Explore the many talents of entertainer Mary Tyler Moore online...

Explore the many talents of entertainer Mary Tyler Moore online Thursday through the Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library.  Credit: Getty Images/Archive Photos

Women’s History Month has its origins in a national celebration in 1981, when Congress authorized the week of March 7, 1982, as Women’s History Week. For the next five years, Congress designated a week in March as Women’s History Week. In 1987, after petitioning by the organization now know as The National Women’s History Alliance, Congress designated March as Women’s History Month. Since 1988, Congress or the president has issued annual proclamations to continue the tradition. The theme for this March, as designated by the alliance, is “Women Who Advocate for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.” Please confirm events before setting out.

MARCH 17 

ELMONT

THE WOMEN OF SOUL

The Sugar and Spice Soul Band pays tribute to Diana Ross, Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Gladys Knight, Donna Summer and others, 2 p.m., Elmont Memorial Library, 700 Hempstead Tpke., free, first-come, first-seated, elmontlibrary.org, 516-354-5280.

LONG BEACH

HISTORY OF A WOMAN IN THE ARTS

View a film on the life of Long Beach resident and artist Hedy Page, with a short Q&A with Page and a presentation of her latest painting featuring the Long Beach boardwalk and many of the city’s residents, presented in conjunction with Artists in Partnership, light refreshments follow, 2:30-4 p.m., Long Beach Public Library, 111 Park Ave., free, register at longbeachlibrary.org, 516-432-7201, for additional information email aip4arts@gmail.com.

MARCH 19 

ALBERTSON

ONLINE: ÉDITH PIAF

Learn about the life and career of French singer Édith Piaf, 2 p.m., hosted by Shelter Rock Public Library, free, visit srpl.org for a link, 516-248-7363.

COPIAGUE

FIRST LADIES OF COMEDY

Discussion about the emergence of stand-up comedy as a distinct art form that made it possible for women to find wide acceptance as comedy stars, learn about Moms Mabley, Jean Carroll, Phyllis Diller, Joan Rivers and others, 6:30 p.m., Copiague Memorial Public Library, 50 Deauville Blvd., free, register at copiaguelibrary.org, 631-691-1111.

MARCH 20 

AMAGANSETT, QUOGUE, SAG HARBOR

ONLINE: THE ROOSEVELT WOMEN OF NEW YORK STATE

Explore the lives of mothers, wives and daughters of presidents, politicians, statesmen, authors and more, learn about their legacy, 7 p.m., hosted by Amagansett, John Jermain and Quogue libraries, free, register for a link:

Amagansett Public Library, amagansettlibrary.org, 631-267-3810.
John Jermain Memorial Library, johnjermain.org, 631-725-0049.
Quogue Library, quoguelibrary.org, 631-653-4224.

GREAT NECK

ONLINE: MOTHERS OF INVENTION

Hear the stories of overlooked female innovators, 2 p.m., hosted by Great Neck Library, free, visit greatnecklibrary.org for a link, 516-466-8055.

HEWLETT

ONLINE: REPORTER NELLIE BLY

Learn about the life and career of American journalist Nellie Bly, noon, hosted by Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library, free, visit hwpl.org for a link, 516-374-1967.

HUNTINGTON
WOMEN AT SEA

Learn about the wives of whale ship captains and how they broke barriers and sailed the world, 6 p.m., Huntington Public Library, 1335 New York Ave., free, resident library cardholders can register at myhpl.org, 631-421-5053.

LINDENHURST

LI’S WOMEN AVIATORS

Learn the history of Long Island’s pioneer female pilots, from the early 1900s through Amelia Earhart and beyond, 7 p.m., Lindenhurst Memorial Library, 1 Lee Ave., free, resident library cardholders can register at lindenhurstlibrary.org, 631-957-7755.

LOCUST VALLEY

ADVENTURES IN ART: SELFIE TIME

Explore the iconic self-portraits of artist Frida Kahlo and create your own selfie inspired by her work, for children in kindergarten to grade five, 4 p.m., Locust Valley Library, 170 Buckram Rd., free, register at locustvalleylibrary.org, 516-671-1837.

ONLINE: ‘HAMILTON’ AND THE SCHUYLER SISTERS

Examine the lives of the Schuyler sisters and how they were portrayed in the musical “Hamilton,” 7 p.m., hosted by Locust Valley Library, free, register for a link at locustvalleylibrary.org, 516-671-1837.

