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Women's History Month

at Queens Library


Be Inspired By Women’s Accomplishments.

For Women’s History Month, we’re rolling out the red carpet for women in every walk of life. From interactive quizzes to performances by award-winning musicians, we’re celebrating women of all ages and cultures. Whether you’re a fan of jazz or Motown, a movie fan or a theater buff, there’s an event for you. We’re looking ahead to women’s futures, too, with programs on how to finance a women-owned business and early breast cancer detection. Come be inspired by women’s accomplishments this month!

Upcoming Programs

That’s What She Said: A Women’s History Month Interactive Quiz 

In observance of Women's History Month in March, this interactive display features quotes by notable women, accompanied by images of each. The user would read the quote and try to guess who said it.

March 1 – March 31
St. Albans
191-05 Linden Boulevard

Mna na H’Eireann (Women of Ireland)

Kevin Westley, host of the radio show "That's How I Spell Ireland" on WRHU 88.7FM and certified Irish Ceili dancing teacher, will present a multimedia showcase of music and stories about Irish women from the ancient Celts to the current day.

Thursday, March 15

Howard Beach
92-06 156 Avenue

Ladies Night Done Right!

Join us for a Women's History Month Celebration with Ladies Night Done Right! in the spirit of hip hop for ladies like Queen Latifah, Mc Lyte, Lauryn Hill, and Missy Elliot.

Thursday, March 15

Central Library
89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica



31 Books by Women Authors

– One Per Day All Month Long –

Get a new recommendation for a book by a female author every day of Women’s History Month. From memoirs to history, from biography to fiction, we have suggestions to add to your reading list.

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Reflect the Times: A Tribute Concert to Nina Simone with Pauline Jean and All-Star Ensemble

International vocal artist Pauline Jean, together with her all-star ensemble, will celebrate the life, legend, music, and magic of Nina Simone.

Thursday, March 15

Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica

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Let’s Chat: Women’s History Month Edition

Please join us for a chatting session and movie based on Women's History Month.

Thursday, March 15

Rochdale Village
169-09 137 Avenue, Jamaica

Women’s History Month: But It’s Not My Life

Do you have difficult days sometimes? Would you like to be encouraged? But It’s Not My Life (BINML) was created by best friends and health advocates Tyresa and Tiffany. Their mission is to raise awareness for chronic autoimmune diseases in a positive mindset. It is to bring encouragement to anyone going through a daily fight and to remind them that their situation is not their life. Join us for this uplifting and motivational program!

Thursday, March 15, 6pm
St. Albans
191-05 Linden Boulevard

Saturday, March 31, 3pm
Glen Oaks
256-04 Union Turnpike

A Tribute to the Great Women of Soul

Jazz vocalist Stacia Hobdy sings the greatest hits of Gladys Knight, Phyllis Hyman, and Aretha Franklin.

Saturday, March 17, 3pm
Lefrak City
98-30 57 Avenue, Corona

Saturday, March 31, 3pm
Rochdale Village
169-09 137 Avenue, Jamaica

Meet the Author: “Visionary Women” by Andrea Barnet

Join Andrea Barnet as she discusses "Visionary Women: How Rachel Carson, Jane Jacobs, Jane Goodall, and Alice Waters Changed Our World." Her book traces the arc of each woman's career and explores how their work collectively changed the course of history. Books will be available for sale and signing.

Saturday, March 17

Forest Hills
108-19 71 Avenue

Women in Black Theatre: The Negro Ensemble Company, Inc – Karen Brown and Bette Howard

Meet Karen Brown, executive director of the Negro Ensemble Company and Bette Howard, director and original member of the company. Each will speak on their experiences, the challenges of black theater today, and the role women have historically played vs today.

Monday, March 19

St. Albans
191-05 Linden Boulevard

Great Women in Music from 30s – 60s

Singer/Entertainer Flo Michaels celebrates great women who made an impact in the music industry of the 20th century. Hear songs of Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, The Andrew Sisters, Doris Day, Etta James, Marlene Dietrich, Cher, Liza Minelli, Mary Wells, and more.

Tuesday, March 20, 2pm
187-05 Union Turnpike, Flushing

Film Screening for Women’s History Month: “I Can Do Bad All By Myself”

An irresponsible, alcoholic singer must care for her niece and nephews after the teenagers commit a crime. She also learns how to love herself while escaping an abusive relationship. Rated PG-13. (Auditorium, Lower Level)

Thursday, March 22

41-17 Main Street

A Tribute to the Women of Motown

Vocalist Roz Brown pays tribute to the phenomenal women of Motown. Hear hit songs of The Supremes, Mary Wells, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, Gladys Knight, and more.

Thursday, March 22

Queens Village
94-11 217 Street

Divas of Broadway and Opera

Soprano Irene Failenbogen performs pieces from both classical opera and Broadway shows, including "La Traviata," "Carmen," and "Fiddler on the Roof."

Friday, March 23, 2pm
North Forest Park
98-27 Metropolitan Avenue, Forest Hills

Tuesday, March 27, 3pm
312 Beach 54 Street

Wednesday, March 28, 3:30pm
121-23 14 Avenue, College Point

A Tribute to Brazilian Women Composers and Lyricists

Hear works of Chiquinha Gonzaga, Dolores Duran, Tânia Maria, Adriana Calcanhoto, Marisa Monte, and original selections of Débora Watts. Then enjoy a performance featuring dancers dressed in traditional Brazilian costumes and an opportunity for the audience to learn a few steps!

Saturday, March 24

43-06 Greenpoint Avenue, Long Island City

Celebrate Women’s History Month

Join us for a Women's History Month activity session! Make your own "Who is" booklet describing yourself, your proud achievements, and goals you have. Bring a photo of yourself for your booklet! Participate in educational games highlighting great women and their accomplishments throughout history. We will build a display featuring "Who Was?" books about famous historical women such as Rosa Parks and Amelia Earhart.

Thursday, March 29

Long Island City
37-44 21 Street