How to Celebrate Women’s History Month with the Bell Library!

March is here which means Women’s History Month is here! Women’s History Month is dedicated to honoring contributions of women and girls across the ages. This year’s theme, Women Providing Healing and Promoting Hope, is a tribute to the work of health care workers, caregivers, and frontline workers as well as the ways women of all cultures have provided both healing and hope throughout history. The National Women’s Alliance webpage has more information on this year’s celebration and theme!

Looking for ways to get involved on campus? Visit the Islander Cultural Alliance’s page for the full schedule of campus activities and keep reading for the many exciting events and activities the Bell Library has planned for this month!

Scheduled Events

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A Book Chat with 2 Difficult Women (March 10 at 3pm, Bell Library 2nd Floor)

Join Librarians Alexa Hight and Patricia Hernandez as they explore a few key titles in the library’s Popular Reading Collection. Featuring Difficult Women by Roxane Gay and Hood Feminism by Mikki Kendall, among others! Copies of books will be raffled off! Come for the new titles being added to your reading list, stay for the fun, enthused, and engaging chat!

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Women Making History (March 31 at 3pm, Bell Library 2nd Floor)

Learn more about the impact women have had on the South Texas region through stories, artifacts, and more. Let’s join for this engaging presentation to celebrate the women who made a difference in our society! This may shift to a virtual presentation and we will update as needed.

All Month Long

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Social Media Trivia Contest

Do you know which first lady held women-only press conferences? What about the ancient civilization that gave women equal rights to the throne? Test out your Women and Gender trivia knowledge by visiting and following the Bell Library’s Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter pages (@TAMUCCLibrary) for a daily trivia question. First to answer will be entered into a weekly prize drawing. A new question will be posted every day, March 1 – 31!

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Archiving Her-story

Located on the 2nd floor of the Bell Library, outside Special Collections & Archives, explore some of the fascinating and priceless writings and artifacts that represent the local history of women who had an impact on South Texas and beyond. Available for viewing March 1 – 31.

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Social Justice Resources: Women and Gender Guide

Although this is in the “All Month Long” section of this blog post, our Women and Gender guide, which highlights books, journals, and online resources related to Women’s rights, is available all year round! Stay tuned for updates to the guide for this year!

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Wishing you a wonderful Women’s History Month, Islanders!

How will you celebrate, support, and advocate for all the women and girls in your life, as well as the women and girls you might not ever meet? There are so many ways to get involved this year and I invite you to explore and add things to your calendar! And for more library events, check out our library event calendar.

Emma Drumright

Library Specialist II, Office of the Dean of Libraries