Women's History Month

National Women's History Month

Celebrate Women’s History by discovering more about some of the many women who have helped shape our world.  To get you started, here are some links to resources, both in the library and beyond.

Access the Biography in Context database and choose “Browse People” and then the category “Notable Women” to view a list 138 women with remarkable achievements.  In addition to the biographies, each entry includes a collection of multimedia content, reference materials, and news articles.

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Genealogy Research & the Female Line: Women's History Month

Genealogy research is often challenging, and one of the biggest stumbling blocks that researchers face is tracing female lines.  In order to research further back in a female ancestor’s line, you need to discover her maiden name and her parents’ names.  This is difficult because, especially the further back in history you get, few transactions, legal or commercial, were recorded in a woman’s name.  Vital records, often the most revealing sources of direct evidence in genealogy research, were not typically required to be recorded across the U.S.  until the early part of the 20th century, as you can see if you consult this list of links entitled “Where to Write for Vital Records” compiled ...

Come to TGIF Programs' "Celebration of Women's Art" This Friday!

Please join us on Friday, March 8th at 10:30 am at the Marge Jacobson Meeting Room as we celebrate Women’s History Month. Meredith Layton, Young Adult Librarian at Freeman Branch Library, will talk to us about works of art created by women which can be viewed in the Houston area.

Light refreshments are provided by the Friends of Freeman Library. Please contact the Reference Desk at (281) 488-1906 or visit us on the Second Floor for more information.

Flickr CCL'ARTISTE | Photo by: Sergiobello

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Adult Crafts-to-Go Celebrates Women's History Month

The March Adult “Crafts-to-Go!” program is now available. In honor of Women’s History Month, we are making yarn dolls like the one seen on the right. The yarn doll project can be made anywhere. All materials needed are included within the bag, compliments of the Friends of Freeman Library, while supplies last.

Please contact the Clear Lake City-County Freeman Branch Library at 16616 Diana Lane, Houston, TX 77062 or at 281-488-1906 regarding any questions.
 

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The Oscars and Women's History Month

The two subjects in the title of this blog entry have more than a little in common this morning. For the first time in the history of the Academy Awards – 82 years! – a woman won for Best Director. Kathryn Bigelow took home the Oscar for Best Director for The Hurt Locker, the drama about a bomb unit in wartime Iraq. The Hurt Locker was also named Best Picture.

If you’d like to check out some other work by this director…

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