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Gals of the Bathysphere

Katie learns that some seashells are for taking. Bonnie is missing her rocks. Leah was so poor she stole a napkin. And Amy steals from the Pope. After confessing their crimes, the Gal Pals learn about the gals who went deep diving in a lead ball the size of a yoga ball to research the […]

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Queen Bee Giveaway

As part of the Keep Indiana Learning #virtuallydifferent conference we are giving away a copy of Rosalind Wiseman’s book Queen Bees & Wannabes: helping your daughters survive cliques, gossip, boyfriends & other realities of adolescence. One winner will be chosen at random on July 1, 2021. Enter your information to a chance to win. About […]

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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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May First Friday

In person First Friday’s are back! We’re shining a spotlight on women at the center of folk tales & myths. Come see what new books we have for check out. Scavenger Hunt! Our youngest volunteer, Samantha, has a knack for scavenger hunts. She’s hidden, in plain sight, 24 fairy jars around the library. If you […]

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Leah’s Five Recommends

The Memoirs of Alice Guy Blaché by Alice Guy, Roberta and Simone Blaché Shout, Sister Shout! The Untold Story of Rock-an-Roll Trailblazer Sister Rosetta Tharpe by Gayle Wald Beyond Uhura by Nichelle Nichols Conchita Cintrón: Memoirs of a Bullfighter by Conchita Cintrón and an introduction by Orson Welles Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher What 5 […]

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Kim’s Five Recommends

Confessions of a Failed Southern Lady by Florence King Education of a Princess by Marie, Grand Duchess of Russia Women of the Beat Generation by Ann Charters and Brenda Knight Paris Was a Woman: Portraits from the Left Bank by Andrea Weiss My Thirty Year’s War by Margaret Anderson What 5 Women’s History Books Do You […]

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Patricia Cowings

The gals wrap up Black History – Women in STEM month by talking about NASA’s aerospace psychophysiologist, Patricia Cowings. She helped astronauts not puke in their space helmets and was the first women trained for space flight! The gals also talk about their third favorite dinosaur – ’cause science!  Show Notes This month our Gal […]

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Mamie Phipps Clark

It’s Black History month and we’re taking this opportunity to shine an amazing spotlight on Black women in STEM. Bonnie starts us off talking about child physiologist Mamie Phipps Clark and how her Doll Study helped the Brown V Board of Education case. Show Notes It’s Black History Month!!! 2018 UC San Diego Women in […]

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Women’s Battalion of Death

Author of Women Warriors, Pamela Toler, tells us the fascinating tale of the Women’s Battalion of Death lead by Maria Botchkareva. The Gal Pals also ask if you can conform and rebel at the same time. Show Notes We are on Zoom ’cause COVID The Gal Pals for January are, Dr. Leah Leach, Bonnie Fillenwarth, […]

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Cokie Roberts

It’s the start of Author Gal’s month! We’re celebrating the ladies of the written word. Bonnie starts us off with the political reporter and author Cokie Roberts. We also talk about Bobbleheads and National Novel Writing Month.  Show Notes We’re in the library this month! So we’re drunker! The gal pals this month are Dr. […]