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March is Women's History Month


women's historyWomen's History Programs and Reading Recommendations  

March is "Women’s History Month." Here are some upcoming programs at the library and classic books by or about women.

For more information about Women's History Month, please see a Children's or Adult Services Librarian.
 

LIBRARY PROGRAMS

Abigail-AdamsAbout My Wife, Abigail Adams, the First Modern American Woman

Tuesday, March 6, 7 – 8 PM
 
John Adams, portrayed by the renowned re-enactor George Baker,  talks with admiration, humor and affection about his wife. Abigail Adams helped found the new nation and raised their son John Quincy Adams to become president. He will relay the stories of their romance, challenges and accomplishments and perform historical songs.
 

Maya_AngelouCelebrating the Great Works of Maya Angelou

Monday, March 12, 7 – 8:30 PM
 
Instructor: Natasha Nurse, Adjunct Professor, Nassau Community College
 
In honor of Women’s History Month, we celebrate one of the greatest poets and African-American thinkers of our time. Maya Angelou, has touched the hearts and minds of people of many backgrounds. Registration begins March 1.
 

 

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THE SCHUYLER SISTERS AND THE HAMILTON MUSICAL

Thursday, March 22: 7 – 8:30 PM
 
Presenter: Rick Feingold, History degree, Rutgers University
 
Four daughters of wealthy General Philip Schuyler ran away to elope with rich men. But one, Elizabeth Schuyler, married the penniless orphan and immigrant Alexander Hamilton for love. This program features music from the Broadway musical Hamilton. A handout contains detailed instructions about how to get tickets to see Hamilton. Registration begins March 1.

agatha-christieAgatha Christie, the Bestselling Novelist of All Time and Her Eccentric Detective Hercule Poirot

Thursday, April 12: 1 – 3:30 PM  
 
Presenter: Playwright, Author and Lecturer Angelo Parra.
    
Examine the life and multi-faceted work of Agatha Christie and the career of her most popular detective character with audiovisual presentations and a screening of "Appointment with Death," starring Poirot interpreter David Suchet.

See also Our Friends of the Library page for other programs.

jane-austenCheer from Chawton: A Jane Austen Family Theatrical

April 22: 2 PM
 
Written and performed by Karen Eterovich
 
In the tradition of home theatricals held during her childhood, Jane Austen has prepared an entertainment for her family in which her siblings are to take part with her. But her family has played a trick on her: they have left Jane to tackle an unrehearsed solo performance. They quiz her on her life,writing and the inspiration behind her work. These serve as the springboard for a most enjoyable afternoon including excerpts from Austen’s novels, letters and childhood writings. Q&A follows the program.
 
Some audience members will be asked to participate in limited roles. A female aged anywhere from 16 – 30, and a man in his 50s can come at 1 PM to see if you will be given a role to play! Doors to the Fielding Room open 15 minutes before the performance.


Adult Fiction Classics Adult General Fiction Adult Nonfiction (Biographies) Books for Kids

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Adult Fiction: The Classics

Emma

Jane Austen


 

My Antonia

Willa Cather


 

Middlemarch

George Eliot


 

The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter

Carson McCullers


 

The Bluest Eye

Toni Morrison


 

The Age of Innocence

Edith Wharton

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Adult Fiction: General

 

The POWER

Naomi Alderman


 

The Handmaid's Tale

Margaret Atwood



Started Early, Took My Dog

Kate Atkinson


 

Caleb's Crossing

Geraldine Brooks


 

The Grief of Others

Leah Hager Cohen


 

A Visit from the Goon Squad

Jennifer Egan


 

Ten Thousand Saints

Eleanor Henderson


 

Great House

Nicole Krauss


 

Ghost Lights

Lydia Millet


 

The Tiger’s Wife

Téa Obreht


 

State of Wonder

Ann Patchett


 

A Trick of the Light

Louise Penny


 

Swamplandia

Karen Russell


 

Doc

Mary Doria Russell


 

So Much for That

Lionel Shriver


 

Stone Arabia

Dana Spiotta


 

Salvage the Bones

Jesmyn Ward

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Adult Nonfiction: Biographies and Memoirs

 

Emma Lazarus

Esther Schor
 


Cecelia and Fanny: The Remarkable Friendship Between an Escaped Slave and Her Former Mistress

Brad Asher
 


COCO CHANEL: AN INTIMATE LIFE

LISA CHANEY


 

A Life in Motion: A Memoir

Florence Howe
 


 

The Woman Who Could Not Forget: Iris Chang Before and Beyond The Rape of Nanking

Ying-Ying Chang
 


 

 

And This Is The Light

Lea Goldberg; Barbara Harshav, trans.
 


 

Agatha Christie, an Autobiography

Agatha Christie


 

Juliette Gordon Low: The Remarkable Founder of the Girl Scouts

Stacy A. Cordery


 

Clover Adams: A Gilded and Heartbreaking Life

Natalie Dykstra


 

My Year with Eleanor: A Memoir

Noelle Hancock


 

The Wilder Life: My Adventures in the Lost World of Little House on the Prairie

Wendy McClure


 

A Train in Winter: An Extraordinary Story of Women, Friendship, and Resistance in Occupied France

Caroline Moorehead


 

Radioactive : Marie & Pierre Curie, a Tale of Love and Fallout

Lauren Redniss


 

Hedy's Folly: The Life and Breakthrough Inventions of Hedy Lamarr, the Most Beautiful Woman in the World

Richard Rhodes


 

No Higher Honor: A Memoir of My Years in Washington

Condoleezza Rice

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princess knightBooks for Kids

 

The PRINCESS KNIGHT

CORNELIA FUNKE

 

Women Explorers: Perils, Pistols, and Petticoats

Julie Cummins


 

Annie Jump Cannon, Astronomer

Carole Gerber


 

A Stranger At Home: A True Story

Christy Jordan-Fenton


 

In the Bag!: Margaret Knight Wraps It Up

Monica Kulling


 

Wheels of Change: How Women Rode the Bicycle to Freedom (With a Few Flat Tires Along the Way)

Sue Macy


 

Cleopatra: Serpent of the Nile

Mary Fisk Pack


 

First Girl Scout: The Life of Juliette Gordon Low

Ginger Wadsworth


 

Jazz Age Josephine

Jonah Winter

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