Women’s History Month: A Celebration of Her Stories

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In celebration of Women’s History Month, what better way to honor the contributions and achievements of our sheroes than by visiting Alameda County Library! Whether you visit us in one of our Community Libraries, at our Mobile Library stops, or virtually through our eLibrary, discover the achievements, contributions, and trailblazers from today and yesteryear who ignited change for a more inclusive society.

Origins of Women's History Month 

Fun fact: Did you know Women’s History Month started here in the Bay Area? The first celebration was led in 1980 by the Education Task Force of Sonoma County in Santa Rosa to celebrate women's contributions to various fields throughout American history. In 1980, a consortium of women’s groups and historians lobbied for recognition on a national level, and weeks later, then-President Jimmy Carter issued the first Presidential Proclamation declaring the week of March 8, 1980, as National Women’s History Week. In 1987, Congress passed Public Law 100-9, designating the month of March as Women's History Month in the United States.

Women’s History Month is more than just a month – women continue to pave the way toward a life of justice, inclusion, and equity for all each day.  This includes AC Library's leadership and their unwavering commitment to creating welcoming spaces where authenticity and creativity are possible.  

Celebrate Women's History Month at AC Library!

AC Library Events

Participate in these free AC Library events!


Which trailblazer do you plan to read about in honor of Women's History Month? Discover books of women who ground us, inspire us, and empower us.

Celebrate Women's History Month

Essential Reads of books by and about women who ground us, inspire us, and give us courage.

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Women have been writing great books for centuries. Check out one of these female-authored classics!

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History Becomes HERstory

Commemorate Women's History Month by learning more about some of the incredible people who helped shape our world.

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