Library schedules events for Women's History Month




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February 27, 2005

The Enoch Pratt Free Library has scheduled a series of events to mark Women's History Month.

The programs - all free and open to the public - are intended to note the contributions that women have made, as well as examine issues affecting women's lives.

Included in the schedule of events:

The National James Baldwin Literary Society will sponsor a discussion about the women in Baldwin's life and how they influenced his work at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Waverly branch, 400 E. 33rd St.

Alice McGill will present Ain't I a Woman? about feminist and abolitionist Sojourner Truth at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the Meyerhoff Children's Garden at the Central Library, 400 Cathedral St.

Morgan State University professor Rose Ure Mezu will discuss Nigerian women's lives and fight against oppression at 6:30 p.m. March 9 at the Northwood branch, 4420 Loch Raven Blvd.

Jill Jonnes will discuss her book Empires of Light: Edison, Tesla, Westinghouse and the Race to Electrify the World at 6:30 p.m. March 16 in the Poe Room at the Central Library.

The Rev. Barbara Reynolds will discuss her book, Out of Hell and Living Well: From the Inside Out, about her journey to inner peace, at 2 p.m. March 19 in the former Maryland Room at the Central Library.

Deborah Rudacille, author of The Riddle of Gender: Science, Activism and Transgender Rights, will discuss people whose bodies and psyches fall between male and female boundaries at 6:30 p.m. March 22 in the Poe Room at the Central Library.

Deborah Owens will discuss Nickel & Dime Your Way to Wealth, her book that includes the story of a parking lot attendant who built a $500,000 portfolio in less than 20 years at 6:30 p.m. March 23 in the Poe Room at the Central Library.

The Griots' Circle of Maryland will present stories, songs and proverbs that celebrate the struggles and achievements of black women, called HERSTORIES, at 5:30 p.m. March 31 at the Walbrook branch, 3203 W. North Ave.

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