February 23, 2024

5 Ways to Celebrate Women’s History Month 2024

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By Mallory E., Public Services Librarian

Women’s History Month is celebrated every March. This time is set aside to honor women’s contributions to American history. At Hamilton East Public Library, we have a wonderful collection of books, programs, and resources for anyone wanting to learn more. Here are five suggestions to help you get started celebrating Women’s History Month!

Demon Copperhead by Barbar KingsolverRead an award winner

The Women’s Prize for Fiction is awarded every year, and 2023’s winner was Barbara Kingsolver’s Demon Copperhead. Not only does this organization compile some of the best fiction books written by women, they also provide support, inspiration, coaching, and networking. Check out their website to learn more about what they do, and stay tuned for 2024’s longlist to be announced on March 5th!

Check out e-books or audiobooks on Hoopla

Hoopla is a free app you can download that gives you access to the library’s collection of e-books, audiobooks, movies, TV shows, and music. All you have to do is create an account and log in using your library card!

Hoopla has a curated collection, Empowered Women, Empower Women, with a variety of books to check out! There are other categories to browse, including but not limited to:

Women Artists
Biography and Autobiography
Graphic Novels and Comics
Women in Business
Feminist Fiction
Women’s History
Women Authors
Women Poets
Women’s Studies

Access Novelist

Novelist is an online tool that helps you find books. It’s super easy to use, and all you need is your HEPL library card to access it! Novelist has specialized content that will help you find similar authors, books, or genres. Try browsing the strong female character appeal to get started. Novelist is one of my favorite databases for finding my next read!

Explore the 2023 Women’s Prize for Fiction Shortlist

Already read last year’s award winner? Try other books from 2023’s shortlist that are available in our catalog:

Fire Rush by Jacqueline Crooks

Fire Rush by Jacqueline Crooks

Homesick by Jennifer Croft

Homesick by Jennifer Croft

Stone Blind by Natalie Haynes

Stone Blind by Natalie Haynes

Wandering Soul by Cecile Pin

Wandering Souls by Cecile Pin

Attend a Women’s History Month program at HEPL

Women’s History Trivia Night: For teens & adults
Friday, March 8 | 6pm – 8pm | Fishers Library

Demystifying the Daughters & Sons of the American Revolution: For adults
Saturday, March 16 | 1pm – 2:30pm | Noblesville Library

Women of History Vision Boards (Drop-In): A Girl Scout Patch Activity for all ages
Monday, March 25 | 5:30pm – 7:30pm | Noblesville Library

Ignite Drop-In Activity: Sofie Taueber-Arp Inspired Felt Collages: For all ages
March 11 – 24 | Ignite Studio at Fishers Library