“How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!” –Maya Angelou
This Women's History Month, we're offering plenty of opportunities to recognize and celebrate she-roes!
Women's History Month Quiz and Raffle, all month, Queens Library at Ridgewood
Find the Women's History Month "Question of the Day" located on the Children's Reference Desk, answer it correctly, and get a chance to win free tickets to the American Museum of Natural History. Drawings will be held Fridays at 4:30 p.m. in March. You must be present at the raffle drawing to win. See the Children's Librarian for details.
Women's History Month Game, 3/4 and 3/11, Queens Library at McGoldrick
Test your knowledge of famous women in our who's who game!
Forgotten Pioneers: Women of Rockaway Beach, 3/4, Queens Library at Peninsula
Join Vivian Rattay Carter for an illustrated talk about the women of Rockaway Beach who were instrumental in establishing hospitals, churches and schools and operated hotels, rooming houses and restaurants dating back to the 1850s. Space is limited. Preregistration is required.
Women’s History Month Activity, 3/7, Queens Library at Hollis
Children will create a rocket from construction paper and learn about astronauts Ellen Ochoa, Mae Jemison and Sally Ride.
Women's History Month, 3/8, Queens Library at Central
Learn about famous, creative and talented women while enjoying games, crafts and stories for children ages 6-12 years.
Hands on the Freedom Plow, 3/16, Queens Library at Central
Meet three Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee women: Dr. A. Leonara Taitt-Magubane, Muriel Tillinghast and Angeline Butler; the latter two are part of the 52 women whose personal stories are documented in Hands on the Freedom Plow, which documents the pivotal role women played early in the Civil Rights Movement.
The Other Black New Yorkers: New Stories of Exceptional Women, 3/16, Queens Library at Langston Hughes
This illustrated talk will feature the African-American history of New York City from Dutch colonialism to the present. We will highlight African-American women to the sound of a century of great music!
Great Ladies of Jazz, 3/19, Queens Library at Lefrak City
This is a tribute to Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Lena Horne, Sarah Vaughn, Carmen McRae, Dinah Washington, Betty Carter and Nancy Wilson, trailblazers and ambassadors of jazz, the great American art form.