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It's Women's History Month at the library

'half the sky' is just one of the many books on women's history.

March is Women's History Month. According to the Library of Congress website, the celebration began as "Women's History Week" March 7, 1982, and has evolved into "Women's History Month" after the National Women's History Project petitioned Congress in 1987.

No matter what topic in women's history you're interested in, let your library help you find information.

• "Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide," by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn.

From two of our most fiercely moral voices, a passionate call to arms against our era's most pervasive human rights violation: the oppression of women and girls in the developing world.

With Pulitzer Prize winners Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn as our guides, we undertake an odyssey through Africa and Asia to meet the extraordinary women struggling there, among them a Cambodian teenager sold into sex slavery and an Ethiopian woman who suffered devastating injuries in childbirth. Drawing on the breadth of their combined reporting experience, Kristof and WuDunn depict our world with anger, sadness, clarity, and, ultimately, hope.

• "Basketball Belles: How Two Teams and One Scrappy Player Put Women's Hoops on the Map," by Sue Macy. This dynamic picture book about the birth of women's basketball will keep young readers riveted. Raised on a cattle ranch, Agnes Morley was sent to Stanford University to learn to be a lady. Yet in no time she exchanged her breeches and spurs for bloomers and a basketball; and in April 1896 she made history.

In a heart--pounding game against the University of California at Berkeley, Agnes led her team to victory in the first-ever intercollegiate women's basketball game, earning national attention and putting women's basketball on the map.

DL Library happenings

• Picasa Photo Editing: Learn to use Picasa to edit and manage your digital photos. Prerequisite: Ability to use a mouse. Bring in your memory card and/or digital camera. Call, email or stop by the library to pre-register. Limit: 6 people Tuesday, March 5, from 10:30 a.m. to noon

• Teen Book Discussion: Smoothie Bar and book discussion in the lower level library meeting room. Book title for

• March's discussion is "Divergent" by Veronica Roth: Tuesday, March 5, at 3:45 p.m.

• Preschool Storytime: Thursday, February March 7 and Saturday, March 9, at 10:30 a.m.

• Library Hours: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Thursday and Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; closed Sunday.

For more information on Detroit Lakes Library services and programs, please call (218) 847-2168 or visit your Library at 1000 Washington Ave. Information is also available online at

Detroit Lakes Library is a branch of Lake Agassiz Regional Library.