We celebrate Women's History Month to recognize the achievements and contributions of women in history and today. 


A Conversation with Ruth E. Carter: Interweaving Tradition & Imagination Through Costume Design

Wednesday, March 20
7 p.m.
Virtual Event

Join us for a special event with Ruth E. Carter, the first Black person to win an Oscar (let alone two!) for Best Costume Design. She won her first Academy Award for the movie Black Panther.


TAP: the Art Project - Pacita Abad

Wednesday, March 21
1 p.m.
Grades 3-5

Learn about painter and trapunto artist, Pacita Abad. After the lesson, we'll explore color, and pattern as we create our own masterworks inspired by Abad.

The War In My Kitchen: Food Rationing and Life on the Home Front During WWII

Thursday, March 28
7 - 8 p.m.

Travel back to the early 1940s for a peek inside the pantries, recipe books, and lunch boxes of the WII home front, where women were fighting the war from their kitchens and factory floors.

Celebrate Online


National Women's History Museum

The National Women's History Museum’s current exhibit, “Educational Equality and Title IX: A History of Women’s Access to Education in the United States,” can be viewed online, along with other exhibits Breaking In: Women in STEM, Fashioning Yourself!, The Women of NASA, and more! 


American Women's History Museum Collections

Take a look at the American Women’s History Museum collections that include lego Sally Ride, the first official maternity uniform for pregnant pilots, and signs from the Women’s March on Washington.


Fly With Me, PBS Documentary

Fly With Me tells the story of the pioneering young women who became flight attendants at a time when single women were unable to order a drink, eat alone in a restaurant, own a credit card or get a prescription for birth control.” Watch the new PBS documentary that just aired in February 2024! Find more available films via the American Experience, which are always available and constantly updated.


National Women's History Alliance

Learn the mission of the National Women’s History Alliance and watch one of their upcoming events that include Q and As, research webinars, and networking programs. Educators can also find resource and collection kits to help in the classroom or at home.


PBS - Strong Female Characters

Looking for a new comfort show? Trying to fill the void after your favorite show just ended? Check out PBS’s list that features Strong Female Characters! Put many of these shows on hold via the app or by calling, or check out a Roku to try something new!


National Park Service

The National Park Service highlights women’s history year round, with different parks celebrating the stories of women who have paved the way around the United States.


Marian Anderson Performance, Lincoln Memorial, 1939

After being barred from performing at Constitution Hall, Marian Anderson performed in front of the Lincoln Memorial on Easter Sunday, 1939. Watch her incredible performance and learn her story in this episode of Voice of Freedom, Turbulent Times Turned an Artist into a Hero.


A Mighty Girl

A Mighty Girl was created to help empower and inspire others through books, music, toys, and movies! Its book lists celebrate science-loving mighty girls, black mighty girls, and mighty women in politics. Its blog helps parents find materials and information to teach their girls how to build confidence and learn about the world around them.

celebrate your family

Search over newspaper articles, census records, and more through the library’s access to HeritageQuest Online or MyHeritage Library Edition. Two versions of MyHeritage are available, with different access being granted based on whether you’re searching within the library or outside the library. 

Research the incredible women in your family by searching our catalog for genealogy resources.

The National Archives have created the Pathfinder for Women’s History Research that includes journals, anthologies, and archival guides to the collection.

Research Women of the Five Wars and find other military records through the Library of Congress and our library subscription to Ancestry Library. Library of Congress records can be searched anywhere, but you must be in the library to utilize our subscription to Ancestry Library.

For more information or questions email ATS@dglibrary.org.