10 Ways To Celebrate Women’s History Month From Beth Pocock

Hi Joey,  Didn’t know if this would be appropriate for you but thought I’d try.  March is Women’s History Month and I compiled a list of 10 ways to celebrate.  Several different Cape Ann institutions are doing exhibits:  Cape Ann museum is doing exhibit of two of Cape Ann’s best women photographers; Library is doing displays and a panel discussion on local women who have started businesses.  All of these are listed on the 10 ways to celebrate.  I’ve attached 3 things: 1) the list of 10 ways to celebrate 2)a photograph from the Cape Ann Museum exhibit and 3) the national logo for Women’s History Month. 

Hope this is helpful.   Beth

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10 WAYS TO CELEBRATE WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH

1.    READ A BOOK ABOUT A WOMAN OF NOTE.
Find recommended titles on display at the Sawyer Free Library, online at our website* and on our Pinterest board    https://pinterest.com/sawyerlibrary/notable-massachusetts-women/  

2.    WATCH A MOVIE. 
From politics to suffragettes to the Virgin Queen, here’s a list of 10 movies you should check out. http://www.thegrindstone.com/2012/03/03/mentors/10

3.    INTERVIEW AN INFLUENTIAL WOMAN
Ask your mother, grandmother or great-grandmother what life was like for them in an earlier day.  Influential women don’t have to be famous

4.     VISIT THE SARGENT HOUSE MUSEUM
Judith Sargent Murray was an early  American advocate for women’s rights, an essayist, playwright and poet and grew up in this beautiful home (49 Middle St., Gloucester)  

5.    GIVE A BOOK TO YOUR FAVORITE YOUNG WOMAN
The American Library Association provides an annotated list of the best books to help young girls grow “smart, brave and proud”.  View the list online (http://www.libr.org/ftf/bloomer.html) or check out the display in the Children’s Library

6.    VISIT THE CAPE ANN MUSEUM
In honor or Women’s History Month, an exhibit of two of Cape Ann’s most influential women photographers will be on display throughout the month of March

7.    ENJOY A GREAT FEMALE SINGER
From opera to jazz, the list is unending!  SFL has one of the best CD collections in the area.  Come get some inspiration
 
8.    WALK THE BOSTON WOMEN’S HERITAGE TRAIL 
Everyone knows about Boston’s famous Freedom Trail, but few seem to know about the Women’s Heritage Trail.  Visit http://www.bwht.org for more information
 
9.    GET TO KNOW ONE OF THE 2013 HONOREES
The 18 women chosen are all extraordinary visionaries and role models in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics where women are still noticeably underrepresented. Get to know them at http://www.nwhp.org/whm/honorees2012.php

10.     ATTEND THE WOMEN’S BUSINESS PANEL DISCUSSION
The Library is sponsoring a panel discussion for women in business on Thursday, March 14 at 7 PM in the Friend
Room.  The panel will feature women who have successfully started/run local businesses. 

*ADDITIONAL BIBLIOGRAPHIES:
Women’s History Books:  http://www.goodreads.com/shelf/show/to-read-womens-history
300 Women Who Changed the World:  http://www.britannica.com/women
National Women’s Hall of Fame:  http://www.greatwomen.org/
Interactive learning site on Women’s History   http://www.gale.cengage.com/free_resources/whm/index.htm

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