 1980 as National Women’s History Week. This eventually developed into Women’s History Month when Congress passed Public Law 100-9, officially making March 1987 Women’s History Month, which then in turn led to additional resolutions in the years that followed to grant future presidents the authority to declare every March as Women’s History Month. The Katharine Brush Library is sharing in the celebration this year with our That’s What She Said display on the second floor. This display highlights quotes by women activists, scientists, politicians, and artists who have paved the way for women today and showcases books by and about some of these women, including Gloria Steinem, Hillary Clinton, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Eleanor Roosevelt.