Celebrate Women’s History Month at MCPL

March is Women’s History Month! Our 2021 theme–Valiant Women of the Vote: Refusing to be Silenced–continues to celebrate the suffrage centennial. Please join us online for an array of events celebrating women’s history and accomplishments in all areas of life.

Beyond the 19th: The Equal Rights Amendment – Virtual – in observance of Women’s History Month
Thursday, 3/4, noon-1pm

Join Ranger Susan Philpott of the Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument to explore the evolution of the ERA–and the concept of equality–over the past century.

The Path to Leadership: The Next Chapter; Influential women in Montgomery County politics- Virtual – A Women’s History Month Program
Monday, 3/8, 2-3pm

Join us as Claire McDonald, creator of Montgomery History’s online exhibit “The Path to Leadership,” ​discusses the influence of Montgomery County women in the political arena pre- and post-suffrage.

Grit and Gusto: Farmerettes and Suffragettes – Virtual – in celebration of Women’s History Month
Wednesday, 3/10, 1-2pm

On the celebration of Centennial of America’s entry into World War I, this new presentation highlights how women in Maryland rallied to new involvement and activism during 1917-1918.

Women’s History Month Trivia – Virtual – In Celebration of Women’s History Month
Thursday, 3/11, 5:30-6:30pm

Join us in celebrating Women’s History Month by testing your knowledge of groundbreaking events and important women in history!

The Better Angels: Five Women Who Changed Civil War America – Virtual – Celebrate Women’s History Month with Author Robert C. Plumb
Friday, 3/12, 3-4pm

Historian Robert C. Plumb will discuss his new book “The Better Angels: Five Women Who Changed Civil War America” released in March 2020.

History of Women and the Classical Guitar- Virtual. – Women’s History Program w/ Dr. Candice Mowbray
Saturday, 3/13, 2-3pm

Join us for a presentation including discussion, listening, and performance, as we celebrate the accomplishments and contributions of women as players, teachers, and composers.

Family Storytime @ MCPL – Virtual – Women Astronauts for Women’s History Month
Sunday, 3/14, 10:30-11am

Join us live for Family Storytime via Zoom!  Filled with diverse stories and activities that promote and develop language skills and imagination, these programs encourage young children of all ages to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning and introduce them to the culture of reading. 

Today, in celebration of Women’s History Month, we will be reading about real women who have blasted off into space.

A Tale of Two Counties: The Status of Women in Montgomery County – Virtual – in celebration of Women’s History Month
Wednesday, 3/24, 2-3pm

Patricia Maclay MD, a Commissioner with the Montgomery County Commission for Women (CFW), will present an overview of the Commission’s work in the community.

Women against Slavery: Then and Now – Virtual – In celebration of Women’s History Month – Book Talk: “Speak a Word for Freedom: Women against Slavery”
Thursday, 3/25, 3:30-4:30pm

Women abolitionists have always faced opposition, but they have persevered. Author Janet Willen will highlight the valiant work of several women abolitionists past and present. A writer and editor for more than thirty years, Janet published professional magazine articles and edited academic and school books. She is a longtime volunteer with the Montgomery County Public Library and lives in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Book Ladies Trivia Night (not just for ladies) – Virtual – in honor of Women’s History Month
Thursday, 3/25, 8-9pm

We’re celebrating both real and fictional women this March with a trivia night dedicated to women in books.