Lin­coln Cor­ner presents...

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IN the United States, March is Women’s His­tory Month in cel­e­bra­tion of women and girls in con­junc­tion with In­ter­na­tional Women’s Day on March 8.

In Malaysia, the na­tion­wide net­work of nine Lin­coln Cor­ners will mark the month with ex­hi­bi­tions and pro­grammes for the pub­lic.

Con­cur­rently, the Lin­coln Cor­ners in Sarawak and Pe­nang ( in Se­berang Jaya and Ge­orge Town) will or­gan­ise the­matic ex­hi­bi­tions and book dis­plays fo­cus­ing on Women’s His­tory Month. The Lin­coln Cor­ner Sarawak will also or­gan­ise a panel dis­cus­sion to share the im­por­tant roles women play in so­ci­ety.

The Lin­coln Cor­ner in Ipoh plans to part­ner with Puspanita ( Per­sat­uan Suri dan Ang­gota Wanita Perkhid­matan Awam Malaysia) to host a talk on “Girls & Women Em­pow­er­ment”.

In ad­di­tion, all Lin­coln Cor­ners will pro­mote a se­lec­tion of US li­brary print and mul­ti­me­dia prod­ucts on women’s his­tory. Among the selections the pub­lic may browse at the space and/ or bor­row in­clude:

by Betty Friedan – Friedan, world renowned as a trans­for­ma­tional leader of the women’s move­ment and founder of the Na­tional Or­ga­ni­za­tion for Women, of­fers fas­ci­nat­ing anec­dotes and in­ter­views as well as in­sights rel­e­vant till to­day.

This book has in­spi­ra­tional quotes of­fer­ing ad­vice and per­cep­tive ob­ser­va­tions from ex­cep­tional women and girls.

by Bon­nie G. Smith – This book traces the his­tory of women’s stud­ies in the United States, set­ting out the main agen­das of such stud­ies, ex­plor­ing the global de­vel­op­ment of the sub­ject over time, and high­light­ing their rel­e­vance to­day.

by Karen Fin­er­man – Cov­er­ing ca­reer, money, and love, and ded­i­cated to women read­ers, this book by the chair­woman of broad­caster CNBC presents ad­vice on ev­ery­thing from get­ting ahead at work, overcoming fail­ure, to meet­ing the ideal mate, nav­i­gat­ing a work- life bal­ance, and a crash course in tak­ing con­trol of their fi­nan­cial des­tiny.

edited by Maria M. Ebrahimji and Zahra T. Su­rat­wala – In this book, 40 women un­der 40, born and raised in the United States, dis­cuss what it means to be a Mus­lim woman in Amer­ica.

The Lin­coln Cor­ners are Amer­i­can li­brary col­lec­tions, in­clud­ing print and mul­ti­me­dia, about the United States and its role in global affairs lo­cated in the state li­braries of Pe­nang in Se­berang Jaya and Ge­orge Town, Alor Se­tar, the Ur­ban Trans­for­ma­tion Cen­tre in Ipoh, Kota Baru, Malacca and Kuch­ing, and the pub­lic li­braries of Kuala Lumpur and Jo­hor Baru. In ad­di­tion, the Cor­ners of­fer ac­cess to eLi­braryUSA, a free data­base the pub­lic can use to re­search about women, girls and gen­der equal­ity ( and any other topic).

For more in­for­ma­tion and up­dates, fol­low the US Em­bassy on Face­book at face­book. com/ usem­bassykl, on Twit­ter at @ usem­bassykl; or visit the Lin­coln Cor­ner web­site at malaysia. usem­bassy. gov/ Lin­coln_ cor­ners. html or send an e- mail in­quiry to IRCKualaLumpur@ state. gov.

Look out for Lin­coln Cor­ner high­lights in Star2’ s Reads pages ev­ery first Fri­day of the month.

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