Mar 18, 2008 3:46 PM | 2
March is Women’s History Month! So of course, you’ve been spending the past
few weeks learning everything you can about the great accomplishments of
Well, if you’re a bit behind on your WHM activities, don’t
fret; BPL is a premier location for paying homage to history’s great
ladies. Brooklyn has a knack for
attracting uber-cool women – Lauren Bacall, Foxy Brown and Shirley Chisolm are
just a few of the high-achieving gals who once called the borough home – and
your library offers plenty of ways to bone up on women’s amazing contributions
to literature, culture, science and more.
Not sure where to start? Here’s a
the BPL website for links to everything from a Women’s History crossword to lists of
fantastic female inventors.
the collection for books by renowned female authors.
us honor Betty Smith, one of Brooklyn’s
greatest women writers and author of the classic novel, A Tree Grows in
Brooklyn, with readings and a bake sale at Leonard Library on March
31. (Bonus fact: Leonard was Betty
Smith’s own neighborhood library, and even makes a cameo as a setting in
her renowned novel!)