Reviews and Blog Posts: Women

A year of Biblical womanhood : how a liberated woman found herself sitting on her roof, covering her head, and calling her husband "master"?

by Rachel Held Evans

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If you’re a woman of faith, how should you live your life?  Rachel Held Evans decided to try a brave experiment to find some answers for herself.  Rachel spent an entire year living “Biblical Womanhood.”  Rachel took some teachings from the bible to put into practice in her own life. ...

Where'd you go, Bernadette

by Maria Semple

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Wow, this is the best book I’ve "read" in a long time.  I guess I didn't really read it, I listened to the Audiobook on CD.

Women's Open Lab

woman working on computer

Women of Denver, are you looking for a safe place to create? Connect? Work? Practice? Learn? Build? Collaborate? Discover?

Check out the Community Technology Center's weekly Women's Open Lab! We provide:

Internet access, Microsoft Office 2007 (Word, Excel & PowerPoint) and highly skilled staff available to assist with:
   - Resume writing & job searching
   - Basic computer skills
   - Email
   - Internet searching
   - Social networking

One writer's imagination : the fiction of Eudora Welty

by Suzanne Marrs

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If you write, let Welty school you. If you don't write, read the book for courage and begin. Marrs provides selections from Welty's personal correspondence, writings and interviews. I only regret not reading Marrs' biography on Welty first.

Book Something Healthy, Just For You!

Women full of life! Courtesy of National Women's Health Week

National Women's Health Week runs from May 12th - May 18th, but it doesn't stop there.  As the days, and weeks, and months of our busy lives go by, we face choices about health all the time.

Will we ride the bike, or drive the car?  Will we run back in and grab those sunglasses before heading out for the day?  How about the sunscreen?  Will it be a night out with friends, or a stop by the gym on the way home?  Will we squeeze in one more episode of NCIS reruns, or will we use that hour toward a good night's sleep?

National American Heart Month

Health Heart for Life

February is National American Heart Month.

 Did you know the following facts:

  • The heart pumps about 1 million barrels of blood during an average lifetime.
  • The aorta, the largest artery in the body, is almost the diameter of a garden hose.
  • Your heart beats about 100,000 times in one day and about 35 million times in a year. During an average lifetime, the human heart will beat more than 2.5 billion times.*

The following books can help you maintain a healthy heart:

Cotton Mill Girls

Hard Times Cotton Mill Girls

Browsing the new biography section at the Central Library led me to discover a collection of personal histories of women living and working in Southern mill towns, a surprising link to my own family history.

My great grandmother Zella was a child employee for the  Eureka Cotton Mill in Tennessee.  She was nearly 102 years old by the time I discovered this fact.  Zella wasn't tall enough to reach her work so she was hoisted on boxes and tied in place, making sure she wouldn't fall into the dangerous equipment.  Job safety being what it was, some of her friends weren't as fortunate.  She wouldn't say much about this experience other than she and her family had been grateful for the work.

Gutsy Women in Fiction

The Color Purple by Alice Walker

Celebrate Women's History Month by reading one of these great novels featuring gutsy lady lead characters! Who is your favorite fictional female character?

Amelia Earhart, Queen of Aviation

Amelia Earhart and Frederick G. Bonfils, Rh-173

January 11 marks the 76th anniversary of Amelia Earhart's historic solo Pacific flight. The documentary Where's Amelia Earhart? explores her disappearance years later, as does an episode of Unsolved Mysteries. Can you name the 3 actresses who have recently portrayed Ms. Earhart on the silver screen?

Adventure is worthwhile in itself. 

- Amelia Earhart

Colorado Authors Series: Erin Blakemore

Ms. Blakemore, author of The Heroine’s Bookshelf: Life Lessons from Jane Austen to Laura Ingalls Wilder, shows us how heroines from classic literature, and their creators, lived with grace, intelligence, and aplomb and how we may emulate them. Join us on Saturday, November 6, 10 a.m. at the Schlessman Family Branch Library.

More Books on Influential Women in Literature:

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