March is Women’s History Month
We are celebrating Women’s History Month in the Library! So many good books, so little time…come by the library to check out two great displays and get some ideas for your March reading lists. The first display features non-fiction books about amazing women scientists, pioneers, artists, writers, teachers, soldiers, and more. The second display features some of our favorite fiction books by women authors. There were so many from which to choose! We will continue to replenish these displays throughout the month so come in and see what’s new.
Teachers, here are a few great resources you might like to explore with your classes this month:
http://womenshistorymonth.gov/ (Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, and others)
The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in commemorating and encouraging the study, observance and celebration of the vital role of women in American history.
http://www.nwhp.org/ (National Women’s History Project)
The 2017 theme for National Women’s History Month honors women who have successfully challenged the role of women in both business and the paid labor force. Women have always worked, but often their work has been undervalued and unpaid.
The 2017 Honorees represent many diverse backgrounds and each made her mark in a different field. Additionally, the Honorees’ work and influence spans three centuries of America’s history. These women all successfully challenged the social and legal structures that have kept women’s labor underappreciated and underpaid.
View some wonderful portraits from the Women’s Suffrage movement courtesy of the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery.
https://www.nps.gov/history/womenhistory/ (National Park Service)
The National Park Service celebrates the accomplishments of Women throughout the year. Visit a multitude of park sites dedicated to Women’s history and culture. View Museum exhibits, explore places associated with women’s history, learn more through lesson plans, or read in-depth histories and interviews of famous women and how they shaped the United States.
Collage Art in the maker corner
Since opening the maker corner this fall, students have learned to crochet and finger knit, they have made ornaments out of felt and buttons, and they’ve honed their origami skills! This month they’ve been creating imaginative collage works. Check out the displayed works above the maker corner and make your very own work of art.
Library Blog (Student-written book reviews)
The MEMS Book Zone blog is thriving. With some 86 reviews, and counting, there’s something for everyone on the blog. Check it out to get ideas for your next read. See the blog button below.