Friday, March 4, 2011

Remember the Ladies

The nation celebrates National Women's History Month during the month of March! The achievements and contributions of women to the world throughout history is certainly interesting and inspirational to us all.

While, most of us recognize the names of Amelia Earhart, Emily Dickinson, Marie Curie, Helen Keller, Sacagawea, Susan B. Anthony, Jane Addams, Frida Kahlo and Rosa Parks, there are many others that have made their mark in history, challenged society, fought for equal rights, advanced medicine and technology, achieved greatness, and changed our lives.

Here are some recommendations of books, a program opportunity and a electronic resource that might open a window of insight and inspiration for today's generation:

Join us for HANDS ON SCIENCE - THIS SATURDAY, March 5, 2011
Make your own contribution to science! Enjoy a fun filled workshop honoring the contributions of famous women in science. You'll make a chemical cold pack, change protein molecules and make a model Saturn planet to take home. Be inspirered by learning about these oustanding scientists: Marie Curie, Rosalind Franklin and Sally Ride. Registration is required. Register at the Youth Services Desk, 847-376-2839 or resiter online. Click on Events and follow the directions.

Almost Astronauts; 13 Women who Dared to Dream By Tanya Lee Stone. Winner of the Siebert Award (for the most distinguished informational book published each year)

Michelle Obama: Mom-in-Chief

For additional information, browse the "Notable Women" section in Biography In Context, an online library resource you can access from home with your Des Plaines library card or utilize while at the library. This database is a great source for any inquiry as it contains over a million biographical entries.

See if you can "Remember the Ladies" by making your own top 10 list. Who is important to you and your family? Who will make your list and why?

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