In recognition of Women’s History Month, a new display has been erected which celebrates a variety of women writers, ranging from the likes of Bell Hooks to Margaret Atwood to Nora Roberts. The titles chosen cross many genres, from popular fiction to biography to cultural criticism and even include film adaptations. In honor of the cultural and artistic contributions that women writers have made to humanity, the display will remain up for the entire month of March.
“Women’s History Month had its origins as a national celebration in 1981 when Congress passed Pub. L. 97-28 which authorized and requested the President to proclaim the week beginning March 7, 1982 as “Women’s History Week.” Throughout the next five years, Congress continued to pass joint resolutions designating a week in March as “Women’s History Week.” In 1987 after being petitioned by the National Women’s History Project, Congress passed Pub. L. 100-9 which designated the month of March 1987 as “Women’s History Month.” Between 1988 and 1994, Congress passed additional resolutions requesting and authorizing the President to proclaim March of each year as Women’s History Month.” – source: http://womenshistorymonth.gov/about.html