Mason’s Musings March 11th, 2023
The second week of March has come bearing gifts – of rain, yaaaaay? On a more serious note I do love a nice rainy week, since it’s perfect weather for just lazing around the house and putting off work (don’t tell the Director). And of course, a rainy day means a warm drink in one hand and a good book in the other, perhaps one from our Women’s History Month display – if you so please. Speaking of Women’s History Month – I thought it would be a fun idea to introduce you all to a lesser known figure of woman’s history for the rest of the March Musings!
Have you ever wondered why old undergarments were called “Bloomers”? Well this is because of the 1800’s woman’s rights activist Amelia Bloomer. When she began writing for her husband’s newspaper she wished for more content relating to women and their plights. So she established “The Lilly”, one of the first newspapers to have ever been written, edited, and published all by women. In the newspaper she advocated not only for woman’s suffrage and temperance against alcohol, but also for women to lose their tight corsets and petticoats for more comfortable, looser tops and pants. Although Amelia didn’t invent the “bloomers” she was a most staunch advocate for their existence and so they were named after her and her insistence for women to be more comfortable in their own clothes!
I hope you all enjoyed learning about a lesser known woman’s history figure. I’m going to love researching all of these lesser known ladies that have either escaped our knowledge or have been cast in shadow by their male colleagues. Wishing you all a comfy and cozy week!
Library Events 3/11– 3/18:
Wednesday March 15th – Children’s Hour with Ms. Katie! Bring the little ones for story-time with Ms. Katie. Stories, songs, activities, and crafts are all part of the fun. Children’s Hour starts at 10:00 AM and occurs every Wednesday of each month (excluding January and August).
Friday March 17th – Movie Magic. We have a very special event lined up for tweens. Learn how to make your very own stop-motion animation short movie. All supplies will be provided by the library so that you can experiment to your heart’s content. The Movie Magic event starts at 3 PM and by the end of it you’ll have your own sharable mini movie!