Celebrate Women’s History Month with CPL

Join Chicago Public Library as we celebrate Women's History Month. This year we celebrate women telling their own stories.


See all our Women's History Month events. Highlights include:

Naming Women to Recover Histories: 11 a.m. Saturday, March 4
Librarians Elizabeth McKinley and Lily Mayfield researched and uncovered full names of women depicted in the Chicago History Museum’s carte de visite photograph collection. Past practices of recording women only by their husbands’ names create significant roadblocks for researchers. They will reflect on the importance of accurate, descriptive catalog records; discuss resources used to identify full names; and share stories of women whose names were recovered.

Vinyasa Flow with YoSoul Yoga: 10 a.m. Saturdays, March 4 and 25
Be ready to enter a practice that will comfort the mind, relax the body and enlighten the spirit with certified yoga instructor Yolander Rivers.


Women's History Collage Night: 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 16
Memory Jars with Sharon Hyson: 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 28

Book Discussions

Voices for Justice: Helen Shiller: Daring to Struggle, Daring to Win: 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 15
Author Chat & Book Discussion with Genesis Woods: 2 p.m. Saturday, March 18
Chat with Author Arika Brittany: Don't Ever Work in Childcare!: 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 21

Online Events

Women's Wonderland: A Virtual Celebration: 4 p.m. Monday, March 13
Law at the Library: Women's Issues: A Legal Discussion: 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 28

Film Screenings

Film Screening: Imitation of Life (1934): 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 8th
Harriet (2029): 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 15
Monday Matinee: Queen of Katwe (2016): 2 p.m. Monday, March 20

Reading and Viewing Recommendations

Tell Her Story: Books for Women's History Month 2023 for Kids
Tell Her Story: Books for Women's History Month 2023 for Teens
Tell Her Story: Books for Women's History Month 2023
Women's History: Recent Highlights