Honoring Women’s History Month: Books, experiences & more

Your public library is here to connect us with each other through books, resources, and experiences that celebrate women’s history. On this page, you can:

Browse titles for all ages

All March, we’ll be suggesting titles written by women. Find them all on our Title Suggestion Lists page »

More from your digital library

For adults & teens

For kids

Experience a special display, complete a scavenger hunt

Women's history BINGO card

Celebrate Women's History Month, all month long in the Children Service's Area

Our Children's Services team has created a self-paced, interactive indoor scavenger hunt for kids featuring 25 interesting, inspiring, and trailblazing women.

Stop by the Main Library Children's Services desk to pick up your BINGO card (pictured). Then see how many pictures of interesting women in history you can find! Once you get four in a row, return your card for a prize button or sticker.

Want more just for preschoolers? Find videos and activities for early learners »

Attend programs via Zoom and in-person in the Main Library

In person

An Evening With Women of Color Business Owners in Oak Park
Thursday, March 31, 6:30-8 pm, Main Library Veterans Room. Join us in conversation to celebrate and learn from five inspirational Oak Park women of color who own businesses in different industries. Topics include what motivates and inspires these local entrepreneurs, challenges to starting and sustaining a business, and advice for others looking to do the same. Panelists include Dima Ali, owner of Dima Jewelry Atelier + Boutique;  Marshanelle Horne APRN FNP-BC, owner of Thrive Life Wellness Center; Kisa Marx, owner of Kisakidcare home daycare (aka Kidcrew Adventures); Nzingha Nommo, owner of Afriware Books; and Kalkidan Tesfaye, owner of Addis Café.

Virtual via Zoom

An Evening With Jenny Lawson
Wednesday, March 30, 7-8 pm
. Join us for an evening with award-winning humorist Jenny Lawson as she discusses her most recent bestseller, Broken (in the Best Possible Way), and her brilliantly funny body of work. Author R. Eric Thomas (Here for It: Or, How to Save Your Soul in America) will join her in conversation.

VIRTUAL: TechGirlz Workshop: Solving Genetic Mysteries With Online Tools & Family Histories
Wednesday, March 16, 6-8 pm. Learn about the free technologies available to examine genes and visualize a family tree!

VIRTUAL: Web Concepts
Saturday, March 19, 9:30-11:30 am. This workshop is a brief introduction to how websites work, how they are built, and how to become a person who builds websites.

Explore subscription-based resources that Google can’t offer

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  • Biography Reference Bank: Discover a comprehensive collection of full-text biographies and unique narrative biographies, including a category for biographies on influential women.
  • Gale in Context: Biography: Explore authoritative biographical entries covering international figures from all time periods and areas of study, including a collection of biographies on notable women.
  • PebbleGo (preschool-grades 3) and PebbleGo Next (grades 3-5): Read the biographies of notable female artists, civil rights leaders, entertainers, politicians, scientists, and more.

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