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"Nevertheless, She Persisted"
  
- Celebrate Women's History Month with Us -
  
DATE: February 26, 2018
MEDIA CONTACT
: Catherine McElrath
Broward County Libraries Division
EMAIL: cmcelrath@Broward.org
PHONE: 954-357-7402

BROWARD COUNTY, FLORIDA - March is Women's History Month, and Broward County Library will be celebrating with free events that honor women who fight against gender stereotypes - those who persist and make their voices known. Our programs (all of which are free and open to the public) include arts and crafts workshops, an opening reception for a women's art exhibit, film screenings, historical presentations and children's story times.

For the full list of events, please click on the attachment at the bottom of the page.

You can also celebrate Women's History Month with one of these great movies - available for check out from Broward County Library - that feature real women who persisted in making their own marks on history.

-A League of Their Own - In 1943, a washed-up ballplayer is hired to coach in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League while the male pros are at war. Reluctant at first, he finds himself drawn back into the game by the heart and heroics of his team. Based on a true story. (Starring Geena Davis, Madonna, Tom Hanks and Rosie O'Donnell, 1992)
-Elizabeth: The Golden Age - Learn about Queen Elizabeth I's crusade to control her love, destroy her enemies and secure her position as a beloved icon of the western world. (Starring Cate Blanchett, 2007)
-Frida - Biopic about Mexican artist Frida Kahlo that depicts her visionary artwork and her tumultuous personal life. (Starring Salma Hayek, 2002)
-Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work - The cameras follow trailblazing comic Joan Rivers for a year. This behind-the-scenes film covers her career from her break on the Carson show, to her heartbreak over the suicide of her husband and her role on Celebrity Apprentice. (Starring Joan Rivers, 2010)
-Silkwood - Karen Silkwood becomes contaminated with plutonium at her job, voices her protest at the indifference and denial of her company, and becomes a threat to the entire nuclear industry and the government agencies that monitor it. (Starring Meryl Streep and Cher, 1983)

About Broward County Libraries Division
Broward County Libraries Division, named 2015 Library of the Year by the Florida Library Association, was founded in 1974 and is the largest library system in Florida by square footage and one of the busiest, with more than 7.5 million walk-in customers visiting its 38 locations annually. Broward County Libraries Division provides convenient access to a full range of innovative and cost-effective services that satisfy the changing needs of the people of Broward County for information, education and recreation. Visit our website, Broward.org/Library, or follow Libraries on Facebook and Twitter.