A free, virtual presentation by Susan Cannavino about the fascinating lives of two remarkable women in history. Register to receive a Zoom link.
Josephine Baker: Singer. Actress. Beauty. Spy. During WWII, Josephine Baker, the world's richest and most glamorous entertainer, was an Allied spy in Occupied France.
Victoria Woodhull: She was the first woman to run for president. She was the first woman to address the U.S. Congress and to operate a brokerage firm on Wall Street. She’s the woman Gloria Steinem called “the most controversial suffragist of them all.”
This program will be presented on Zoom.
Register online, in person, or by phone at 330-643-9015. You will receive an e-mail with the participation Zoom weblink one day before the program. Please contact the Library if you are unable to attend.
Contact the Culture & AV division at 330-643-9015 or email@example.com for more information.
Click here for a few Josephine Baker music CDs.
Interested in reading about Josephine Baker or Victoria Woodhull? Like to read biographies? Find books, journals, and more in the Biography Reference Bank.
Looking for your next favorite book? Check out our new service, Your Next 5 Reads! Fill out a form and get reading recommendations from our librarians.
Running a book club? Check out our convenient grab-and-go Book Club To Go service for patrons in book clubs. Each BCTG canvas bag contains ten paperback copies of a book, with titles selected specifically for book clubs because of their discussion-provoking settings, plots, and characters. Since most books are reading club editions, patrons can take advantage of the discussion starters to keep their book club meetings lively.
AGE GROUP: | Adults |
EVENT TYPE: | Virtual Program | Books & Writing |
TAGS: | Zoom Program | Virtual Program | Virtual Event | Victoria Woodhull | Josephine Baker | Biography | American History |
|Mon, Jun 05||10:00AM to 8:00PM|
|Tue, Jun 06||10:00AM to 8:00PM|
|Wed, Jun 07||10:00AM to 8:00PM|
|Thu, Jun 08||10:00AM to 8:00PM|
|Fri, Jun 09||10:00AM to 6:00PM|
|Sat, Jun 10||10:00AM to 5:00PM|
|Sun, Jun 11||1:00PM to 5:00PM|
Main Library, located in the heart of downtown Akron, combines compelling public space with meaningful and relevant public library services for all members of our community. Since opening in 2004, the downtown library welcomes more than one million visitors each year.
Subject divisions include: Business, Government & Science, Culture & AV, Magazines & Newspapers, Special Collections (local history & genealogy), TechZone@Main, Teen, and a 12,000 square feet Children's Library.
Special services available at Main Library include: a Patent & Trademark Resource Center; U.S. Passport and Notary services; a Microbusiness Center; a Maker Space; a resource lab for early childhood educators; and regularly scheduled computer training classes. Also available at Main Library are more than 125 public access computers, color photocopiers/printers, laminating, scanning, faxing, and free Wi-Fi.
Specialized spaces include a 425-seat auditorium, public meeting rooms, and a used bookstore. An interior glass block walkway leads to a 600-space parking garage owned by the City of Akron. An outdoor amphitheater and landscaped park complete the complex.