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10 WAYS TO CELEBRATE
WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH
Beth Pocock and SFL Staff
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.
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.
10 Movies You Should Watch for Women's History Month
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.
Sargent House Museum
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 or check out the display in the Children’s Library.
Amelia Bloomer Project
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.
Cape Ann Museum
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 the website for more information.
Boston Women's Heritage Trail
9. GET TO KNOW ONE OF THE NATIONAL WOMEN'S HISTORY
PROJECT 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 The National Women's History Project
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.
Women’s History Books: Goodreads Popular Women's History Books
300 Women Who Changed the World: Encyclopedia Britannica Profiles
National Women's Hall of Fame
Interactive learning site on Women’s History:
Gale Cengage Links About Women Who Have Changed Our World
Gloucester Lyceum and Sawyer Free Library
2 Dale Avenue, Gloucester, MA 01930 978-281-9763