Monday, March 01, 2021 Charleston County Library

CHARLESTON, S.C. - March is Women's History Month! Each year this month is spent celebrating the contributions and achievements of women in a variety of fields.

The first National Women's History Week was established in 1980 with a proclamation from President Jimmy Carter. In the proclamation he wrote: "Too often the women were unsung and sometimes their contributions went unnoticed. But the achievements, leadership, courage, strength, and love of the women who built America was as vital as that of the men whose names we know so well." In 1987, Congress passed Public Law 100-9 designating March as Women's History Month. 

At the Charleston County Public Library, we are recognizing Women's History Month with a variety of virtual programs for all ages. 


Storytime & StoryShorts

During Women's History Month storytimes, CCPL staff will read books, sing songs, and share activities about notable women throughout American history. You can find these storytimes on CCPL's Facebook page on March 9, 16 and 29 at 10 a.m. 

The staff from the Mt. Pleasant Regional branch will also share "StoryShorts" for Women's History Month. These programs feature a read-aloud and short discussion of a picture book featuring the achievements of prominent women. You can find these StoryShorts on CCPL's Facebook page on March 1, 7, 22, and 29 at 1 p.m. and March 13 at 3 p.m.


Take and Make Crafts

With CCPL Take and Make crafts, you have receive all the materials to create a work of art. Just pick up a free kit and inside you'll find craft supplies and instructions, all you need to add is your creativity! In honor of Women's History Month, the Bees Ferry West Ashley branch is offering Take and Make crafts for children highlighting legendary women. Check out the upcoming available crafts and pick up the materials from the Bees Ferry West Ashley branch while supplies last. 

On March 6, children can create a paper airplane while learning about the lives and legacies of aviators Bessie Coleman and Amelia Earhart. 

On March 20, children can create a sequined collar while learning about Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg. 

On March 27, children can create a craft tube spaceship while learning about the accomplishments of astronaut Mae Jemison, the first Black woman to travel into space.


Book Talks

Looking for a new book that features strong female characters or tells the story of impactful women from American history? Our staff will share some of their favorite titles to read during Women's History Month (or any time of year!). Main branch Young Adult Generalist Rachel Hall will share her picks on March 16 at 6 p.m. and Wando Mt. Pleasant Young Adult Services Manager Melissa Tunstall will share her favorites on March 23 at 6 p.m.



Every week, CCPL hosts a virtual Trivia Night on Facebook. Questions range from pop culture, to literature, to history, and more! On March 18 at 8 p.m., Women's History Month-themed questions will be included in the mix! Grab your favorite trivia team or join by yourself for this fun live event. 


All of these programs can be found on CCPL's Facebook page