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Women's History Month: Home


March is Women's History Month

March is Women's History Month, a time to reflect on and celebrate the contributions of women, who through the course of time have been underrepresented. The library has put together this guide to showcase just a few of the many resources available in the library and online.

Events and Studies in U.S. Women's History

Cover art American Women's History

Biographies, Autobiographies, Memoirs

Cover Art Jane Crow
Cover Art Fire!!

Fiction, Poetry and Folktales

Arts, Sports, and Entertainment

Children's Books

Cover of the book Before She Was Harriet
Cover of the book The Oldest Student.
Cover of the book Hidden Figures
Cover of the book R-E-S-P-E-C-T
Cover of the book Classified
Cover of the book Finish the Fight
Cover of the book Change Sings by Amanda Gorman.
Brown Girl Dreaming
Cover of the book The Water Lady
Cover of the book Ruth Objects
Cover of the book Dancing Hands
Cover of the book the Proudest Blue


Playlists from Naxos Music Library

A great selection of classical, opera, and more by women composers. Use the buttons in the player to start and control the music. 

You may be prompted to sign in with your R-MC credentials depending on your location and network connection.

Cover art for Oliver Twist soundtrack a boy running

Contemporary Women Composers - Naxos Music Library. Over three hours of music!

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Historical Women Composers - Naxos Music Library. Over three hours of music!

Spotify Playlist for Women's History Month


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Women's History - Media

The Ascent of Woman: A 10,000 Year Story title banner from film series

The Ascent of Woman: A 10,000 Year Story

"In this four-part series, Dr. Amanda Foreman traverses countries and continents to uncover and interrogate key stories of the strong, radical and revolutionary women that have made and changed the course of human history from 10,000 BC to the present day. The Ascent of Woman argues that the history of women isn’t a straight line from Eve’s apple to Margaret Sanger’s Pill. Instead, over the past ten thousand years it has veered wildly between extremes of freedom and oppression, inclusion and exclusion. The reason is that the status of women is a barometer of a society’s tolerance, fairness and openness. A poor record on women’s rights goes hand-in-hand with low economic output and high levels of violence. For the next economic cycle to be the age of full participation, there has to be a woman-led revolution that unleashes the potential of all individuals. At stake are the goals of autonomy, authority, and agency for all women."

Virginia Women in History Digital Trails

Click a location on the map and then the link in the description.

"You can visit (virtually or in-person) sites associated with history-making women across the state through our Virginia Women in History Digital Trails" -- Library of Virginia, and the American Evolution, Virginia’s 2019 Commemoration.




Take part in helping to preserve women's history resources by transcribing documents from the past.