San Francisco Public Library presents HERstory, a celebration of Women’s History Month, as we honor and acknowledge the contributions of women and the experience of being female today. The Library champions women as writers, artists and intellects, and is offering a month-long spotlight on women’s achievements through a diverse and exciting array of virtual programs brimming with strength, activism, talent and absolute fierceness.
This year, many of the Library’s adult programs for HERstory dovetail with our One City One Book campaign, focusing on building awareness of sexual assault and empowerment through activism, art and community work. For the younger set, our programs provide space for youth and their families to share stories by creating art, learning about different career paths, participating in a book club or speaking directly to authors.
Check out our curated booklists to help inspire and invigorate activism in a myriad of ways, and our program offerings.
This program is sponsored by Friends of the San Francisco Public Library.
About the artist
Miriam Klein Stahl is a Bay Area artist, educator and activist and the New York Times-bestselling illustrator of Rad American Women A to Z, Rad Women Worldwide, Rad Girls Can. In addition to her work in printmaking, drawing, sculpture, paper-cut and public art, she is also the co-founder of the Arts and Humanities Academy at Berkeley High School where she’s taught since 1995.
"Reading is the key that opens doors to many good things in life. Reading shaped my dreams, and more reading helped me make my dreams come true." – Ruth Bader Ginsburg