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Tune in for the Winners on September 1st

Tune in to the Indiana Authors Awards Facebook page at 11 a.m. on Sept. 1 to find out who the 2020 Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award winners are! Winners will be announced in the following categories: children’s, drama, emerging, fiction, genre,... read more

History of the Telephone Workers, Part 3

In 1900, the pay was $7 a week.  This was for 11-hour shifts 6 days a week.  Some women worked two shifts a day with a three-hour unpaid break.  In small towns and rural areas, work was usually done from homes for 24 hours a day.  Besides “hello girls,” operators were... read more

Kanopy Democracy In Action Series: A Century of Female Votes

With the upcoming presidential election this fall, Kanopy has assembled a toolkit to help educate and promote voting. The first part of this series focuses on Women’s Suffrage and the centennial of the 19th Amendment that guarantees and protects women’s constitutional... read more

Holding Space: A National Conversation Series with Libraries

“Holding Space: A national conversation series with libraries” is the American Library Association’s nationwide virtual tour to highlight the innovation and impact of a diverse range of libraries and engage stakeholders to advocate for libraries and the... read more

The History of Telephone Operators, Part 2

At the turn of the century, single women were joining the workforce in larger numbers.  The job of a telephone operator was an attractive alternative to factory, sweatshop, and maid work.  Women were preferred for the job not only because they were seen to be more... read more

August 100 Years Ago

Look at these statements from headline articles in the La Porte Herald in August, 1920. Terminology, capitalization, and what makes headline news can be different. Yet accidents, business, crime, and war still make headlines. Want to read the whole article? It’s on... read more


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