We have put together a collection of books and events available virtually from our library system in order to celebrate the rich history of Black Americans. Recommended ages for each suggestion is considered adult unless specified for younger ages.

eResources

American Women’s History
American Women’s History

American Women’s History Online is an authoritative reference database containing biographies, historical and topical subject entries, primary sources, maps and charts, images and videos, and general and subject-specific timelines encompassing more than 500 years of American women’s history. More than 60 historical videos cover such topics as working women, women in politics, and changing women’s fashions. Users can search for entries by keyword or phrase, or they can browse by topic and by time period—from nine historical periods relevant specifically to women’s history.

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Salem Press eBooks
Salem Press eBooks

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Virtual Events

Bilingual Storytime w/ Miss Liz: Women’s History Month

Tuesday, March 2, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Join us for a special Bilingual Story Time program about Women’s History Month.
Miren un video espeical esta semana con cuentos bilingues sobre el Mes de La Historia de La Mujer.

Biography Shorts for Kids

Tuesday, March 2, 4:30 PM: Peace Makers
Tuesday, March 9, 4:30 PM: STEM Pioneers
Tuesday, March 16, 4:30 PM: Athletes
Tuesday, March 23, 4:30 PM: World Leaders
Tuesday, March 30, 4:30 PM: Artists

Join us for our new video series called Biography Shorts for Kids. This month we will celebrate Women’s History Month by taking a quick look at the lives of those who have had a significant impact on history. We will also look at what materials are available from the library so that you can learn more about people you have found interesting!

Feminism through the Decades

Tuesday, March 2, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Feminism isn’t about burning bras – it’s about equality. Kick off Women’s History Month by taking a look back at how the United States’ past three women’s movements paved the way for today’s feminist movement. Presented by Colleen Murphy, editor and local volunteer who graduated from The College of New Jersey’s Women in Learning & Leadership and Women’s & Gender Studies programs in 2016. Sponsored by Friends of the Hickory Corner Library, Friends of the Ewing Library, Friends of Lawrence Library, and Friends of the West Windsor Library.

Women’s History Month: Trivia for Teens/Tweens

Thursday, March 4, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Join us for a live, virtual trivia session. Show off your Women’s History knowledge and learn some interesting facts!  Suggested for ages 9 -14.

Unsung Heroines: The Role of Women in the American Civil War

Thursday, March 4, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

This program provides a comprehensive, one hour review of the heroic and awesome accomplishments made by women, both North and South. It covers their role as administrators, journalists, nurses, spies and combatants in an age when women were expected to stay home. These remarkable women defied the culture of their time, surpassed all expectations and provided enormous support to the war effort. Sadly, they never received proper historical notice. This program reveals the enormity of their contributions and sacrifices. Presented by Civil War expert Martin Mosho, who has studied the Civil War for over 50 years and toured many of the most famous battlefields. He is a member of a prominent Civil War society and a retired instructor of Mercer County Community College. Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

Saturday Night @ the Movies

Saturday, March 6, 8:00 PM – Rebel (2018)
Saturday, March 13, 8:00 PM – Served Like a Girl (2017)
Saturday, March 20, 8:00 PM – Unsung Heroes (2014)
Saturday, March 27, 8:00 PM – The Legend: The Bessie Coleman Story (2018)

Experience the thrill of watching a movie on a Saturday night at home, but not alone! Borrow the featured title from our Hoopla catalog with your Mercer County Library card and watch it together in the virtual company of your community.

Women Justices of the U. S. Supreme Court

Thursday, March 11, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

It took 191 years after the founding of the Supreme Court for the first woman to be allowed to become part of that august body. Four magnificent women have achieved the position of Supreme Court Justice, with the recent addition of a fifth Amy Coney Barrett. Join Trish Chambers in a fascinating introduction to these accomplished jurists. Meet Sandra Day O’Connor, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan. Learn how their unique personalities and determination enabled them to break the glass ceiling to take their place in history, as they vote to clarify the intentions of the founding fathers regarding the United States Constitution. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

Reclaiming Our Voice: New Jersey’s Role in the Fight for Women’s Suffrage

Thursday, March 18, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Carol Simon Levin portrays Lillian Feickert, New Jersey Woman Suffrage Association President from 1912-1920, to tell the story of the role of New Jersey women in the long struggle for women’s suffrage.

The Working Women of World War II: Rosie and Beyond

Tuesday, March 23, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Storyteller Madge Powis (Garden State Storytellers) will provide insight into the contributions of women during World War II. One such story will be that of her own Aunt Helen, who worked as a welder. Her stories will be aided by photographs and memorabilia.

Women’s History Month Who Is/Who Was Trivia

Wednesday, March 24, 4:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Test your knowledge about famous women from the past & present featured in the “Who Was…” biography series in this trivia video. Play for fun or give yourself one point for each correct question! Then share your new knowledge with friends and family.