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Posted on: February 17, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Mothers of Invention

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Join us March 30, 7PM at the Woodbridge Main Library as Carol Simon Levin portrays Lillian Moller Gilbreth, motion study pioneer and “Cheaper by the Dozen” mother of 12 and shares the stories of other overlooked women innovators, including many women of color. From Margaret Knight (the 19th century “Female Edison”) to Hollywood superstar Hedy Lamarr, these “Mothers of Invention” changed our lives, yet their accomplishments were all too often ignored, discounted or credited to others. 


Registration is required. All ages are welcomed to attend! Please register here or call 732-634-4450.


Carol Simon Levin is a professional storyteller and independent historian who specializes in telling the stories of “fascinating women history forgot” through first person portrayals. She is a NJ Council for the Humanities Public Scholar presenting “Reclaiming Our Voice: NJ’s Role in the Fight for Woman Suffrage” which she has also published as an article in March 2020 issue of the Garden State Legacy. She has also authored the book Remembering the Ladies: From Patriots in Petticoats to Presidential Candidates which profiles 69 women — well-known and unknown — who worked tirelessly for women’s rights in America. Carol holds a BA focusing on women’s history and history of technology from Cornell University and a Masters in Library Services from the University of Arizona. She is also the founder of Telling Her Stories. 


The event is apart of our Makers Day celebration! New Jersey Makers Day inspires and activates libraries to showcase and highlight STEM and maker culture, enhancing life-long learning.

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