Celebrate Women's History Month

Posted By:  Liz Goodrich
Date Posted:  3/1/2007

Throughout the month of March, celebrate Women’s History Month at Deschutes Public Libraries. Three programs are planned, each highlighting the life of an exceptional woman. The programs are free and open to the public.

Bend Public Library, Saturday, March 3, 2:00 p.m.
The History and Mystery of Sacagawea

Sisters Public Library, Saturday, March 10, 2:00 p.m.
Frida Kahlo: Mexican Artist – World Icon

Redmond Public Library, Saturday, March 17, 2:00 p.m.
Louisa May Alcott: The True Life of one of the "Little Women"

The series kicks on at the Bend Public Library with a program titled, “The History and Mystery of Sacagawea.” Presenter, Crystal McCage, Assistant Professor at COCC, says that Sacagawea, a member of the Lewis and Clark expedition, continues to capture our imagination because “the myth has eclipsed the reality.” The second presentation in the series is titled “Frida Kahlo: Mexican Artist – World Icon,” and will be presented at the Sisters Public Library by University of Oregon Research Associate Stephanie Wood. During her presentation, Wood will examine how and why Kahlo became a modern icon whose self-portraits are known around the world. The series concludes with a presentation titled “Louisa May Alcott: The True Life of one of the Little Women,” presented by COCC English Professor, Stacey Donohue. During her presentation, Donohue will explore the life of Alcott, and revisit Little Women in new ways.

For more information about the series or other library programs, please call 312-1032.

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