Women's History Month Programming

March is Women’s History Month. Denver Public Library will recognize women with books and programs throughout the month. Women’s history is human history, and just as old. There are many advances towards gender equity, bodily autonomy, and changing ideas about gender to celebrate along the way. It's also a time to think about a positive future, where gender can be expressed freely in a range of forms. History informs the future and we hope for a future of nonbinary and trans visibility, a future that is intersectional, accessible, and inclusive of all identities. How can you celebrate women this month? 

Let’s honor those who have come before, like the namesakes of Denver Public Library branches Dr. Justina Ford, Pauline Robinson, and Sarah Platt Decker. You can also browse historical photos online in our Digital Collections. Expand your historical horizons with some of our Women’s History Month programming. 

Women have always been healers, workers, and caregivers across cultures. Please visit The Essential Women Photo Gallery in recognition of the healing and hope women have provided throughout history. As the late, great bell hooks says, Feminism is For Everybody, and it is a broad inclusive movement at its best. 

Another way to celebrate is by thinking about what gender equity looks like in the future. 

Tell us about a woman who has inspired you in the past or present, and share your hopes for a better future! Find more reading suggestions and programs at denverlibrary.org/womenshistorymonth

Written by Lily on March 2, 2022