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Myers-Briggs

Did you know the Myers-Briggs personality test was designed by a mother and daughter? Did you know it’s used in hiring processes today? Learn about the interesting history of the test and see what you think.  Show Notes & Extras Isabel Briggs Myers (Wikipedia) Katharine Cook Briggs (Wikipedia) Persona: The Dark Truth behind Personality Tests […]

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Gal’s Guide at InConjunction

Gal’s Guide Library is venturing to the InConJunction Science Fiction Fantastic Convention! We’ll have a booth and programing throughout the 4th of July weekend. Friday, July 1 Saturday, July 2 Sunday, July 3 Gal’s Guide Programming: Weird and Wonderful World of Carrie Fisher Bechdel – the cartoonist & the film test Mother of Frankenstein Born […]

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Betty White Day

Betty White’s hometown Oak Park, IL is proclaiming January 17 as Betty White Day. The amazing comedian Betty White would have turned 100 years old on January 17, 2022. Passing away only a few weeks before her centennial birthday sparked the #BettyWhiteChallenge urging people to donate to local animal shelters. Betty loved a good birthday […]

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Gerda Taro

To wrap up Photographer Gal month the Gal Pals talk about the favorite photos that they have taken, we learn no one likes a reverse centaur and that Gerda Taro is amazing. Gerda was the first woman photographer to die on the front lines. Papa Hemingway was a fan of her work. Learn all about […]

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Vote for new Olympic books!

Every month we have a research theme. We gather the books we have in the collection and the Gal’s Pals research for the Gal’s Guide Podcast. Sometimes we have holes in the collection where we could use more materials have better diversity in the theme. This is where YOU come in! We’ll post a short […]

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Isabella Bird

Climb the mountain! Pet the peacock! This is the advice from the drunk gal-pals, that might not be the best to follow. However, Katie tells about an English explorer who traveled all around the world. One adventure the locals trapped her in a house and set it on fire! Learn about the lady who was […]

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Vote For New Explorer Books!

Every month we have a research theme. We gather the books we have in the collection and the Gal’s Pals research for the Gal’s Guide Podcast. Sometimes we have holes in the collection where we could use more materials have better diversity in the theme. This is where YOU come in! We’ll post a short […]

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Juneteenth Read IN

Gal’s Guide Library is hosting a Juneteenth Read-IN. Invoking the spirit of civil rights sit-ins, the Gal’s Guide Library will be facilitating a space and books for people of all ages and ethnicities to come and sit and read a book about the African American experience. Bring a book. Borrow a book.Non Fiction or Fiction.Sit […]

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Vote for New Folk Tales and Myth Books!

Every month we have a research theme. We gather the books we have in the collection and the Gal’s Pals research for the Gal’s Guide Podcast. Sometimes we have holes in the collection where we could use more materials have better diversity in the theme. This is where YOU come in! We’ll post a short […]

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Bonnie’s Five Recommends

Women and Art: Contested Territory by Judy Chicago and Edward Lucie-Smith Headstrong: 52 Women Who Changed Science – and the World by Rachel Swaby 4,000 years of Uppity Women by Vicki Leon Wonder Women by Sam Maggs Color: A Natural History of the Palette by Victoria Finlay What 5 Women’s History Books Do You Recommend? […]