Rockford Public Library Celebrates Women's History Month
Library program highlights women in aviation
Rockford Public Library will host “Women in Aviation,” a program in celebration of Women’s History Month, on Saturday, March 21, 2009 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium, 215 N. Wyman St. (Enter from Mulberry St.). The event begins with an original one-act play, Queen Bess and Pancho Barnes, written by Charlyne Blatcher Martin and presented by Auburn High School CAPA actors. Bessie Coleman and Florence “Pancho” Barnes were pioneering women aviators. After the one-act, aviator Laurie Probst will talk on “Voices from Everyday Women in Aviation”. Probst is co-chair of the Wisconsin 99s International Organization of Women Pilots and a member of the Oshkosh Women in Aviation Chapter. She is also a public school teacher. Ages 13 and older are welcome to attend. Registration is not required. Printed material on aviation education & careers will also be available at the program.
This program is free and open to the public. For more information, please visit our events calendar online at www.rockfordpubliclibrary/events.
This program is free and open to the public.
About the Rockford Public Library
The Rockford Public Library, founded in 1872 as the second library in Illinois, currently has six facilities, including the Main Library and five Branch Libraries. The Rockford Public Library's mission is to enhance community life and development by informing, educating, entertaining, and providing cultural enrichment to all people of all ages by collecting information to address the diverse interests of our dynamic community.