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Women's History Month
In honor of Women’s History Month, Broward County Library and World and Eye Arts Center present a series of free arts workshops. The series celebrates women’s power, creativity and self-discovery and offers skills in poetry writing, storytelling, mask performance, art-making and dance. Each workshop focuses on a different aspect of creativity to be displayed at the Performance Festival. Attendees may join one or all workshops; Eventbrite registration is requested:
Saturday, April 4, 1-5PM: Women Crossing the Line Performance Festival at Main Library
  • Weiselande Cesar and the dancers of Tradysion Lakou Lakay - Haitian Dance
  • Marie Whitman - A multi-media poetic performance
  • Inez Barlatier- an Ayisyen (Haitian) singer-songwriter and neo-roots musician
  • “Women’s Tales”- Storytellers tell true stories about women in their lives
  • Jean Minuchin - “Puppets, Passion and Politics”- puppetry, video and storytelling



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Movies

You can also celebrate Women's History Month with one of these great movies (available for check out from Broward County Library) that feature real women who left their indelible mark on history.

  • A League of Their Own - In 1943, a washed-up ballplayer (Tom Hanks) is hired to coach in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League while the male pros are at war. Reluctant at first, he finds himself drawn back into the game by the heart and heroics of his team members (Geena Davis, Madonna, Rosie O'Donnell). Based on a true story. (1992)
  • Elizabeth: The Golden Age - Queen Elizabeth I (Cate Blanchett) rules her kingdom and her life with dignity and control, securing her position as a beloved icon of the western world. (2007)
  • Frida - Biopic about Mexican artist Frida Kahlo (Salma Hayek) that depicts her visionary artwork and her tumultuous personal life. ( 2002)
  • Hidden Figures - Three female African-American mathematicians (Taraji P. Henson, Octavia L. Spencer, Janelle Monae) provide crucial calculations for NASA's space race against the Soviets, all while dealing with the racist and sexist assumptions of their white co-workers. (2017)
  • Silkwood - This is the real-life story of Karen Silkwood (Meryl Streep), who became contaminated with plutonium at her job, voiced her protest at the indifference and denial of her company, and became a threat to the entire nuclear industry and the government agencies that monitor it. (1983)
  • Suffragette - In this galvanizing feminist drama, a working-class laundress (Carey Mulligan) in 19th century London becomes radicalized when she meets a brave cadre of women organizing to obtain the vote (2015)