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Join the Miami-Dade Public Library System as we celebrate Women's History Month with a variety of programs, events, books and more that highlight the invaluable contributions made by women throughout history that shaped art, culture and science.

Women's History Month Meet & Greet

Step back in time as we meet remarkable women from history in this engaging role-playing series. Ask questions and take pictures with the featured characters and discover how their contributions helped shape the world we know today. Best for ages 6 years and up.

Miami Beach Regional Library
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Thursday, March 7
   Meet Dorothea Lange

Thursday, March 14
   Meet Billie Jean King

Thursday, March 21
   Meet Alice Guy-Blaché

Thursday, March 28
   Learn About "Icelandic Women's Day Off"

Art Exhibitions and Collections

Abstract blue artwork

Mira Lehr, Blue Mist

Women's Voices: A Journey Through Miami's Art History
Presented by the Library's Vasari Project 

Surveying the women's art movement from the 1970s to the 2000s, this exhibition focuses on artists and spaces that defined this period, featuring Kabuya P. Bowens Saffo, Rosemary Chiarlone, Susan Emery Eisenberg, Lynne Golob Gellman, Mira Lehr, Charo Oquet, Karen Rifas and Claire Jeanine Satin. Click here to explore selections from this exhibition through the Library's Digital Collections.

On view through March 31
Main Library

This exhibition was made possible through generous funding from the James L. Knight Foundation and Miami-Dade Cultural Affairs.

Abstract beige artwork

Carol Todaro, Nica 2

Women's Voices: New Perspectives in the Archives
Presented by the Library's Vasari Project

This exhibition unites the distinct voices and artistic visions of Woman Artist Archives Miami (WAAM) artists, featuring Rosemarie Chiarlone, Cara Despain, Sophia LaCroix, Mary Larsen, Susan Lee-Chun, Kerry Phillips, Johanne Rahaman, Claire Jeanine Satin, Carol Todaro, VantaBlack and Zonia Zena.

On view through March 31
Miami Beach Regional Library

This exhibition was made possible through generous funding from the James L. Knight Foundation and Miami-Dade Cultural Affairs.

Portrait of Lily Lawrence Bow

Lily Lawrence Bow

Honoring a Librarian, Poet and Police Officer
Digital Collections Blog

In honor of Women's History Month, enjoy the inspiring story of Lily Lawrence Bow, a community advocate turned librarian and police officer, whose impact to the City of Homestead is still seen to this day. Bow was not only a librarian and a police officer, but also a poet who contributed to the enrichment of literary appreciation within the community.

Read more about her contributions in this month's Digital Collections Blog.

Author Series with Katherine Reay

Join bestselling author Katherine Reay as she presents The Berlin Letters. Inspired by the true women serving in the CIA's Venona Project, The Berlin Letters takes readers on an exhilarating journey through the Cold War era while delivering a mesmerizing tale of espionage, family and the enduring human spirit. Registration is required. Ages 18 years and up.

Pinecrest Branch Library
Saturday, March 16, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Local Author Series with Nighat Naseer

Join local author Nighat Naseer as she presents her autobiography Golden Bangles Hidden Tears, a story about the cruel and unjust treatment she experienced in her homeland and how she fought to survive. Ages 18 years and up.

Pinecrest Branch Library
Monday, March 25, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Model City Branch Library
Friday, March 29, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Programs and Events

Mon, Apr 22, 1:00pm - 6:00pm
North Dade Regional
Explore your creativity through traditional hand quilting alongside folk artist Dr. Anita Jones during this three-part workshop. Registration is required. For more information, please contact the branch at 305-625-6424 or noelp@mdpls.org. Ages 19 yrs.+
This event is full

Tue, Apr 23, 1:00pm - 6:00pm
North Dade Regional
Explore your creativity through traditional hand quilting alongside folk artist Dr. Anita Jones during this three-part workshop. Registration is required. For more information, please contact the branch at 305-625-6424 or noelp@mdpls.org. Ages 19 yrs.+
This event is full

Wed, Apr 24, 1:00pm - 6:00pm
North Dade Regional
Explore your creativity through traditional hand quilting alongside folk artist Dr. Anita Jones during this three-part workshop. Registration is required. For more information, please contact the branch at 305-625-6424 or noelp@mdpls.org. Ages 19 yrs.+
This event is full