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Why Libraries Will Have A Long Shelf Life

Did you know that more American’s visit the library than go to the movie theater? Thanks to a new Gallup poll done in Dec 2019 there is data revealing that libraries are the most frequented leisure activity for American’s surpassing sporting events, live concerts, and museum trips. This is a wonderful confirmation to the team […]

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Gal’s Guide Podcast – Women Who Made the Internet

Step aside Al Gore, because Bonnie read a book with a pun in the title all about how so many women made the internet! Learn about the women who invented computer programming and hyperlinks. Learn who decided early computers would be oatmeal color and why we use the term “computer bug” Spoilers! It’s all women!!! […]

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Gal’s Guide Recommended Books By And About Women Journalists

While there are several exceptional options for books written about and by women who are journalists, we have narrowed it down to a mix of our top recommendations for May. Each link goes to our Amazon Smile Charity page to support our independent women’s history library. OUR RECOMMENDED READS: Eighty Days: Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland’s History-Making Race […]

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Gal’s Guide Podcast – Savvy Painter

New Format! Gal pals, Dr. Leah Leach, Bonnie Fillenwarth, Rebecca Berfanger and Kim Thatcher gather to bring you 1 cool thing about women in painting. First up is newbie Kim talking about the Savvy Painting Podcast hosted by Antrese Wood. The gals also go off on a HW-onderful Bob Ross tangent. FULL EPISODE YOUTUBE VERSION […]

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January Meeting – Painters

Brush up on your art history.   Join your gal, Bonnie in a discussion about the ladies of painting and art, with pictures!   Ladies include Artemisia Gentileschi, Frida Khalo, the Guerrilla Girls and more.   At the meeting, Gal’s Guide will be giving away one copy of Bonnie’s awesome Women’s History Calendar. Must be […]

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Gal EGOT Winners

Imagine winning an Emmy. Hearing your name called, the applause of the crowd, the slow walk to the microphone and then your acceptance speech heard ’round the world. Now, what if you also win a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Tony. Now, my friend, you are one of 15 people in the world known as […]

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Gal’s Guide Podcast – Zelda & Douche Canoes

Continuing from last week’s show on #BookGals, gal-pals Dr. Leah Leach and Bonnie Fillenwarthjoin Lisa Leo to talk about Zelda Fitzgerald, writers, and the douche canoes of the writing world. Your Host: Lisa LeoGal Pals: Dr. Leah Leach and Bonnie Fillenwarth FULL EPISODE Show Notes & Extra’s  Looking for the first part of the discussion? Click here for Episode […]

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Her Life, Her Words: Inspiring Female Autobiographies

Gal’s Guide specializes in stories of inspiring gals of history. Whether it’s research for our podcast Your Gal Friday or our monthly meetings, nothing is better than learning about a gal in her own words. Autobiography, memoir, or essay there is always a bit of insight to guide you in your own life. If any […]

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Gal’s Guide Podcast – Keeping Gals In STEM

Continuation of last week’s discussion on #STEMgals. Gal-pals Lisa Meece and Bonnie Fillenwarth join Dr. Leah Leach to throw shade on Snapchat, profess their love to Starbase Indy and deep dive into keeping gals in STEM careers. Your Host: Dr. Leah Leach Gal Pals: Lisa Meece, Bonnie Fillenwarth Full Episode YouTube Version Show Notes and Extras: Looking for […]

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Gal’s Guide Podcast – STEM 7

NASA had the Mercury 7, we have the STEM 7. Gal-pals Lisa Meece and Bonnie Fillenwarth join Dr. Leah Leach to talk about seven remarkable gals that changed the world on the newest episode of Gal’s Guide to the Galaxy Podcast. Who’s your favorite #STEMgal? Your Host: Dr. Leah Leach Gal Pals: Lisa Meece, Bonnie […]