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The library is on the go, in your neighborhood! Come check us out at our stops this fall and see what we can do for you!

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Little Explorers' Club: Bob Ross

Your 3-7 year old is going to love learning how to paint like Bob Ross!

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  • All Stirred Up

    Laura Kumin

    A look at how suffragettes brought their political messages into American homes through cookbooks that appealed to women in nonthreatening and accessible ways and ran counter to the militant and stern caricatures often associated with the movement.

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  • Lifting as We Climb

    Evette Dionne

    For African American women, the fight for the right to vote was only one battle. An eye-opening book that tells the important, overlooked story of black women as a force in the suffrage movement–when fellow suffragists did not accept them as equal partners in the struggle.

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  • Mr. President, how long must we wait?

    Tina Cassidey

    Examines the complex relationship between suffragist leader Alice Paul and President Woodrow Wilson, revealing the life-risking measures that Paul and her supporters endured to gain voting rights for American women. From solitary confinement, hunger strikes, and mental institutions to sitting right across from President Woodrow Wilson, Mr. President,How Long Must We Wait? reveals the inspiring,…

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  • Amazons, Abolitionists, and Activists

    Mikki Kendall

    The ongoing struggle for women’s rights has spanned human history, touched nearly every culture on Earth, and encompassed a wide range of issues, such as the right to vote, work, get an education, own property, exercise bodily autonomy, and beyond. “Amazons, Abolitionists, and Activists” is a fun and fascinating graphic novel-style primer that covers the key…

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  • Bold and Brave

    Kirsten Gillibrand

    Profiles ten women who fought hard to gain the right to vote in the United States, including Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, Sojourner Truth, and Inez Milholland.

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  • She Votes

    Bridget Quinn

    This book tells the story of how women won the right to vote, and what happened next. Told by historian Bridget Quinn and illustrated throughout by 100 women artists– From the first female Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation to the first woman to wear pants on the Senate floor, Quinn shines a spotlight on…

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  • Finish the Fight

    Veronica Chambers

    Who was at the forefront of women’s right to vote? We know a few famous names, like Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, but what about so many others from diverse backgrounds–black, Asian, Latinx, Native American, and more–who helped lead the fight for suffrage? On the hundredth anniversary of the historic win for women’s…

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  • The Woman’s Hour

    Elaine Weiss

    “Nashville, August 1920. Thirty-five states have ratified the Nineteenth Amendment, twelve have rejected or refused to vote, and one last state is needed. It all comes down to Tennessee, the moment of truth for the suffragists, after a seven-decade crusade. The opposing forces include politicians with careers at stake, liquor companies, railroad magnates, and a…

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  • Vote! : women’s fight for access to the ballot box

    Coral Celeste Frazer

    In the battle for the right to vote, American women faced arrest, jail time, and ridicule. They organized marches, forged alliances with other social reform movements, and lobbied powerful politicians. They saw the right to vote as a guarantee of freedom and equality. Today, through voter purges, voter ID laws, and other tactics, many states…

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Kershaw County Library Updates

In the Know September 2020

It's finally ready! Our September 2020 In the Know! We've got great online programs for you (like our Little Explorers' Bob Ross), information on our bookmobile stops, and important hours and numbers of your favorite branch. Feel free to peruse our issue and see how the library can serve you...

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In the Know August 2020

We've got you covered with creative in August! Join us for awesome, informative, and FUN online programming for all ages. We've got robot building, coloring for stress relief, spa crafts, and more! Take a look at this month's In the Know and see what you're going to do in August. Click the cover to...

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Do You Know? Tuesday Trivia

On September 14, 1814, a lawyer, watching the British attack Fort McHenry, penned lyrics to what famous song, and what was his name?

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