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Women's History Month Art Exhibition:

"Women From the Dawn of Time"

2023-03-31 10:00:00 2023-03-31 17:00:00 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 -

Friday, March 31
10:00am - 5:00pm

Add to Calendar 2023-03-31 10:00:00 2023-03-31 17:00:00 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
Jherushas Lambert

Hours
Mon, Feb 26 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, Feb 27 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, Feb 28 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, Feb 29 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, Mar 01 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, Mar 02 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Mar 03 1:00PM to 5:00PM

About the branch

Parking: The library has a parking lot.

Public Transit:

  • Metrorail: King Street Station (Yellow & Blue 3.3 miles)
  • Metrobus: 28A, 8W
  • DASH Bus: 36A, 36B, 102

For reasonable disability accommodation, contact jgregorio@alexlibraryva.org or call 703.746.1701 or TTY 703.746.1790.

Upcoming Events

Wed, Feb 28, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Meeting Room
Enjoy weekly sessions with other fiber artists. Share your projects or learn new skills. Quilting tutorials will be provided on 1st Wednesday of every month. No registration is required.

Thu, Feb 29, 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, Feb 29, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Meeting Room
In honor of Black History Month, we will be showing a series of films.

Thu, Feb 29, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Learn and play Riichi Mahjong, a popular tile-based game from Japan.

Fri, Mar 01, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Meeting Room
Please join us for a screening of this 2022 film inspired by true events.

Sat, Mar 02, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Join Alexandria Poet Laureate Zeina Azzam and Alexandria Library for a multicultural poetry reading that celebrates our celestial neighbor, the moon!

Mon, Mar 04, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Meeting Room
English conversation practice for English language learners. No registration required.

Wed, Mar 06, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Meeting Room
Enjoy weekly sessions with other fiber artists. Share your projects or learn new skills. Quilting tutorials will be provided on 1st Wednesday of every month. No registration is required.

Thu, Mar 07, 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, Mar 07, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Meeting Room
Please join us for a screening of this 2019 documentary film that takes a deeper look into the real story of Victor H. Green's "The Negro Motorist Green Book" during the Jim Crow era and beyond.

Thu, Mar 07, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Learn and play Riichi Mahjong, a popular tile-based game from Japan.