CLEVELAND, March 1, 2024: Cleveland Public Library will host programs and activities to celebrate women’s contributions to history, culture, and society this International Women’s History Month. View a upcoming events at

“This month, we invite you to celebrate International Women’s History Month with Cleveland Public Library,” said Ashley D. Boyd, Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. “Join us as we spotlight local advocates like Eliza Bryant, Belle Sherwin, and Marion Winton Strongheart Campbell, exemplifying the 2024 theme: “Women Who Advocate for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.”

WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH READING FLASH MOB: Join CPL in kicking off Cleveland Public Library’s Women’s History Month Reading Challenge with a Flash Mob at the West Side Market on Saturday, March 9 at noon. Readers of all levels and ages are invited to grab a free book or bring their own and read collectively for 5-10 minutes in this celebration of books like no other. Register at

WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH READING CHALLENGE: Log your minutes and complete activities for a chance to earn badges and prizes throughout the challenge. Prizes include Annie the Musical tickets, a Cedar Point Gold Pass, a $50 Target Gift Card, and a Classroom Bowling and Pizza Party. Register at

MENSTRUAL EQUITY INITIATIVE: Cleveland Public Library launches its Menstrual Equity initiative, making menstrual products free and accessible to library patrons in need. Menstrual Equity refers to the right for people who menstruate to have equal access to hygiene products. Learn more about the Library’s effort to eliminate menstrual inequities at

TOTE BAG PRINTMAKING: Join Zygote Press for a free, hands-on printmaking workshop where you will learn how to create your own tote bag and posters inspired by Rebecca Louise Law’s exhibit, The Archive. Under the guidance of experienced printmakers, you’ll have the unique opportunity to print with original designs by Zygote Press artists. This interactive workshop will be offered twice, including on March 23 at the Hough Campus from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Register today at

WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT WORKSHOP: Celebrate the contributions of women around the world and learn about current gender issues on Wednesday, March 6 at 3:30 p.m. at the Fulton Campus. Then, design and create stickers or vinyl cutouts representing influential women who’ve inspired you. Register now at

BEATS AND LYRICS: Learn about women of the past and present through music on Tuesday, March 12 at 4 p.m. at the Martin Luther King Jr. Campus. Discuss how women are celebrated and championed throughout history with Beats and Lyrics, a multigenerational program bridging gaps between history, heritage, linguistics, and societal relevance. Register today at

WOMAN…WHAT’SYOUR VISION: Cleveland Public Library will host Woman…What’s Your Vision? a creative vision board workshop on Saturday, March 23 at 1 p.m. at the Memorial-Nottingham Campus. Map out your goals and dreams with engaging images, encouraging words, and creative crafts that inspire and motivate you. Register at

Select neighborhood campuses will be hosting International Women’s History Month crafts, games, and other activities for the entire family. Visit for a complete list of programs.