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March 5, 2024


Andrea Castillo

(301) 699-3500 x6158

Women’s History Month features arts, cultural, STEM events at the Library

Largo, Maryland – The Prince George’s County Memorial Library System (PGCMLS) is hosting more than two dozen programs to celebrate Women’s History Month in March 2024, with many that celebrate the important role of women in the arts, culture, society, and STEM, including a virtual author event with María Alejandra Barrios Vélez and her upcoming book “The Waves Take You Home” co-presented with the Prince George’s County Office of Human Rights (PGCOHR), a virtual discussion with the Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis co-presented with PGCOHR and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), an “Ask Granny” genealogy workshop presented by the Prince George’s County Chapter of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, a virtual event with author Robert Plumb to discuss his book “The Better Angels: Five Women Who Changed Civil War America” a presentation for children by the American Chemistry Society, and more.
“This March, PGCMLS celebrates Women's History through its exciting and educational events for all ages. In doing so, the library system continues to contribute to the ongoing movement for gender equality and social justice,” said Rachel Zukowski, program services manager for PGCMLS. “Check out the variety of events that include stories, discussions, crafts, films, and an exhibit that bolster women’s voices and experiences.”

From March 15 to 30, the Greenbelt Branch Library will also host “Frances Perkins: The Woman Behind the New Deal,” a traveling exhibit highlighting the life and accomplishments of Frances Perkins, Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Secretary of Labor, who played a major role in shaping the New Deal era and was the first woman to hold a Cabinet position. The six-panel display is being loaned to PGCMLS by the Frances Perkins Center and will be available to view during open branch hours. 

Women’s History Month events hosted by PGCMLS include: 

Ready 2 Read programs (Ages 3-5)

Thursday, March 7 at 10:30 am: Women's History Month Ready 2 Read Storytime, Bladensburg Branch Library 
Thursday, March 21 at 10:30 am: Ready 2 Read STEM, Largo-Kettering Branch Library 
Saturday, March 23 at 11 am: Ready 2 Read Art, Bowie Branch Library

School-age programs (Ages 5-12)

Tuesday, March 5 at 1 pm: Story Explorers: Celebrate Women's History Month, Oxon Hill Branch Library
Thursday, March 14 at 4:30 pm: Kids Create: Women's History Button Makerspace, Spauldings Branch Library
Saturday, March 16 at 1 pm: Crafternoon: Celebrate Women's History, Oxon Hill Branch Library
Monday, March 18 at 4 pm: Kids Create: Sally Ride, Laurel Branch Library
Tuesday, March 19 at 4 pm: Crafternoon: Celebrate Women's History, Hillcrest Heights Branch Library
Wednesday, March 20 at 6 pm: Crafternoon: The Art of Alma Thomas, Upper Marlboro Branch Library 
Tuesday, March 26 at 12:30 pm: Crafternoon: Kids Coloring Club - Women's History Month, Glenarden Branch Library 
Tuesday, March 26 at 4 pm: Story Explorers | Explorando los cuentos: Hilma af Klint, Hyattsville Branch Library
Saturday, March 30 at 1 pm: Get a Charge Out of Chemistry - Presented by the American Chemical Society, Bowie Branch Library

Programs for kids to adults

Thursday, March 14 at 4 pm: Crafternoon: Women Making Herstory!, Hillcrest Heights Branch Library 

Programs for teens and adults

Tuesday, March 26 at 6:30 pm: Robert C. Plumb presents “The Better Angels: Five Women Who Changed Civil War America", Virtual 
Wednesday, March 27 at 12:30 pm: Film: "Barbie" (PG-13), Glenarden Branch Library 

Programs for adults

Monday, March 4 at 7 pm: With Pen in Hand, Virtual 
Wednesday, March 6 at 5 pm: Movie Screening and Discussion: "Barbie" (PG-13), Beltsville Branch Library
Wednesday, March 6 at 6:30 pm: Writers' Group: Write Like a Woman, Virtual  
Friday, March 8 at 12:30 pm: Craft and Create: Sip and Sketch, Bowie Branch Library 
Wednesday, March 13 at 7 pm: Book Discussion: "Lady Tan’s Circle of Women" by Lisa See, Virtual 
Thursday, March 14 at 2 pm: Social Justice in Community: "Black Women and Prenatal Care" with Asiah Gayfield - Co-presented with the Prince George's County Office of Human Rights and the University of Maryland, Virtual 
Thursday, March 14 at 7 pm: "The Waves Take You Home" with author María Alejandra Barrios Vélez-Co-presented with the Prince George’s County Office of Human Rights, Virtual 
Saturday, March 16 at 1 pm: Ask Granny - Presented by the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, Prince George’s County Chapter, Oxon Hill Branch Library 
Tuesday, March 19 at 6:30 pm: Solidarity Stories: Community Led Book Discussion - “Parable of the Sower” by Octavia Butler, Mixt Food Hall, 3809 Rhode Island Ave, Brentwood, MD 20722 
Monday, March 25 at 4 pm: Movie Matinee: "Barbie" (PG-13), Laurel Branch Library  
Monday, March 25 at 7 pm: Empowering Voices: Women's History Month Discussion with the Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis - Co-presented with the Prince George's County Office of Human Rights and the EEOC, Virtual
Wednesday, March 27 at 1 pm: Base Camp: Veterans Information and Resource Sessions - Women's History Month, Virtual 

Additional resources 

Looking for resources to dive into genealogical research, explore your family history, comb through public records, and more? Check out HeritageQuest Online (ProQuest) or Ancestry (ProQuest). (Note: Ancestry is only available to users in PGCMLS branches; no remote access.) 

Celebrate Women’s History Month through cinema with Kanopy, an online video streaming platform, access available for free with a library card, with more than 26,000 movies, documentaries, and indie and foreign films from hundreds of producers including The Criterion Collection, The Great Courses, Kino Lorber, PBS, and thousands of independent filmmakers. Users may stream up to 10 videos per month.

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About the Prince George’s County Memorial Library System

The Prince George’s County Memorial Library System (PGCMLS) helps customers discover and define opportunities that shape their lives. The Library serves the 967,000+ residents of Prince George’s County, Maryland through 19 branch libraries, a 24/7 online library, and pop-up services throughout the community. PGCMLS is a responsive and trusted community-driven organization. Programs, services, and outreach activities serve book lovers, immigrants and refugees, job seekers, children, young professionals, seniors, and families alike. PGCMLS is the recipient of the 2021 Urban Libraries Council Top Innovator Award for Workforce and Economic Development. Learn more at