Women's History Month

March 2023
Celebrate women’s achievements throughout the month of March with events, booklists and online resources.

Online Events

The Amazing Bertha Palmer

Friday, March 3, 2023, 6:30 p.m.

Bertha Palmer, born 1849, was a remarkably shrewd and successful business woman for her time. She broke many barriers, including becoming one of the largest landholders and developers in Florida, a philanthropist, and the only woman member to represent the U.S. at the 1900 Paris World’s Fair. She was also beautiful and shined brightly in high society. Presented in partnership with the Tampa Bay History Center.

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A Woman in Tech: Surviving to Thriving in an Unforgiving Industry

Tuesday, March 14, 2023, 6:30 p.m.

Find out how one woman escaped generational poverty with a career in cybersecurity, overcoming discrimination and pitfalls along the way. You’ll walk away with resources to forge your own path into tech. Presentation followed by a Q&A with presenter Kayley Melton. Kayley is the VP of Courseware Innovation Labs at KnowBe4, published infosec illustrator, lifelong geek, and above all else, an artist.

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Author Romina Garber on Mothering a Movement

Tuesday, March 28, 2023, 6:30 p.m.

Join us when author Romina Garber discusses the female led book Lobizona and her pair of young adult fantasy novels.

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Gale in Context: Biography

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Discover hundreds of notable women throughout history.

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A Celebration of Women

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Stream videos celebrating women in cinema.

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Burgert Brothers Collection

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Explore women’s history in Tampa Bay through a pictorial collection spanning the late 1800s to the early 1960s.

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Celebrate Women's History month by streaming or downloading movies, television, audiobooks, eBooks, music, and comics.

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“Each time a woman stands up for herself, without knowing it possibly, without claiming it, she stands up for all women."

— Maya Angelou, Poet