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Thursday, March 13, 2014

Women’s History Day by Heather

March 8, we will celebrate National Women’s History Day. Each year during the month of March, women from all walks of life: mother’s, educators, business women, builders, political and community leaders and CEO’s are celebrated for the role models they are as they inspire us to achieve our full potential. This year’s theme is:  “Celebrating women of character, courage and commitment.”

One particular woman that comes to my mind that emulates these characteristics is the Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta (August 26, 1910-September 5, 1997). Our library has numerous books on the life and writings of this self-less, gentle, and simple woman who quietly changed the world. She was known for her work on behalf of those that were poor, sick or dying and was the founder of the Order of the Missionaries of Charity which is active in 133 countries.

A few books of note include “Mother Teresa's Secret Fire: the Encounter That Changed Her Life, and How It Can Transform Your Own”by Joseph Langford which reveals the source of Mother Teresa’s passion, spirit, and impact; and Mother Teresa: Come Be My Light", a volume of her private writings.

Celebrate National Women’s History Day and explore your library to discover more about someone that you think embodies a woman of “character, courage and commitment.” The Stillwater Public Library will also have a booth at this years’ 19th Annual Women’s Night Out, hosted by Stillwater Radio (Thursday, March 27th – 5:00pm to 8:00pm at the Payne County Expo Center, Stillwater, OK).  The library will be providing information about our children’s programs, our E-Books service, and other great things happening at the library.

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