Women's History Month

Women's History Month

March is Women's History Month – commemorating and encouraging the study, observance, and celebration of the vital role of women in American history. Immerse yourself in stories, images, activities, and discussions from the Library:

  • The American Woman & World War II Exhibit at Main Library
  • Activities to Go kits
  • Toledo Women Walking Tour podcast series
  • Talking Circle with the Steinem Sisters Collection
  • Women's History Month virtual book group
  • Authors! visit from Sister Souljah

PROGRAMS AND EVENTS

Online Waterville Evening Book Group

Tuesday Mar. 2
at 6:30 p.m.

Location: Waterville

Good conversation, friendly faces and great books - that's what book group is all about. We're looking forward to seeing you at our lively and engaging online book discussion.

Event Details for Online Waterville Evening Book Group

West Toledo Book Group

Thursday Mar. 4
at 2:00 p.m.

Location: Online Programs

Good conversation, friendly faces and great books - that's what book group is all about. We're looking forward to seeing you at our lively and engaging book discussion.

Event Details for West Toledo Book Group

Online Mystery Book Group

Monday Mar. 8
at 6:00 p.m.

Location: Online Programs

Good conversation, friendly faces and great books - that's what book group is all about. We're looking forward to seeing you at our lively and engaging online book discussion.

Event Details for Online Mystery Book Group

The American Woman & World War II

Opens: March 1 - Sept. 20, Main Library, Fact and Fiction Department

Exhibit is viewable during Library hours.

As hundreds of thousands of men were sent off to war in 1941, women were called to action. As they entered factories, enlisted in the military, and took on positions that ensured the safety of both the American people and its economy, the country’s perception of the American woman began to change. This exhibit highlights the monumental roles that women played in World War II, on both the national and local front, through an array of photos, periodicals, and documents from the Toledo Lucas County Public Library collection.

We also have an expanded digital exhibit with additional resources. VIEW NOW


Activities to Go!

Pick up an Activities to Go kit for kids available at all locations at the Grab & Go pick up area starting March 1!


Toledo Women Walking Tour

Listen to the lives of Toledo women who made a difference as you walk, ride, or drive with our four-part podcast. Each episode will take you on a tour of a Toledo neighborhood, highlighting the women who lived and worked in the area.

Theme music was written and performed by Maddison Shutters.

Old West End /West End Neighborhoods

Download walking tour directions HERE


Downtown/Downtown Adjacent Neighborhoods

Download walking tour directions HERE


South End Neighborhoods

Download walking tour directions HERE


East Side Neighborhoods

Download walking tour directions HERE



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Steinem Sisters Collection Recommends Feminist Fiction

The Steinem Sisters Collection is a feminist collection that explores the lives and achievements of women. As such all the works on this list, although some not explicitly feminist, deal with feminist ideas such as power, race, and gender.

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Women's History Month for PreK-3

March is Women’s History Month. Discover and celebrate amazing women and their contributions to history. Use your Library card and PIN to access these resources.

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