Celebrating Women’s History Month

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The Danbury Library, in partnership with the FRIENDS of the Danbury Library and the League of Women Voters, will celebrate Women’s History Month with two special programs in March.  On Sunday, March 22 at 2p.m., actress Michele LaRue will portray Mrs. Harry Horatio Hemmenway in a one-woman performance of “Someone Must Wash the Dishes: An Anti-Suffrage Satire.” The year is 1912, eight years before women got the right to vote. The satiric monologue was written by pro-suffragist and Unitarian minister Marie Jenney Howe.

On Sunday, March 29 from 2:00-4:00pm, the 2004 HBO film starring actresses Hillary Swank and Frances O’Connor will be shown. Swank and O’Connor portray well-known activists Alice Paul and Lucy Burns, respectively. Anjelica Houston and Patrick Dempsey also star in the film. Due to the film’s licensing restrictions, the film title cannot be identified in this release. For more program details, visit the library’s website at   

Both programs are free of charge and held in the Library’s Farioly Program Room. Registration is required online at by clicking on “Events” or calling 203-797-4527. For more information, contact the Library’s Community Relations Department at 203-796-8061.  

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