PATCHOGUE

MOVIE

Screening of the documentary “She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry” (2014, not rated, 1:32), about the women who founded the modern women’s rights movement from 1966 to 1971, 1 p.m., Patchogue-Medford Library, 54-60 E. Main St., free, register at pmlib.org, 631-654-4700.

ROSLYN

ONLINE: WOMEN AT SEA

Explore what life was like for women at sea, where they gave birth, what they ate for dinner, how they looked after their children and celebrated holidays, presented by The Whaling Museum & Education Center of Cold Spring Harbor, 1 p.m., hosted by The Bryant Library, free, register for a link at bryantlibrary.org, 516-621-2240.

MARCH 21 

BRENTWOOD
PIONEERING CIA WOMEN

Learn about the pioneering women of the CIA, 6 p.m., Brentwood Public Library, 34 2nd Ave., free, register at brentwoodnylibrary.org, 631-273-7883.

BRIGHTWATERS

AUTHOR VISIT: 'LADIES, FIRST: COMMON THREADS'

Local author Debra Scala Giokas discusses her book “Ladies, First: Common Threads,” which celebrates 18 First Ladies who participated in the craft and creativity of needlework, refreshments served, presented by Bay Shore Historical Society, 7 p.m., Bay Shore-Brightwaters Public Library, 1 S. Country Rd., free, bayshorehistoricalsociety.org, 631-665-1707.

CENTRAL ISLIP

UNSUNG HEROES

Learn about lesser-known female historical figures like Anna Coleman Ladd, the Radium Girls and others, 7 p.m., Central Islip Public Library, 33 Hawthorne Ave., free, register at cilibrary.org, 631-234-9333.

HEWLETT

ONLINE: THE MARY TYLER MOORE STORY

Explore the many talents of the award-winning comedian, actress, singer, dancer and producer Mary Tyler Moore, 11 a.m., hosted by Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library, free, visit hwpl.org for a link, 516-374-1967.

PORT WASHINGTON

ART LECTURE

Discussion about the life and artwork of painter Tamara de Lempicka, 3 p.m., Port Washington Public Library, 1 Library Dr., free, pwpl.org, 516-883-4400.

SELDEN

BOOK DISCUSSION: 'THE RIDE OF HER LIFE'

Discuss the nonfiction book “The Ride of Her Life: The True Story of a Woman, Her Horse, and Their Last-Chance Journey Across America,” by Elizabeth Letts, about a woman’s trek to the Pacific Ocean in the 1950s to fulfill her dying wish, 2 p.m., Middle Country Public Library, 575 Middle Country Rd., free, register at mcplibrary.org, 631-585-9393.

SHOREHAM

ONLINE: THE ROOSEVELT WOMEN OF NY
Explore the lives of mothers, wives and daughters of presidents, politicians, statesmen, authors and more, learn about their legacy, 7 p.m., hosted by North Shore Public Library, free, Suffolk County cardholders can register at northshorepubliclibrary.org, 631-929-4488.

UNIONDALE

CRAFT FOR KIDS

Create a craft for Women’s History Month, for children in kindergarten to grade five, 4:30 p.m., Uniondale Public Library, 400 Uniondale Ave., free, register at uniondalelibrary.org, 516-489-2220.
  

MARCH 22 

CENTRAL ISLIP

MOVIE

Screening of “The Woman King” (2022, rated PG-13, 2:15), starring Viola Davis and Thuso Mbedu, inspired by true events that took place in the Kingdom of Dahomey, one of the most powerful states of Africa in the 18th and 19th centuries, noon, Central Islip Public Library, 33 Hawthorne Ave., free, register at cilibrary.org, 631-234-9333.

MARCH 23 

AMAGANSETT

WOMEN OF THE CIA

Author Lester Paldy discusses how pioneering women overcame obstacles to become valued members of the CIA, copies of Paldy’s book “No Cloak, No Dagger: A Professor’s Secret Life Inside the CIA” will be available for purchase and signing, 1 p.m., Amagansett Public Library, 215 Main St., Amagansett, free, cost for the book, register at amagansettlibrary.org, 631-267-3810.

RIVERHEAD
SCIENCE PIONEER LISE MEITNER

Learn about the life and science of Lise Meitner, who worked on radioactivity and nuclear physics and was an unsung hero of nuclear fission, having played an essential role in its 1938 discovery, 1 p.m., Suffolk County Historical Society Museum, 300 W. Main St., $8, includes refreshments, registration and prepayment is required, visit SuffolkCountyHistoricalSociety.org, or call 631-727-2881, ext. 100.

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