March is Women's History Month!

March is Women's History Month!

Women’s History Month celebrates the vast contributions that women have made throughout history.  Beginning as a local festivity in California in 1978, President Carter issued the first Presidential Proclamation in 1980 and made it a national celebration.  The week of March 8 was chosen to coincide with International Women’s Day.  In 1987, Congress decided to extend the celebration to a month, creating Women’s History Month. 

The theme for Women's History Month 2022 is Providing Healing, Providing Hope and is a tribute to all of the women who have provided healing and hope through the generations, especially the caregivers and frontline workers throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Fort Smith Public Library offers many books that focus on women’s history.  If you are interested in the availability of any title featured below, just click on the book cover to go to the library’s online catalog


Alice Across American book cover
Fearless Mary book cover
Fight of the Century book cover
Hedy Lamarr's Double Life book cover
Little Dreamers book cover
Planting Stories book cover
Queen of Physics book cover
Rise! book cover
Secret Engineer book cover
The Oldest Student book cover
The Power of Her Pen book cover
When Sue Found Sue book cover
Wilma's Way Home book cover
Women Artists A to Z book cover
She Persisted book cover

Young Adult

Tyranny of Petticoats book cover
Brazen book cover
Hidden Human Computers book cover
Ordinary Hazards book cover
Votes for Women book cover


Bad Feminist book cover
I Am Malala book cover
Notorious RBG book cover
Radium Girls book cover
The Handmaid's Tale book cover