Serendipity Exhibits

The Serendipity Exhibit is an ongoing exhibit of the random and interesting, with titles changing weekly or bi-weekly. Exhibit items are available online or for check out. A new set is displayed each week on the short bookshelves.

Current Exhibit: Women's History Month

March is Women's History Month, which also includes International Women's Day on March 8th. This month, according to the Women's History Month website, is dedicated to "commemorating and encouraging the study, observance and celebration of the vital role of women in American history." Beginning as a onetime "Women's History Week" in 1982, the following years produced joint resolutions which continued the celebration, which eventually grew to "Women's History Month." Since 1995, Presidents (Clinton, Bush and Obama) have issued a series of annual proclamations designating the month of March as "Women's History Month" (Women's History Month, 2018).

Review the website to learn more about women's history, and resources. Institutions such as the National Museum of the American Indian, Library of Congress, National Archives, and the Air and Space Museum, among many others, are all hosting events this month, many of which are available freely online.

According to the International Women's Day website, it "is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity." Having been celebrated for over a century, the March 8th celebration was first celebrated by over a million people in Austria, Denmark, German and Switzerland. This year their focus is #PressforProgress - motivating and uniting people to "think, act and be gender inclusive" (International Women's Day, 2018).

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Exhibit Titles:

Title Author Collection Call Number
An Unquiet Mind Jamison, Kay R. Circulating/Browsing RC516 .J363 1996
Feminism And Hospitality : Gender In The Host/Guest Relationship Hamington, Maurice Circulating/Browsing BJ2021 .F46 2010
Girls Rock! : Fifty Years Of Women Making Music Carson, Mina Julia Circulating/Browsing ML82 .C37 2004
Feminism : A Beginner's Guide Scholz, Sally J. Circulating/Browsing HQ1150 .S36 2010
Women In American History Since 1880 : A Documentary Reader Rosenbloom, Nancy Circulating/Browsing HQ1410 .W647 2010
The Awakening Chopin, Kate Circulating/Browsing PS1294.C63 A6 1996c
Feminist Readings Of Native American Literature : Coming To Voice Donovan, Kathleen Circulating/Browsing PS153.I52 D66 1998
The Bean Trees : A Novel Kingsolver, Barbara Overflow Circulation PS3561.I496 B44 1998
Women Poets On Mentorship : Efforts And Affections Greenberg, Arielle Overflow Circulation PS151 .W59 2008
Body Stories : Research & Intimate Narratives On Women Transforming Body Image In Outdoor Adventure West-Smith, Lisa Circulating/Browsing BF697.5.B63 B634 2000
Well-Read Lives : How Books Inspired A Generation Of American Women Sicherman, Barbara Circulating/Browsing Z1039.W65 S53 2010
The Cambridge Companion To Modernist Women Writers Linett, Maren Tova Circulating/Browsing PN56.M54 C365 2010
Battle Hymn Of The Tiger Mother Chua, Amy Circulating/Browsing HQ759 .C59 2011
Women's Voices In Experiential Education Warren, Karen Overflow Circulation LB1047 .W65 1996
Standing Tall : The Lifeway Of Kathryn Jones Harrison, Chair Of The Confederated Tribes Of The Grand Ronde Community Olson, Kristine Circulating/Browsing E78.O6 O725 2005
Reading Lolita In Tehran : A Memoir In Books Nafisi, Azar Overflow Circulation PE64.N34 A3 2003
Girls, Women, And Crime : Selected Readings Chesney-Lind, Meda Circulating/Browsing HV6046 .G57 2013
The Bookseller of Kabul ├ůsne Seierstad Circulating/Browsing CT1877.5.K48 S4513 2004