2016 marks the 225th anniversary of the Bill of Rights, one of our nation’s early attempts to form “a more perfect union.” In honor of this milestone, the National Archives encourages everyone to engage in thoughtful debate and discussion of how our ancestors sought to create a more just society and how we do so today.
The Bill of Rights and You exhibit highlights the remarkably American story of how we have amended, or attempted to amend, the Constitution in order to form a nation that more closely mirrors our ideals. The exhibit presents key information that is easy to understand about the Bill of Rights and its impact, viewable at each of the Spokane County Library District’s locations.
The exhibition Literature of Prescription: Charlotte Perkins Gilman and “The Yellow Wall-Paper” explores the story behind Gilman’s indictment of the medical profession and the social conventions restricting women’s professional and creative opportunities. During a time when women were challenging traditional ideas about gender that excluded them from political and intellectual life, artist and writer Charlotte Perkins Gilman, who was discouraged from pursuing a career to preserve her health, rejected these ideas in a terrifying short story, titled “The Yellow Wall-Paper.”
This exhibition is brought to you by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health.
In honor of Millwood’s 90th Anniversary, Millwood History Enthusiasts and Argonne Library are partnering to exhibit a month-long display of photos and artifacts of historical significance. Throughout the month of March, Argonne Library also offers programs and regular meetings with the Enthusiasts to explore the rich history of Millwood.
You’re invited to a special birthday celebration for Dr. Seuss with “lots of good fun that is funny.” Listen to local celebrities read their favorite books, make crafts, play games, and get your picture taken with the Cat in the Hat, Thing 1, and Thing 2. All ages
Floating Crowbar plays a high energy mix of Irish instrumental music and songs drawn from traditional and contemporary sources. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by listening to Irish music played on uilleann pipes, flute, whistle, banjo, and mandolin as well as fiddle and guitar.