Happy Pi Day!!!
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March is Women’s History Month
For 2023, the official theme is “‘Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories’…[which] honors women in every community who have devoted their lives and talents to producing art, pursuing truth, and reflecting the human condition decade after decade….“Women have long been instrumental in passing on our heritage in word and in print to communicate the lessons of those who came before us. Women’s stories, and the larger human story, expand our understanding and strengthen our connections with each other.”
We have a book display in the YA room, and additional resources may be found here:
- A Proclamation on Women’s History Month from President Biden
- Exhibits and collections from various US government sites
- A Guide to Women’s History Resources at the Library of Congress
- The American Women’s History Museum at the Smithsonian (the physical site is currently under construction, but many online resources are available)
- A list of events, resources, podcasts and exhibits from the Smithsonian Institution
- A collection of streaming videos available through Kanopy
- Hoopla’s curated collection of movies, ebooks, and comics for Women’s History Month
Classic novels in your inbox
You may, depending on the social media sites you prefer, remember the time last summer and fall when a lot of people suddenly started talking about Dracula. That happened because of the “Dracula Daily” newsletter, an email subscription that sent readers the text of the novel (which Bram Stoker wrote as if it was an assemblage of diary entries, letters between characters, newspaper articles and the like) on the dates identified therein.
As it turns out, this will begin again on May 3rd, the first date of Jonathan Harker’s journal.
If you’re interested in that, you can sign up for it at its substack page.
Other novels available for subscription include
- Les Miserables (I’m signed up for this one myself: I’ve taken runs at it at various times over the past 35 years, and I’m hoping this is the time I finally succeed in getting through the description of Waterloo)
- Literary Letters sends classic epistolary novels (novels in which the plot is revealed through the text of the letters that characters send back and forth) in daily emails
- Edgar Allan Poe Fortnightly sends one of Poe’s short stories or poems to your inbox every other week
As a reminder: all of these are available for free. While the pages may ask you to purchase a paid subscription, you do not need to do so in order to receive the relevant emails.