By Shanice Punnett
Jamaica Library has invited the community to celebrate Women’s History Month this March, so join it as it commemorates noteworthy women throughout history with films, music and entertainment for all ages.
Events began March 6 and continue with Alessandra Belloni, internationally renowned Italian singer and percussionist, Sunday between 2p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Families are welcome to attend.
On March 20, there will be a film screening of “All About Eve” (1950) for adults, featuring actress Bette Davis between 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Queens Library Director of Communications Joanne King said Women’s History Month is celebrated annually and has increased in popularity.
“Women’s history is becoming an important part of American history,” she said.
When asked about turnout for the previous events, she said, “It was good. Customers are usually very interested and attendance has skyrocketed.”
On March 22 between 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m, families can join Joy Kelly and Christine Campbell for songs and melodies written, performed and inspired by women throughout history.
The final event will be a film screening of “Charade” (1963), featuring actress Audrey Hepburn, March 27 between 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend.
King said the library hosts these events because it likes to combine community, education and discussion.
“It stimulates dialogue and creates awareness,” she said.
She believes the library will continue to have events like this in the future, as it has done so every year for the past 17 years.
All events will be held at the Queens Central Library, at 89-11 Merrick Blvd. in Jamaica.
For more information about programs, services, locations, events and news, visit queenslibrary.org or call 718-990-0700.