Women’s History Month at Guthrie Memorial

March is Women’s History Month! The National Women’s History Alliance has chosen this year’s theme as “Women Providing Healing, Promoting Hope”—a tribute to the sacrifices of caregivers and healthcare workers during the Covid-19 Pandemic, and the long legacy of women as healers. For more information on the NWHA and what they do, check out their website here. 

Want to learn about the impact that women have made on medicine? Try these:

Headstrong: 52 Women Who Changed Science – and the World, by Rachel Swaby, tells the story of 52 women that made an impact on biology, genetics, and medicine, and other scientific fields. To learn more or place a hold on this book, click here.

In Women in White Coats by Olivia Campbell, you’ll learn about the lives and careers of Elizabeth Blackwell, Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, and Sophia Jex-Blake as they change the face of medicine and revolutionize women’s healthcare. This audiobook is available to you through Hoopla.

Or try Daring Women Doctors: Physicians In The 19th Century, a 2020 PBS documentary on the hidden history of women in medicine. Also available through Hoopla.

How much do you know about Women’s History? 
Test your knowledge with the quiz below and discover some new books about 5 women who made history!
2022 Women’s History Month Display, located in the Children’s Department.
Want to learn more? Browse our nonfiction section for these call numbers: 
Women’s History: 305.4
Women’s Rights: 324.6
Women Inventors: 609.2
Women in Sports: 796
Collective Biographies: 920.1
Or let a member of the library staff know what you’re looking for and they’ll be happy to help!
Looking for some books to read with your child this Women’s History Month? 
Browse our full Women’s History Booklist. Or come visit us any time this March to explore our Women’s History Month display!

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