Women’s contributions to history only began to be formally celebrated and recognized in the 1970s, and in 1981, a congressional resolution officially established a “National Women’s History Week.” In 1987, the National Women’s History Project worked to expand the celebration to the entire month of March and received strong bipartisan support from both houses of Congress. The theme for 2013 was “Women Inspiring Innovation through Imagination: Celebrating Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.”
Also in March: Don’t forget Youth Art Month, Teen Tech Week, Read Across America, and Pi Day (March 14).
From the Blog
While planning a program earlier this year, a familiar fear sat in residence in the back of my mind. What if this turns out to be totally lame? It’s something I find myself thinking often during the planning process, along with repeated worries about marketing and connecting with an audience.
This month, EDSITEment celebrates Native American Heritage Month and the 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address as well as shares new lessons on Galileo, Things Fall Apart, and Their Eyes Were Watching God.
Part of what makes public libraries so valuable and trusted is the comprehensive range of programs and services they offer. Community outreach provides critical services to the neediest. Early literacy and other learning programs support the youngest minds and encourage them to explore their worlds.
What about the older minds?
After a lifetime of working, raising a family, or caring for a loved one, older adults are looking to have some fun, and the library is one place they can have some. Most adults fifty-five and older don’t fit into the “frail elderly” category. These people are often active, spirited, thoughtful, and engaged. They long for inspiring experiences that encourage their personal curiosity, instill self-confidence in their creative abilities, and provide valuable opportunities to make new friends. Who wouldn’t? Attending readings and performances can be entertaining and culturally enriching; however, these events don’t facilitate personal growth like Creative Aging programs do. Read more | Creative Aging Programs Engage and Inspire