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Women's History Month Art Exhibition:

"Women From the Dawn of Time"

2023-03-23 10:00:00 2023-03-23 20:00:00 America/New_York Women's History Month Art Exhibition: 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.  Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library -

Thursday, March 23
10:00am - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2023-03-23 10:00:00 2023-03-23 20:00:00 America/New_York Women's History Month Art Exhibition: 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.  Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library -

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 |

Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library

jlambert@alexlibraryva.org
Phone: 703.746.1704
Fax: 703.746.1775
Branch manager
Jherusha Lambert

Hours
Mon, May 20 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, May 21 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, May 22 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, May 23 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, May 24 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, May 25 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, May 26 1:00PM to 5:00PM

About the branch

Virginia's Constitution is a traveling exhibition from the Library of Virginia to mark the 50th anniversary of the state's current constitution.

Upcoming Events

Thu, May 23, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room
Learn basic line dance steps while you workout to Golden Oldies music. This is a great class for beginners. Bring a friend or come alone. Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing.
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Thu, May 23, 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Meeting Room
Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month by joining us for a screening of the 2023 Academy Award Winner for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress, and Best Supporting Actor.

Thu, May 23, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Learn and play Riichi Mahjong, a popular tile-based game from Japan.

Canceled
Fri, May 24, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Have fun on Fridays after school, building, making, playing word bingo, and winning prizes! Grades K-5. *Includes slime-making every last Friday of the month!*

Fri, May 24, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Meeting Room
Have fun on Fridays after school, building, making, playing word bingo, and winning prizes! Grades K-5. *Includes slime-making every last Friday of the month!*

Sun, May 26, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Meeting Room
Let's celebrate the joy of playing games! Play a wide variety of games, the classics and the new. Bring a friend or make new friends.

Tue, May 28, 10:15am - 10:45am
Meeting Room
Join us for stories, songs, and movement for kids ages 0-5 !

Wed, May 29, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Meeting Room
Enjoy weekly sessions with other fiber artists. Share your projects and see others. Quilting tutorials will be provided on the first Wednesday of every month. No registration is required.

Thu, May 30, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room
Learn basic line dance steps while you workout to Golden Oldies music. This is a great class for beginners. Bring a friend or come alone. Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing.

Thu, May 30, 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Meeting Room
Please join us for this 30-minute session which will arm you with the latest data on fraud trends and provide tips and resources to protect yourself and your family.

Thu, May 30, 2:00pm - 4:35pm
Meeting Room
Please join us for a screening of the 2023 film based on Alice Walker's 1982 novel.

Thu, May 30, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Learn and play Riichi Mahjong, a popular tile-based game from Japan.

Canceled
Fri, May 31, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Have fun on Fridays after school, building, making, playing word bingo, and winning prizes! Grades K-5. *Includes slime-making every last Friday of the month!*

Fri, May 31, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Meeting Room
Have fun on Fridays after school, building, making, playing word bingo, and winning prizes! Grades K-5. *Includes slime-making every last Friday of the month!*