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Look What's in Large Print April 2013

Women in Science & Technology

The 2013 theme for National Women's History Month is "Women Inspiring Through Imagination: Celebrating Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics." In that spirt, check out some of the following titles acknowledging the tremendous contributions of women to science and technology throughout history:

Jocelyn Elders, M.D.: from sharecropper's daughter to surgeon general of the United States of America by Joycelyn Elders and David Chanoff — Jocelyn Elders, pediatrician, public health administrator & the first woman Surgeon General of the United States

Beautiful: the life of Hedy Lamarr by Stephen Michael Shearer — Hedy Lamarr, actress, scientist, inventor & mathematician

Miss Leavitt's stars: the untold story of the woman who discovered how to measure the universe by George Johnson — Henrietta Swan Leavitt, groundbreaking American astronomer

Time Was...Time Is... March 2013

Woman Suffrage Parade of 1913

This year is the 100th anniversary of the Woman Suffrage Parade organized by the suffragist Alice Paul. On March 3, 1913 more than 5,000 participants - including such notables as Helen Keller - marched down Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C. in support of granting women the right to vote. However, it wasn't until August 26, 1920, with the passage of the 19th Amendment, that American women finally attained that goal.

One woman, one vote [videodisc] by an Educational Film Center production for the American Experience ; WGBH Educational Foundation ; WGBH Boston ; written and produced by Ruth Pollak ; co-producer and writer, Felicia M. Widmann

Generations [videodisc]: American women win the vote by Vote 70 Project, Inc

25 Extraordinary Women

Celebrate Women's History Month by reading about one of the fascinating women below.
 

Madam Secretary by Madeleine Albright, with Bill Woodward — Madeleine Albright, Ambassador, first woman to become United States Secretary of State

 

 

Arbella: England's lost queen by Sarah Gristwood — Arbella, English Renaissance noblewoman

 

 

 

Eighty days: Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland's history- making race around the world by Matthew Goodman — Nellie Bly, American journalist

 

 

 

Book Club Choices March 2013

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day (March 17), think about reading an Irish author or about Irish history.

American skin: a novel by Ken Bruen

Skippy dies by Paul Murray

Minding Frankie by Maeve Binchy

I'll know it when I see it: a daughter's search for home in Ireland by Alice Carey

Anybody out there? by Marian Keyes

Native American Dancers for Mother Earth

Celebrate Mother Earth with authentic Native American Dancers led by Reg Pettibone. To wrap up our week-long Earth Week activities, we welcome the Native American Dancers who will entertain us in a very special way on Saturday, April 27 at 2:00 PM. Everyone is welcome to see the beautiful, colorful costumes and the outstanding dance moves that praise our planet.

Hurrah for Hollywood!

Sunday, February 24 is the 85th Oscar Awards.  Brush up on your film history with...

The Hollywood sign: fantasy and reality of an American icon by Leo Braudy

Pictures at a revolution: five movies and the birth of the new Hollywood by Mark Harris

The big screen: the story of the movies by David Thomson

The inventor and the tycoon: a Gilded Age murder and the birth of moving pictures by Edward Ball

Treasures from American film archives [videodisc]: 50 preserved films by producer, National Film Preservation Foundation ; curator, Scott Simmon ; music curator, Martin Marks

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