There's something for everyone this March as we celebrate Women's History Month!
Experience Missouri women's history through these engaging speakers...
"Suffrage in the Show-Me State "
March 4, 1 PM Northwest Branch
Bringing to life the stories of two icons of St. Louis history:
Annie Malone and Lucy Delaney
March 18, 2 PM
"Rose O'Neill: Artist, Writer, and Suffragist "
March 25, 10 AM Windsor Branch
"21st Century Missouri Gothic: The Novels and Films of Gillian Flynn"
March 25, 2 PM Northwest Branch
"The Initiative Petition Process in Missouri"
March 29, 12 PM
Jefferson College Arnold
Third Floor Lecture Hall, Room 323
See just how much you can experience this month with our Beanstack Challenge!
Catch one of these women-led films...
A film adaptation of the classic by Madeleine L'Engle, this movie has a little bit of everything: science, fantasy, and a heartwarming story of love, family, and adventure with a brave young heroine at the center of it all.
"Inspired by the powerful true story of a young Ruth Bader Ginsburg, On the Basis of Sex depicts a then-struggling attorney and new mother facing adversity in her fight for equal rights."
-- NoveList summary
Themed storytimes at each of the branches...
Saturday, March 11, 10 AM: Hedy Lamarr
Mon., March 6, 6 PM: Science with Marie Curie
Tuesday, March 14, 11 AM: Racing with Kitty O'Neill
Saturday, March 18, 1 PM: Ballet with Misty Copeland
Wednesday, March 22, 11 AM: Monkeys with Jane Goodall
Monday, March 6, 10 AM : Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Tuesday, March 7, 10 AM : Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Monday, March 13, 10 AM: Lisa Wheeler
Tuesday, March 14, 10 AM: Lisa Wheeler
Monday, March 20, 10 AM: Kelly DiPucchio
Tuesday, March 21, 10 AM: Kelly DiPucchio
Monday, March 27, 10 AM: Margaret Wise Brown
Tuesday, March 28, 10 AM: Margaret Wise Brown
Or a trivia night...
Test your knowledge on the ladies who have shaped the music industry!
For Teens and Adults.
Enjoy some fiction with a heroine at the helm, and discuss it with other JCL readers...
The Only Woman
in the Room
Screen star Hedy Lamarr was beautiful and brilliant.
Could the world handle both?
March 13, 4 PM at Windsor
March 20, 10:30 AM at Northwest
March 28, 6 PM at Arnold
Register to vote!
March 4 at Northwest.
Catch these activities all month long...
ESCAPE the room with your razor sharp skills through the escape room found here.
It is 2009 and you have just been appointed the Archivist for the United States by the newly elected President of the United States Barack Obama.
President Obama is about to sign the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act and would like to see the original Declaration of Sentiments written by Elizabeth Cady Stanton. The president has contacted you to bring it out of the National Archives.
You and your team start to look for it only to discover that the original document hasn’t been seen since it was presented in Seneca Falls, NY in 1848. The last known sighting was Frederick Douglass taking it back to Rochester to put it in his newspaper, The North Star. Since then, it appears to be lost to time.
President Obama is asking you to join the National Archives and find this historic document. Solve these clues and find the Declaration of Sentiments!
Go on a scavenger hunt through the Northwest, Arnold, or Cedar Hill branches.
Solve community puzzles at all the branches.
Write a letter to a woman you admire, or write a poem celebrating your own story, at any of the branches.
And don't forget!
Grab a selfie while you're doing any of these activities, and tag us @jeffcolibmo!
We can't wait to see all the fun!