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Mar 02 2013

Celebrate Women’s History Month at Queens Library – March 2013

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Celebrate Women’s History Month at Queens Library

JAMAICA, February 27, 2013- As part of the celebration of International Women’s Day, this March 8 and during the month, the Queens Library offers a variety of programs. All events are free and open to the public.

Maya Angelou wrote, “How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!” This Women’s History Month, we’re offering plenty of opportunities to recognize and celebrate she-roes!

Women’s History Month Quiz and Raffle, all month, Queens Library at Ridgewood, 20-12 Madison Street, Ridgewood/ 718-821-4770
Find the Women’s History Month “Question of the Day” located on the Children’s Reference Desk, answer it correctly, and get a chance to win free tickets to the American Museum of Natural History. Drawings will be held Fridays at 4:30 p.m. in March. You must be present at the raffle drawing to win. See the Children’s Librarian for details.

Women’s History Month Game, 3/4 and 3/11, Queens Library at McGoldrick, 155-06 Roosevelt Avenue, Flushing/718-461-1616
Test your knowledge of famous women in our who’s who game!

Forgotten Pioneers: Women of Rockaway Beach, 3/4, Queens Library at Peninsula, 92-25 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, Rockaway Beach/718-634-1110
Join Vivian Rattay Carter for an illustrated talk about the women of Rockaway Beach who were instrumental in establishing hospitals, churches and schools and operated hotels, rooming houses and restaurants dating back to the 1850s. Space is limited. Preregistration is required.
Women’s History Month Activity, 3/7, Queens Library at Hollis, 202-05 Hillside Avenue, Hollis/718-465-7355
Children will create a rocket from construction paper and learn about astronauts Ellen Ochoa, Mae Jemison and Sally Ride.

Women’s History Month Activity, 3/7, Queens Library at Hollis, 202-05 Hillside Avenue, Hollis/718-465-7355
Children will create a rocket from construction paper and learn about astronauts Ellen Ochoa, Mae Jemison and Sally Ride.

Women’s History Month, 3/8, Queens Library at Central, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica/718-990-0700
Learn about famous, creative and talented women while enjoying games, crafts and stories for children ages 6-12 years.

Hands on the Freedom Plow, 3/16, Queens Library at Central, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica/718-990-0700
Meet three Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee women: Dr. A. Leonara Taitt-Magubane, Muriel Tillinghast and Angeline Butler; the latter two are part of the 52 women whose personal stories are documented in Hands on the Freedom Plow, which documents the pivotal role women played early in the Civil Rights Movement.

The Other Black New Yorkers: New Stories of Exceptional Women, 3/16, Queens Library at Langston Hughes, 100-01 Northern Boulevard, Corona/718-651-1100
This illustrated talk will feature the African-American history of New York City from Dutch colonialism to the present. We will highlight African-American women to the sound of a century of great music!

Great Ladies of Jazz, 3/19, Queens Library at Lefrak City, 98-30 57 Avenue, Corona/718-592-7677
This is a tribute to Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Lena Horne, Sarah Vaughn, Carmen McRae, Dinah Washington, Betty Carter and Nancy Wilson, trailblazers and ambassadors of jazz, the great American art form.

Queens Library is an independent, not-for-profit corporation and is not affiliated with any other library. Queens Library serves a population of 2.3 million in one of the most ethnically diverse counties in the U.S. and has among the highest circulations of any public library system in the world. For more information about programs, services, locations, events and news, visit the Queens Library web site at www.queenslibrary.org or phone 718-990-0700. Queens Library. Enrich your life(r)

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