Monday, March 1, 2010

Women's History Month

When I started working on women's history about thirty years ago, the field did not exist. People didn't think that women had a history worth knowing.

—Gerda Lerner, Women and History (1986; 1993)

Hello! Rather quiet here in the library today. One would almost think it were Spring Break or something! I hope all of you are having a wonderful break on some warm beach somewhere. I hear we may see a little snow tomorrow in Waleska, GA!

I took advantage of the peace and quiet this morning to assemble a little book display in honor of Women's History Month. March 8, 2010 marks 30 years since President Carter issued a Presidential Proclamation declaring the first Women's History Week. In 1987 Congress voted to expand the observation and declare the entire month of March to be Women's History Month.

I hope you'll take a look at the display and remember the often-unsung contributions made by women in American and world history.

Starting next week, we'll be having a Women's History Trivia Contest on Tuesdays and Thursdays. You'll want to participate, because the prizes are boxes of Thin Mint Girl Scout cookies! We'll be honoring the great women of the past while helping to encourage and support the great women of the future! Did you know that over 50 million American women have belonged to the Girl Scouts, including almost every single female astronaut?

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