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Women's History Month

Women's History Month

Celebrate Women's History Month at your Milwaukee Public Library!

Monday, March 14, 6-7 p.m.
Novel Ideas Book Club: The Bell Jar

Join us this month for the modern classic, The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath.  This extraordinary work chronicles the breakdown of Esther Greenwood: brilliant, beautiful, enormously talented, successful -- but slowly going under, and maybe for the last time.

Please register here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


Wednesday, March 16, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Coming to America Book Club: Good Time Party Girl

This book club approaches American identity as an evolving and ongoing conversation, using fiction and non-fiction to explore questions of identity, assimilation, language, cuisine, generational change and other aspects of life in the United States. March's selection is Good Time Party Girl by Helen Cromwell. The story of a mother, a sex worker, and entrepreneur who lived by her own rules. Helen Worley Cromwell, the granddaughter of Jewish immigrants, was born in Cicero, Indiana in 1886 and known far and wide as "Dirty Helen" because of her poetic and prolific cursing. In the 1930s, 40s, and 50s, her Milwaukee bar was a rendezvous for the famous and the infamous.

Please register here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


Tuesday, March 22, 6-7 p.m.
Book Chat with Dr. Alison Clark Efford

Need something to read? Join librarians from the Milwaukee Public Library and special guest Dr. Alison Efford as they share a list of curated books guaranteed to fill up your to-be-read pile.  Alison Clark Efford is a historian of immigration to the United States during the nineteenth century. Having grown up in New Zealand, Alison moved to Wisconsin to take a job at Marquette University. She is now a proud Milwaukeean and believes in the power of reckoning with difficult history to improve our city. Dr. Efford's latest book is Radical relationships: the Civil War-era correspondence of Mathilde Franziska Anneke.

Please register here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


Wednesday, March 23, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Small Business Success Story: Whispy Moss Events

Marybeth Schraa of Whispy Moss Events presents her local small business success story as an event planner who also offers day-of-coordinator services as well. This program will demonstrate the steps taken to create her business, any pitfalls she met along the way, how she has maintained a successful business throughout the pandemic, as well as answering any attendee questions about tricks of the trade, and more. Please join us for a fascinating look into what a successful small business looks like with a passionate entrepreneur as your guide!

Please register here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


Monday, March 28, 6-7 p.m.
Climate Action Book Club: All We Can Save: Truth, Courage, and Solutions for the Climate Crisis

Join us for a discussion of All We Can Save: Truth, Courage, and Solutions for the Climate Crisis edited by Ayana Elizabeth Johnson and Katharine K. Wilkinson. "Two powerful phenomena are simultaneously unfolding on Earth: the rise of the climate movement and the rise of women and girls. Women are on the front line of the climate-change battle and are uniquely situated to be agents of change--to find ways to mitigate the causes of global warming and adapt to its impacts on the ground. This anthology is a collection and celebration of these diverse voices, asking critical questions and providing invaluable insight and solutions. Curated by two climate leaders, this book leads us away from the brink and toward the possibility of a life-giving future."-- Provided by publisher. 

Please register here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


The Milwaukee Public Library is a Proud Community Sponsor of Real Women Have Curves as part of the
2022 Milwaukee Film Women's History Month

Real Women Have Curves
Ana is a first-generation Mexican American teenager freshly graduated from high school. Though she is eager to begin her next chapter on a full ride to Columbia University, her parents see her future differently.

Now is the time for Ana to help provide for the family, not the time for college. Torn between her academic ambitions and her cultural heritage, she agrees to work with her mother at her sister's downtown LA sewing factory. That summer her eyes are opened to the life her family leads in order to survive, and through the seamstresses on her sister’s team, what solidarity and hard work can carry when we share our true selves.

Showing Friday, March 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the Oriental Theatre (Lubar Cinema)

 

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