Women's History Month

Celebrate the contributions of women to history and contemporary society throughout March with these fun, challenging and informative free library events.

Upcoming events

Thursday 4 March
Nottinghamshire Libraries will host a free event with Nottingham Trent Uni lecturer Stephanie Palmer. 'Transatlantic Footholds' will explore the influence of US women writers in early 20th century UK. Places are limited, booking required.

Saturday 6 March
Norfolk Libraries' talk, 'WWII East Anglia: American Women at War', will use archive images of the Women's Army Corps to explore the lives of US women on American air bases in World War Two.

Monday 8 March
Worcestershire Libraries will hold an inspirational panel talk featuring four businesswomen, aimed at empowering women to start-up success. 

Norfolk Libraries will put on a special International Women's Day Storytime.

Tuesday 9 March
Lambeth Libraries are joined by author Naomi Clifford who will discuss her book, 'The Murder of Mary Ashford'. 

Wednesday 10 March
Lambeth Libraries host author Stella Dadzie who will discuss her book, 'A Kick in the Belly: Women, Slavery and Resistance'.

Join Norfolk Libraries for an exploration of the roles and experiences of women in society as portrayed in the Picture Norfolk photographic collections.

Thursday 11 March

Brent Libraries invite you to explore the fascinating stories of the English women who crossed the Channel to engage in the French Revolution. This lecture delivered by actor, writer and speaker Karin Fernald will be illustrated by paintings, portraits and caricatures by both French and English artists of the day.

Tuesday 16 March

Lambeth Libraries host a discussion from Peace Adzo Medie about her latest novel, 'His Only Wife'.

Chat about the best in classic and contemporary fiction and non fiction with the team from the American Library in Norfolk in the HerStory book club.

Thursday 18 March

Harrow Libraries are joined by author Melissa Morgan, who will share her journey as a woman in literature and show you how to turn your idea into a compelling first draft.

Monday 22 March

The American Library in Norfolk will be reading from 'Upright Women Wanted' by Sarah Gailey and 'Bad Feminist Essays' by Roxane Gay.

Friday 26 March

Wiltshire Libraries have two quizzes about famous women through history - one for children and one for adults. Results will be revealed at 7 pm on 26 March.

Ongoing activities

East Sussex Libraries want to change the perception of what a scientist looks like. They have invited women with a STEM background who work for East Sussex County Council to talk to them about what science means to them in a series of illuminating videos.

Lancashire Libraries and Pendle Radicals are exploring Ethel Carnie's novel 'This Slavery' in a series of podcasts, created for the BBC Novels That Shaped Our World project funded by Arts Council England.

Brighton and Hove Libraries are featuring brilliant videos on their Facebook page throughout the month, including Carol Ann Duffy performing her poem, 'Forest'.