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Books to Celebrate Women's History Month

Books to celebrate Women's History Month

Women’s History Month is a great opportunity to celebrate the lives and achievements of trailblazing women and girls throughout history, in the present day and all over the world. It can also be a time to reflect on both the progress made and the battles left to fight. What “glass ceilings” are still left to shatter? Who is being represented and whose stories still need to be told? Get inspired by women from all walks of life with the diverse collections available at your libraries.

Black History Month 2022

Black History Month

Black History Month (or African American History Month) is celebrated annually in February. It was first created by historian Carter G. Woodson as a week-long event in 1926. Encompassing the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass, it highlighted the many achievements that had been made by Black Americans since emancipation. Whether you’re looking for fictional characters or real-life heroes who look like you or you want to learn more about history, the Library has some great options!

Zora Neale Hurston's Birthday

Happy Birthday Zora Neale Hurston

Zora Neale Hurston was born on January 7, 1891. After her mother’s death in 1904, Hurston relocated from Central Florida to Jacksonville where she grew, lived, worked, played and loved in Florida’s largest city. A central figure in the Harlem Renaissance, her work celebrated African American culture in the rural South.

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