Women’s History Month

Cleveland Public Library will host programs and activities to celebrate women’s contributions to history, culture, and society this International Women’s History Month.


Cleveland Public Library is proud to launch its Menstrual Equity initiative, making menstrual products free and accessible to library patrons in need. Menstrual Equity refers to the right for people who menstruate to have equal access to hygiene products. Available at all Library locations.



Log your minutes and complete activities for a chance to earn badges and prizes throughout the challenge. Prizes include Annie the Musical tickets, a Cedar Point Gold Pass, a $50 Target Gift Card, and a Classroom Bowling and Pizza Party.

March 1 – 31

Reading Flash Mob

Join Cleveland Public Library’s Reading Flash Mob challenge at the West Side Market. Readers of all levels and ages are invited to bring their favorite book and read for 5-10 minutes to be included in this celebration of books like no other.

Saturday, March 9
12:00 Noon
West Side Market

Reflections from Two Great Women in History: Jane Edna Hunter and Ruth Bader Ginsburg

The League of Women Voters of Greater Cleveland and Women in History present an interactive program featuring actors portraying Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Jane Edna Hunter. Learn about these historical icons and their contribution to Women’s History.

Saturday, March 16
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Addison Campus



Celebrate the contributions of women around the world and learn about current gender issues. Then, design and create stickers or vinyl cutouts representing influential women who’ve inspired you.

Wednesday, March 6
3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Fulton Campus


Learn about women of the past and present through music. Discuss how women are celebrated and championed throughout history with Beats and Lyrics, a multigenerational program bridging gaps between history, heritage, linguistics, and societal relevance.

Tuesday, March 12
4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Campus


This creative vision board workshop will help you. map out your goals and dreams with engaging images, encouraging words, and creative crafts that inspire and motivate you.

Saturday, March 23
1:00 p.m.
Memorial-Nottingham Campus


Close-up of flowers suspended from the ceiling

The Archive

Exhibit Hours: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. (Monday – Saturday)

Main Library, Brett Hall | 325 Superior Avenue

Experience an immersive art installation by world-renowned artist Rebecca Louise Law. Law’s artworks are created by preserving natural materials and reconfiguring them into otherworldly designs. Her most well-recognized artworks are comprised of thousands of flowers, individually sewn and suspended. Viewers are invited to navigate through them, discovering the diverse forms, colors, and textures of each specimen.

Make Your Own Tote with Zygote

Join Zygote Press for a free, hands-on printmaking workshop where you will learn how to create your own tote bag and posters inspired by Rebecca Louise Law’s exhibit, The Archive.

Multiple Locations and Dates