Silhouettes of women in various colors; the words "Women's History Month"

There's something for everyone this March as we celebrate Women's History Month!

Experience Missouri women's history through these engaging speakers...

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Nicole Evelina

"Suffrage in the Show-Me State "

March 4, 1 PM Northwest Branch

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Carole Shelton

Bringing to life the stories of two icons of St. Louis history: 

Annie Malone and Lucy Delaney

March 18, 2 PM 

Arnold Branch

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Katherine Gilbert

"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

League of 

Women Voters

"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...

"Friday Film," March 10, 2 PM, Windsor, Rated PG

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. 

Film Night, March 30, 5 PM, Windsor, Rated PG-13

"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...

Northwest Branch:

Saturday, March 11, 10 AM: Hedy Lamarr

Windsor Branch:

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

Arnold Branch:

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


Available all month on Facebook or on the Events Calendar: Spotlight on Women in the Arts

Or a trivia night...

"Women in Music Trivia", Tuesday, March 28, Windsor Branch, 6 PM

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...

"Book discussion" and the image of the book: The Only Woman in the Room

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!

"I voted" stickers

March 4 at Northwest.

Catch these activities all month long...

ESCAPE the room with your razor sharp skills through the escape room found here

The plot:

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!

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Grab a selfie while you're doing any of these activities, and tag us @jeffcolibmo!

We can't wait to see all the fun!