See this amazing tapestry entitled “Women from the Dawn of Time” during the entire month of March. The exhibition is located on the 2nd floor, near the Circulation Desk.
The 216 women depicted in this cross-stitch tapestry design are just a few of the many women who made major contributions to the arts, medicine, writing, politics, sports, science, and leadership since the dawn of time. Some are known to almost everyone despite, in many cases, their having to overcome family and societal efforts to prevent them from achieving greatness. But how many know of Belva Lockwood, the first female attorney in America to practice before the United States Supreme Court; or Lise Meitner, the Austrian nuclear physicist, whose partner was awarded the Nobel Prize in chemistry for her discovery; or Murasaki Shikibu, who wrote Tales of Genji, the first novel; or Rebecca Crumpler, the first black woman to receive a medical degree in America?
Anita Barondes, who lives in Alexandria and volunteers for Burke Branch Friends group, took four years to research, design and stitch the tapestry. This stunning piece was awarded a first-place prize and The People Choice Award at the prestigious Woodlawn Needlework Show in 2021.
AGE GROUP: | Teens | Seniors | Ages 6-12 | Ages 0-5 | Adults |
EVENT TYPE: | Art & Music |
TAGS: | Women's History Month |
|Mon, Jun 05||10:00AM to 8:00PM|
|Tue, Jun 06||10:00AM to 8:00PM|
|Wed, Jun 07||10:00AM to 8:00PM|
|Thu, Jun 08||10:00AM to 8:00PM|
|Fri, Jun 09||10:00AM to 5:00PM|
|Sat, Jun 10||10:00AM to 5:00PM|
|Sun, Jun 11||1:00PM to 5:00PM|
Parking: The library has a parking lot.
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