Friday, February 20, 2015

Library to Celebrate Women's History Month with Girl Scouts


The Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta will help the Forsyth County Public Library celebrate National Women’s History Month on Monday, March 9 at 6:30 p.m. at the Cumming Library, 585 Dahlonega Road, Cumming.

This special guest lecture is part of the Library’s One World Forsyth program to help bring cultural information and issues from around the world to the local community. One World Forsyth is sponsored by the Forsyth County Public Library Friends and Advocates.

The 2015 theme for National Women’s History Month is “Weaving the Stories of Women’s Lives” and representatives from the Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta will discuss the history of the organization, beginning with its founder and Savannah, Georgia resident Juliette “Daisy” Gordon Low. The presentation will also include information on the ways Girl Scouts have changed over the years and the new ways girls and young women build courage, confidence, and character though participation in scouting.

Girl Scouts are the largest organization dedicated solely to giving girls a diverse, inclusive, and nurturing environment in which to build skills for success. Guided by adult volunteers, Girl Scout members develop qualities like leadership, strong values, social conscience, and conviction about their own self-worth that will serve them all their lives.

“Learning about Juliette Gordon Low and the dreams she had for the development of young women as full participants in society and purposeful leaders in their communities is an ideal way for our patrons – male and female, young and old – to appreciate the valuable contributions of women to the fabric of our history,” says Laura Bradley, Program Manager.

Young attendees at the presentation may also enjoy a special craft activity in honor of National Women’s History Month. The event is free and all ages are welcome. Advance registration is not required.

At the next One World Forsyth event, the Library will celebrate El día de los niños, El día de los libros, or simply Día. Translated from Spanish, the event is also called Children’s Day, Book Day and is meant to honor children and connect them to literacy and the joy of reading. Día will be observed with special performances from The Center for Puppetry Arts on Saturday, April 4 at 11:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. at the Post Road Library, 5010 Post Road, Cumming.

For more information on One World Forsyth and other programs at the Forsyth County Public Library, please visit www.forsythpl.org.

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