Women’s History Month 2023 at the Library District

BettyRuthEleanorArethaMalalaRosaPocahontasGagaToniAmyKamalaAliceFridaBeyoncéMayaGeorgiaDollySallyTammySerena. Maxine. The first names of these fascinating women are shorthand for the contributions that they, and countless others, have made to politics, law, human rights, music, film, poetry, art, literature, sports, science, and so much more. Celebrate this important month with us as we guide you through our events, books, movies, and music, by and about inspiring, courageous, talented, historic women.

Here’s what you can check out from our collection, as well as a selection of online resources that you can use 24/7 for FREE with your library card. If you don't have your library card yet, you can #GetCarded on our website, and enjoy instant access to our wonderful world of discovery!

Featured Events



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Staff Recommendations

Celebrating Women's History Month!

Celebrate Women's History Month by checking out these books by women, for women! With a mix of fantasy and contemporary novels, these fabulous Young Adult recommendations all feature strong female characters!

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Unexpected Women in History

So many extraordinary women have been overlooked in the annals of history. But many historians and researchers are in an ongoing literary battle to right those wrongs. For Women's History Month, explore these recent nonfiction triumphs exploring the amazing histories of women you may have never heard of before.

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Young Adult Reads to Celebrate Women's History Month

Use your free library card to check out these titles featuring notable nonfiction & graphic novels about women's history (digital formats available too).

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Acclaimed Children's Books About Women's History

Learn about important women throughout history with these critically-acclaimed children's books from our collection (digital formats available too)!

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National Resources

About Women's History Month

Women's History Biographies & Timelines 

Library of Congress Resources

National Women's History Museum

National Women's History Alliance

Smithsonian Education