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Libraries Celebrate Women’s History Month

Women's History Month Library of Congress PhotographWe’re interested in knowing how your library is celebrating Women’s History Month.  You are cordially invited to share in the comments below.

The Northbrook Public Library is proud to be hosting, “Writing Women Back into History,” an exhibit highlighting women who made contributions in the areas of law and government, the workforce, the military, education, healthcare, aviation and the sciences. Created in 2010 by the Illinois State Library, the Illinois State Archives and the Secretary of State Communications department, this exhibit won second place in the national contest conducted in conjunction with the History Channel’s  12-hour series “America: the Story of Us.”

On March 22 at 7pm, Northbrook author Cyndee Schaffer talks about her mother Mollie Weinstein Schaffer’s World War II experiences as a WAC in London, France and Germany. She is the coauthor with her mother of the memoir Mollie’s War.  A book signing will follow.

The Evanston Public Library  is celebrating Women’s History Month with two special events.  Agatha Christie, prolific English “Queen of Crime” created such famous detectives as Hercule Poirot, the eccentric Belgian; and English spinster Miss Jane Marple. Christie enjoyed a career that spanned over 50 years and her works have now sold into the billions. Join actress Betsey Means of Womanlore Productions , as she brings Dame Christie to life March 12 at 2pm.  This event will also take place at the Northbrook Public Library on March 14 at 7pm.

On March 5 at 2pm at the Levy Center, 300 Dodge Avenue, Evanston, join Chef Mike Niksic for a culinary tour of the cultures in Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat Pray Love. Sample Italian pasta, Middle Eastern couscous and a decadent chocolate dessert! The cost for this program is $1.00 and you must be 18 or older.  Register by calling the Levy Center at 847-448-8250. This program is offered jointly  by the Levy Senior Center, The Evanston Public Library, and Right at Home Health Care Services Inc.

Don’t forget to tell us how your library is celebrating!

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