Women's History Month

Programs

Women Make Money Series

at Main Library

Join us at the Main Library to learn how women in Toledo are supplementing their income by using their talent and creativity. Our panel of experts will talk about how they have been able to sell their creative talents across a wide range of platforms, such as Etsy, Amazon and at local shows. Light refreshments and coffee will be provided.

Musical Women Make Money | (Sa) March 14 | 10 a.m.
Creative Women Make Money | (Sa) March 21 | 10 a.m.
Women in Non-Traditional Careers Make Money | (Sa) March 28 | 10 a.m.

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TONI MORRISON: THE PIECES I AM

(Tu) March 3 | 6 p.m. | Kent

A documentary examining the life of the late Toni Morrison, American novelist, teacher and professor emeritus at Princeton University. Morrison was the first African-American woman to win the Nobel Prize in literature and is known for her nuanced discussion of race in America. Rated PG-13.

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WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT WRITING WORKSHOP

(Th) March 19 | 5 p.m. | Main Library

A writing workshop focused on women, writing, and the ways women have used words to empower each other and create a revolution. Please bring your favorite female-authored piece of prose or poetry, samples of your own writing, and topics to share.

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HERSTORY WITH DR. SARA EGGE

(Tu) March 24 | 6:30 p.m. | Main Library

Celebrate Women's History Month and 100 years of the 19th Amendment with a presentation by Dr. Sara Egge, Claude D. Pottinger Professor of History at Centre College in Danville, KY. Author of Woman Suffrage and Citizenship in the Midwest, 1870-1920, her research explores how the rural Midwest shaped the Woman Suffrage Movement in profound ways.

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CHISHOLM ’72: UNBOUGHT & UNBOSSED

(M) April 6 | 6:45 p.m. | Main Library

A riveting documentary about Brooklyn Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm and her campaign for the Democratic Party presidential nomination in 1972. Reflecting Chisholm's wit, spirit and charisma, the film chronicles her adventures on the Chisholm Trail.

Kicks off our spring Film Focus series.

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Book Groups

Book Groups

Our Library book groups are celebrating Women's History Month this March, by reading books written by and featuring strong women. Books include but are not limited to:

Books on Tap

Tuesday Mar. 3
at 6:00 p.m.

Location: Library in the Community

Talk books, socialize, and relax with a cold one. Meetings take place at Manhattan's Pub 'n Cheer at 1516 Adams Street, Toledo, Ohio 43604.

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Waterville Book Discussion

Tuesday Mar. 3
at 7:00 p.m.

Location: Waterville

Join us each month for a lively and enlightening book discussion. Copies of each month's selection are available one month prior to the discussion.

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True Story Book Club

Saturday Mar. 7
at 10:00 a.m.

Location: Reynolds Corners

True Story is a book club that meets the first Saturday of the month to discuss nonfiction of all sorts. New members are always welcome.

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Exploring the Works of Toni Morrison

Monday Mar. 9
at 6:00 p.m.

Location: Kent

Join us to reflect on Toni Morrison’s career and the works that created her legacy.

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Book Explorers

Wednesday Mar. 11
at 10:00 a.m.

Location: Maumee

Join us on the second Wednesday of the month for Maumee Branch Library's regular book discussion. The book topics vary but the conversation is always engaging.

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Oregon Book Discussion

Thursday Mar. 12
at 2:00 p.m.

Location: Oregon

Join us the second Thursday of every month for a lively and enlightening discussion.

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Voter Registration

Voter Registration

Quick-Stops

Uncertain about your voter registration status or don't remember your polling location? Stop by and get it all sorted out before the 2020 Presidential Election!

We will have voter registration forms ready and also information on how you can vote early and avoid the election day time crunch.

Voter Registration Quick-Stop

Monday Feb. 24
at 11:30 a.m.

Location: Main Library

Uncertain about your voter registration status or don't remember your polling location? Stop by and it all sorted out before the 2020 Presidential Election!

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Voter Registration Quick-Stop

Tuesday Feb. 25
at 11:30 a.m.

Location: Main Library

Uncertain about your voter registration status or don't remember your polling location? Stop by and it all sorted out before the 2020 Presidential Election!

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Voter Registration Quick-Stop

Wednesday Feb. 26
at 11:30 a.m.

Location: Main Library

Uncertain about your voter registration status or don't remember your polling location? Stop by and it all sorted out before the 2020 Presidential Election!

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More Women's History

Learn more about Women's History Month

Women's History Month

Women’s History Month began as a national celebration in 1981 which proclaimed the week beginning March 7, 1982 as “Women’s History Week.” Over the next five years, Congress continued dedicating a week in March as “Women’s History Week.” In 1987 after being petitioned by the National Women’s History Project, Congress designated the month of March 1987 as “Women’s History Month.” Between 1988 and 1994, Congress passed additional resolutions requesting and authorizing the President to proclaim March of each year as Women’s History Month. Since 1995, Presidents Clinton, Bush and Obama have issued a series of annual proclamations designating the month of March as “Women’s History Month.”

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Steinem Sisters Collection

A sample of works in the Steinem Sisters Collection, which includes more than 400 materials.

What was it like for women seeking education in 1920s America?

Continue Reading: Women's Education as an Experiment

In celebration of Women's History Month, join the Steinem Sisters Collection for HerStory: Intersectional Feminism. Featuring four of the Toledo region’s most celebrated women’s activists and forward-thinkers, this special program will investigate how the feminist movement can be more diverse and inclusive through a renewed focus on intersectionality.

Continue Reading: HerStory: Intersectional Feminism

Equal Pay Day is the symbolic marker of how long it takes for women to earn as much as men did the preceding year. Continue reading to learn more about this incredibly important issue that should concern everyone in our modern society.

Continue Reading: Equal Pay Day: An Intersectional Approach