Women’s History Month is a time to recognize, honor and celebrate the achievements and contributions of women throughout history and contemporary society. The theme for Women’s History Month 2023 is: “Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories”, opens a new window and recognizes women, past and present, who have shared their stories through many different forms of media including print, radio, TV, stage, screen, blogs, podcasts, and more. Women have been storytelling in creative and thought-provoking ways throughout history and this year we celebrate their stories.
There are many ways to celebrate this month. You can make crafts, fill in coloring pages or complete activity sheets. We can honor women’s history all year by reading books, listening to audiobooks, watching videos, and taking virtual museum visits. Explore the many resources included below and learn about extraordinary women!
Ways to Celebrate
Crafts & Activities
- Find fun craft activities on our Women’s History Month crafts, opens a new window board on Pinterest.
- Learn more about famous women with these printable worksheets and coloring pages, opens a new window.
- Coloring cards, opens a new window by children’s author and illustrator Melanie Hope Greenberg.
Check out these free printable posters, opens a new window you can use to decorate your space.
We will be celebrating women in STEM by making a rocket ship for our March Family Craft, opens a new window on March 23 @ 3:30 p.m.
Join us for Women's History Month themed Family Storytimes:
Crack the Code!, opens a new window on Sunday, March 12 @ 2:00 p.m., learn about the incredible contributions that women made in World War II.
Riot GRRRL! Women’s History Pop-Up, opens a new window on Wednesday, March 15 @ 3:00 p.m., where we will have button-making and zine-making.
PACL @ Home
- Read about famous women throughout history with these picture books, opens a new window and graphic novels, opens a new window.
- Search ebooks, audiobook, movies and more on Hoopla Digital, opens a new window.
- Find biographies of women on PACL’s Britannica School database, opens a new window.
- Visit the Women's History Month page on Kanopy Kids, opens a new window.
Take a look inside the National Women’s History Museum, opens a new window to learn more about things like women in fashion, women entrepreneurs, and more! Check out their Online Exhibits, opens a new window.
Go on a virtual field trip to the Discover Her Story, opens a new window section of the Smithsonian.
Explore audio and video, opens a new window collections and virtual exhibits, opens a new window from the Library of Congress, opens a new window.
And Don’t Forget...
If you make a craft or do an activity at home please share it with us on Instagram, opens a new window and tag @PaloAltoLibrary!
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