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March is Women's History Month.
Celebrate Women's History by visiting the display of books on women's history at the Edenvale Branch Library through the end of March.
And win $25!
Take the Women's History Quiz that is located on the display. Simply take a quiz, answer its questions the best you can, and return your completed quiz to the library's Information Desk.
Entries having no more than 2 wrong answers will be entered in a prize drawing for a $25 gift card at the end of March.
So stop on by for a chance at some easy money and some important knowledge.
In 1987, a United States Congressional resolution was passed designating March as Women's History Month. This is a great opportunity to learn about and recognize women who have made a positive impact in the world. In this spirit, a number of San Jose Public Library locations are offering a Women's History Quiz highlighting some of these inspirational women. Anyone 12 years old and older is welcome to pick up a quiz, return it to the library anytime during March, and win prizes including bookmarks, books, and possibly a $20 Target gift certificate. Alviso and Joyce Ellington Branches are among the libraries presenting this program. Check it out at the library!
Princess Ka’iulani, starring Q'orianka Kilcher, shows glimpses of the adolescence and early adulthood of Victoria Ka’iulani Kalaninuiahilapalapa Kawēkiu i Lunalilo Cleghorn, the last princess of the Kingdom of Hawaii. Princess Ka’iulani was daughter of Princess Likelike, from the the House of Kalākaua, and Archibald Scott Cleghorn, a Scottish businessman.
Iron Jawed Angels, starring Hilary Swank as Alice Stokes Paul, Frances O'Connor as Lucy Burns and Anjelica Huston as Carrie Chapman Catt, is about women’s rights activists who worked hard to influence the United States government to grant women the right to vote.
Mona Lisa Smile, starring Julia Roberts, Kirsten Dunst and Julia Stiles, is about a professor (Julia Roberts) who teaches art history at Wellesley College in the 1950’s. Although the female college students had more rights than their mothers and grandmothers did, they still lived in a world where women were expected to behave a certain way.
San Jose Public Library has many other movies that you may be interested in. Come on by, and visit! Any DVD that you check out from one SJPL location may be returned to any other SJPL location.
March is National Women's History Month! Test your knowledge by taking the Women's History Quiz at Joyce Ellington Library, and win prizes! These include women's history bookmarks, items from the Friends of the Library sale area, and a $20 Target gift certificate.
The quiz focuses on women past and present who made history with their accomplishments. Question 1 asks you to name a woman serving on the U.S. Supreme Court. The current 3 female justices are Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Elena Kagan, and Sonia Sotomayor. Sandra Day O'Connor, the first female appoionted to the Supreme Court, is now retired.
One way to find out more about these women is by using the San José Public Library databases. I went to World Book Biography Center, logged in with my library card and pin number, then filled in the search criteria of "areas of work/interest," "gender," "nationality," and "time period." The top 4 results listed these four women.