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Cross Stitch for Everyone!

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Ironwood Library
Meeting Room

In anticipation of the latest cinematic interpretation of Louisa May Alcott’s classic book Little Women, join us for a beginner’s introduction to a sewing craft the civil war era characters may have practiced: cross stitching! Crafters ages 6 - 600 will stitch their own small hanging needlework piece, with step-by-step instructions by staff and supplies provided by the Friends of the Phoenix Public Library Ironwood Chapter. #IronwoodLibraryCrossStitch #IronwoodLibrary

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Hyenas in Petticoats—How Women Struggled Against Every Dirty Trick in the Books to Win the Vote!

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Burton Barr Central Library
Pulliam Auditorium
As we celebrate the 100th birthday of the 19th Amendment in 2020, it’s time to look back at the enormous effort it took for women to be granted full citizenship and the vote. History has downplayed suffrage, as if it were just a footnote in American history, when in fact, it was the nation’s largest civil rights movement. Western women got the vote long before their Eastern sisters, but don’t dare tell an Arizona suffragette that she had it easy. Arizona had its own dirty tricks. Jana exposes it all—the heroines, the heroes and the haters. Presented by Jana Bommersbach.

This program is made possible by Arizona Humanities and the Friends of the Library Burton Barr Central Library Chapter.

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