Celebrate Women’s History Month 2023 at MCPL

March is Women’s History Month! The 2023 theme–“Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories”–encourages recognition of women, past and present, who have been active in all forms of media and storytelling including print, radio, TV, stage, screen, blogs, podcasts, and more. Please join us online for an array of events celebrating women’s history and accomplishments in all areas of life.

Tuesday, March 07: 4:30-5:15pm
My First Book Club: I Want to be an Engineer at Gaithersburg Library
Join us for a book club for children who are learning to read.

Thursday, March 09: 6-8pm
The Harriet Tubman- In-person – Journey to Freedom Traveling Exhibition Lecture at  Rockville Memorial Library
Historian Anthony Cohen, in conjunction with Coming To The Table (CTTT) discusses The Traveling Exhibition: “Harriet Tubman – The Journey to Freedom,” currently traveling the country.

Friday, March 10: 4:30-5:30pm
Art at the Library: Alma Thomas at Gaithersburg Library
Explore your creative side & take your masterpiece home!

Saturday, March 11: 11am-1pm
Women’s History Month: Yayoi Kusama art at Little Falls Library
Celebrate the contributions of Yayoi Kusama to the world of art in this drop-in art event for all ages.

Saturday, March 11: 2-3pm
Katharine Wright, Sister of the Wright Brothers – By Regina Rose at Rockville Memorial Library
Without Katharine Wright (1874-1929) , Orville & Wilbur may not have found their place in history. It is time Katharine is restored to her proper place alongside Wilbur & Orville! Sponsored by FOLMC.REGISTER

Saturday, March 11: 2-3pm
Divided Nation, Divided Town: One Woman’s Experience – Women’s History Month Program with Emily Correll at Wheaton Library
Montgomery History presents the story of Rockville’s Dora Higgins during the Civil War. Based on a letter that Dora, an abolitionist, wrote to her mother as the Confederates came through Rockville.

Monday, March 13: 4-6pm
Susan’s Future Voters: Women’s History Month Discovery Table – @Twinbrook Library
Drop in between 4:00pm to 6:00pm to make a Future Voter Badge to celebrate and learn about Susan B. Anthony an American social reformer and women’s rights activist.

Monday, March 13: 6-8pm
Sanctified Sisters of Colesville — The Hidden History of Commonwealth Farm with Julianne Mangin at Olney Library
Join us as we celebrate Women’s History month with a presentation about the Sanctified Sisters of Colesville.

Monday, March 13: 6-7pm
SEC Women’s Financial Literacy – Virtual
Focusing on investing and the different challenges women face on their financial journeys, hosted virtually by the staff of the Brigadier General Charles E. McGee Library

Tuesday, March 14: 4:30-5:30pm
STEAM Club Jr.: Why do Boats Float? – at Gaithersburg Library
Join us as we learn about Raye Montague, a naval engineer credited with creating the first computer-generated rough draft of a U.S. naval ship, then discover why boats float with hands on exploration!

Thursday, March 16: 4:30-5:30pm
STEAM Club: Coding with Ozobots – at Gaithersburg Library
Come hear about different women in computer science, then learn some coding skills and put them into practice while playing with Ozobots!

Saturday, March 18: 10:30-11am
Family Storytime at White Oak – Girls Rock!
White Oak Library
A Women’s History Month storytime for young children featuring fun stories about independent, curious, and adventurous girls!

Monday, March 20: 6:30-7:30pm
Women’s History Month Celebration: The Culinary History of Montgomery County Maryland – Authors Claudia Kousoulas and Ellen Letourneau – Virtual
Celebrate Women’s History with local authors Ms. Kousoulas and Ms. Letourneau on their book The Culinary History of Montgomery County Maryland.

Tuesday, March 21: 11am-1pm
Know Your County Government – Featuring: The Montgomery County Commission for Women at White Oak Library
Check out the information table staffed by CFW representatives who’ll answer your questions!

Thursday, March 23: 6-7:15pm
Honoring Women’s History Month: Elizabeth Cady Stanton – “Equality For All!” Live Show (In-person) – Performance by Actress & Smithsonian Scholar Mary Ann Jung at Chevy Chase Library
Join us for a live performance of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, one of the principal leaders of the Women’s Rights Movement in 19th century America. Supported by Friends of the Library, Montgomery County.

Tuesday, March 28: 6:30-7:30pm
Investing for Women at Damascus Library
Come celebrate Women’s History Month and learn about the challenges women face and how to invest wisely knowing those challenges.


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