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Montgomery County Public Libraries and the Commission for Women Present Women's History Month Events

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, March 3, 2020


For Immediate Release: Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Montgomery County Public Libraries and the Commission for Women will celebrate Women's History Month throughout the month of March. The month-long celebration, "Valiant Women of the Vote: Celebrating 100 years of Women's Right to Vote" features lectures, discussions, storytimes and the Commission for Women Girl Power Contest. All events are free

Events offered at MCPL branches include:

  • Saturday May 7; 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
    Chevy Chase Library, 8005 Connecticut Avenue
    Lilly Stone - A daring woman - with author and speaker Judith Wells
    Lilly Stone inspired the first flag for Montgomery County and founded the Montgomery County Historical Society. Come learn more about this inspiring figure presented by the MC Historical Society.
  • Saturday, March 7: 1 to 2:30 p.m.
    Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Dr.
    Phillis Wheatley: The Sable Muse Speaks
    Through the Historical Interpretation of Master Storyteller Janice Curtis Greene you will gain insights to the conditions of enslavement in the North and how Phillis Wheatley rose above it.
  • Saturday, March 7: 2 to 3 p.m.
    Rockville Memorial Library, 21 Maryland Ave.
    Women in the History of Classical Guitar - Live Performance and Presentation for Women's History Month
    Dr. Candice Mowbray shares the accomplishments and contributions of women as players and composers throughout the history of the classical guitar.
  • Sunday, March 8: 2 to 3 p.m.
    Germantown Library, 19840 Century Boulevard
    The Little Woman Who Grew Up
    Learn about the challenges and rewards of Louisa May Alcott's life -- author of Little Women.
  • Monday, March 9: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
    Connie Morella Library, 7400 Arlington Road
    Women Can Level the Playing Field in Investments - Financial Literacy Session for Women
    Join us for a presentation by Suzanne McGovern, Senior Advisor at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
  • Saturday, March 14: 1 to 2 p.m.
    Olney Library, 3500 Olney-Laytonsville Road
    MUSIC, SHE WROTE - Women Songwriters of the American Songbook
    Celebrate Women's History Month with Christiana Drapkin. She and her group will perform music by women songwriters of the American Songbook.
  • Saturday, March 14: 2 to 3 p.m.
    Wheaton Library, 11701 Georgia Ave.
    Grit and Gusto: Farmerettes and Suffragettes - Women on the Homefront in WWI with Judith Welles
    Judith (Judy) Welles is a writer and former journalist who has authored local history books about the area in which she lives including "Cabin John: Legends and Life of an Uncommon Place."
  • Monday, March 16: 6:30 to 7 p.m.
    White Oak Library, 11701 New Hampshire Ave.
    Family Storytime - Girl Power! - Nontraditional Stories About Girls
    A Women's History Month storytime for young children featuring nontraditional stories about girls.
  • Saturday, March 21: 2 to 3 p.m.
    Rockville Memorial Library, 21 Maryland Ave.
    The Better Angels: Five Women Who Changed Civil War America - Celebrate Women's History Month with author Robert Plumb
    Historian Robert C. Plumb will discuss his new book "The Better Angels: Five Women Who Changed Civil War America" to be released in March 2020.
  • Saturday, March 21: 3 to 4 p.m.
    Connie Morella Library, 7400 Arlington Road
    Women in the History of Classical Guitar
    Join Dr. Candice Mowbray for a live performance and to learn about women's contributions to classical guitar.
  • Sunday, March 22: 2 to 4 p.m.
    Gaithersburg Library, 18330 Montgomery Village Ave., Second Floor, Room 1
    Deaf Author Talk - Sofia Seitchik
    Join us to celebrate Deaf Women's History Month!
  • Saturday, March 28: 1 to 3 p.m.
    Chevy Chase Library, 8005 Connecticut Ave.
    The Better Angels - 5 women who changed & were changed by the American Civil War
    Join author Robert Plumb as he discusses five remarkable women who made important contributions to the Union cause at various stages before, during, and after the American Civil War.
  • Monday, March 30: 11 a.m. to 12 noon
    Damascus Library, 9701 Main St.
    Introduction to the Maryland Women's Business Center - & Supporting Resources
    Discover how the Maryland Women's Business Center can support you through business start-up and growth!
  • Tuesday, March 31: 7 to 8:30 p.m.
    Rockville Memorial Library, 21 Maryland Ave.
    Women's Financial Series--Financial Planning 101
    MCPL and the Montgomery County Commission for Women are offering a series of financial seminars to help walk you through the ins and outs of budgeting financial planning and risk management. Jamie Lapin owner of Risk Management Group LLC will lead the seminars. Lapin, a financial planner for more than 20 years, has been featured in: Money Magazine Washington Times Chicago Tribune WTTG Fox 5 News Channel 8 Ladies Home Journal Washington Woman and Proactive Advisor magazine. Financial Planning 101: Do you know the difference between a stock and a bond? Do you recognize the need to invest to beat inflation but are scared due to the volatility of the market? Learn the basics of financial planning term and tools to equip yourself with the knowledge you need to succeed financially. Registration here. This session will be held in the 2nd floor meeting room.
    Montgomery County Commission for Women event:
    Fourth Annual Girl Power Contest:  The Montgomery County Commission for Women invite residents to participate in the annual contest. County residents ages 5 to 105 are encouraged to submit a short story, poem, or drawing that addresses the following question: As we commemorate the 100th anniversary of women's right to vote, what barriers do you think still exist for women and girls and how can you help break them?

For more information and to submit contest entries online, go to 2020 Girl Power Contest. Entries also can be submitted by email cfwinfo@montgomerycountymd.gov or mailed to:  2020 Girl Power Contest, Montgomery County Commission for Women, 21 Maryland Avenue, Suite 330, Rockville, MD 20850.  

For more information about MCPL Women' History Month events, visit the MCPL website.

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Release ID: 20-068
Media Contact: Judy StilesĀ 240-777-6536