Read about famous Deaf people and their contributions HERE.
NATIONAL POETRY MONTH:
Come by the Library for a poetry challenge and more!
See how families celebrate Ramadan here!
Women’s History Month is an annual declared month that highlights the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society. It is celebrated during March in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia, corresponding with International Women’s Day on March 8, and during October in Canada.
The commemoration began in 1978 as “Women’s History day” in Sonoma County, California, and was championed by Gerda Lerner and the National Women’s History Alliance to be recognized as a national week (1980) and then month (1987) in the United States, spreading internationally after that.
The 1980 proclamation stated, “From the first settlers who came to our shores, from the first American Indian families who befriended them, men and women have worked together to build this nation. Too often the women were unsung and sometimes their contributions went unnoticed. But the achievements, leadership, courage, strength and love of the women who built America was as vital as that of the men whose names we know so well.”
The theme of Women’s History Week in 2023 is “Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories.”
Watch the video below about Women in STEM you may not know about, and come to the library to check out a biography or nonfiction book about women in history and today. We also have a Trivia Contest for prizes!
|The story of Black History Month begins in 1915, half a century after the Thirteenth Amendment abolished slavery in the United States.
That September, the Harvard-trained historian Carter G. Woodson and the prominent minister Jesse E. Moorland founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (ASNLH), an organization dedicated to researching and promoting achievements by Black Americans and other peoples of African descent.
The group sponsored a national Negro History week in 1926, choosing the second week of February to coincide with the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass. The event inspired schools and communities nationwide to organize local celebrations, establish history clubs and host performances and lectures.
President Gerald Ford officially recognized Black History Month in 1976, calling upon the public to “seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of Black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history.”
Check out the videos below of Black Inventors, Tech Pioneers, and Five Facts you may not already know!
And in the library, come complete the Matching Contest of famous authors and quotes and potentially win a Texas Honey Ham or Tiff’s Treats gift card!