Honoring Women’s History Month with books, resources & more

Held yearly in March, Women’s History Month celebrates women’s contributions to history, culture, and society in the U.S. On this page, you can:

  • Find suggested fiction and nonfiction titles for adults, teens, and kids, all hand-selected by our librarians.
  • Log in with your Oak Park card and PIN to use online resources for self-paced learning from anywhere.

Learn more about the origins of Women’s History Month at womenshistorymonth.gov.

What we suggest

All March, we’ll be suggesting more titles by female authors. Find them all on our Title Suggestion Lists page.

For adults



For teens



For kids



More title suggestions: Check out more kids’ fiction and nonfiction titles, picture books, and biographies (pdf) »

More from your digital library…

Virtual program for girls

TechGirlz Workshop: You Can Be a Photographer: Photography for Marketing

Saturday, March 13, 12-2 pm. In this workshop, students in grades 5-8 will learn how to put a new background on their photographs, as well as some other fun features and effects using free computer software (PIXLR) and a smartphone app called PhotoLayers.

They will discover the impact made by editing photos and how the techniques are used in marketing and advertising. Come edit yourself into a beautiful winter wonderland!

Register in Zoom now »

What to know before you attend
Please create a free PIXLR account prior to the workshop. We will provide stock photos to edit, but the student may have their own photos as well. Laptop, Mac, PC, or Chromebook with internet access required.

About TechGirlz
TechGirlz provides workshops to girls, virtually, with the help of industry professionals and community leaders. TechGirlz’ mission is to inspire middle school girls to explore the possibilities of technology to empower their future careers; to develop a lifelong passion and confidence in their use of technology. Are you a teen ages 15-17 and want to volunteer with TechGirlz? Learn more »

Online resources

Get access to subscription-based resources that Google can’t offer with your Oak Park card and PIN:

  • Biography Reference Bank: Discover a comprehensive collection of full-text biographies and unique narrative biographies, including a category for biographies on influential women.
  • Gale in Context: Biography: Explore authoritative biographical entries covering international figures from all time periods and areas of study, including a collection of biographies on notable women.
  • PebbleGo (preschool-grades 3) and PebbleGo Next (grades 3-5): Read the biographies of notable female artists, civil rights leaders, entertainers, politicians, scientists, and more.

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