Tahoe-Truckee Lib Loop: March is Women’s History Month
Special to the Sun-Bonanza
The month of March declared as Women’s History Month had its origins as a national celebration in 1981 when Congress passed Pub. L. 97-28, which authorized and requested the President to proclaim the week beginning March 7, 1982, as “Women’s History Week.”
Throughout the next five years, Congress continued to pass joint resolutions designating a week in March as “Women’s History Week.” In 1987 after being petitioned by the National Women’s History Project, Congress passed Pub. L. 100-9, which designated the month of March 1987 as “Women’s History Month.”
Between 1988 and 1994, Congress passed additional resolutions requesting and authorizing the President to proclaim March of each year as Women’s History Month.
Since 1995, Presidents Clinton, Bush and Obama have issued a series of annual proclamations designating the month of March as “Women’s History Month.”
This year’s theme is Honoring Trailblazing Women in Labor and Business” — honoring women who have successfully challenged the role of women in both business and the paid labor force. Women have always worked, but often their work has been undervalued and unpaid.
Some noteworthy books available at your local community library”
“Rad American Women A-Z: Rebels, Trailblazers, and Visionaries Who Shaped Our History” by Kate Schatz
“Own It: The Power Of Women At Work” by Sallie Krawcheck
“Leading From The Front: No Excuse Leadership Tactics For Women” by Angie Morgan and Courtney Lynch
“We Should All Be Feminists” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
“I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark” by Debbie Levy
Sierra Nevada College:
Poet and memoirist Brian Turner will read from his memoir and poetry collections on Friday evening, March 3. Brian will also facilitate a Saturday workshop from 10 a.m. to noon, March 4.
Incline Village Library:
March 1, 4-5 p.m. Family Story Time.
March 2, 11:15 a.m. Toddler Story Time.
March 3, 2-4 p.m. Lifescapes — a senior memoir writing class.
March 7, 4 p.m. Hour of Code. Come use NCLabs coding program to advance or begin your coding skills.
March 8, 2 p.m. Seniors to Seniors. Seniors helping Seniors with technology. If you need help bring your iPhone, laptop or tablet.
Kings Beach Library:
March 7, 10:30-11 a.m. Preschool Storytime. Join the fun as we explore “Opposites.” Books, songs and a craft.
March 11, SnowFest! Parade in Kings Beach. Please walk with us in the parade! Meet at the library at 11:15. Hand out children’s books and enjoy the fun of being in a parade. After the parade, stop by the library for our annual Snowhat? Building contest. Prizes, free books for kids, coffee for adults.
Join our Book Group! Our March selection, to honor Women’s History month, is “Reading Lolita in Tehran” by Azar Nafisi.
Truckee Library Storytimes: Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Toddler Time, for ages 18 months to 3 years; Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. Babes in Bookland, for ages 6 months to 2 years; • Thursdays at 11:30 a.m. Preschool Stories, for ages 3 and up. Join Stay & Play for a half-hour after each Storytime.
The Read Up! Adult literacy program based at the Truckee Library is constantly in need of community volunteers interested in becoming literacy/ESL tutors. Please call Rolann at 530-575-7030 for more details.
Betts Markle is Library Director at Sierra Nevada College. Visit http://www.sierranevada.edu to learn more.