Top 10 Things to Do in March

March brings with it extra daylight, Women’s History Month, and SPRING! CALS has all the movies, books and entertainment, whether the sun brings you outside or the allergies drive you inside.

  1. The CALS Used Book Sale is back, March 7 -9! After missing the final sale of 2023 due to the Main Library closing for renovations, the sale has returned at a new location. Come shop $1 paperbacks and $2 hardbacks at the Port Industrial Hub (7773 Sloane Dr.), full event details can be found here.
  2. Celebrate Women’s History Month with the fiercest dynamic duo to grace the big screen, Thelma and Louise on March 7 at Ron Robinson Theater. (OK, if that’s not officially “historical” enough for you, then catch The Passion of Joan of Arc on March 5.)
  3. Visit McMath Library and peruse the Seed Library. The idea is simple: check out seeds, plant them, collect new seeds after the harvest, and return them for the next gardener. If you don’t have a green thumb, check out a book on gardening and teach yourself.
  4. Another Women’s History Month event on March 6, “The Power of Friendships with NPR Legal Affairs Correspondent Nina Totenberg.” This virtual talk with the author explores her 50-year friendship with Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and her book, Dinners With Ruth: A Memoir on the Power of Friendships. (Check out the book here)
  5. March is National Reading Month. Check out what the architects from Polk Stanley Wilcox are reading (when they’re not working on the Main renovation, that is); read the article here.
  6. Watch The Godmother of Rock & Roll: Sister Rosetta Tharpe, a documentary that chronicles the life, music, and influence of African American gospel singer and guitar virtuoso (multiple screenings: find them here.)
  7. Sounds in the Stacks: Rackensack Folklore Society – Acoustic Folk Music with Vintage Instruments, on March 19 at 6:30 p.m., stop by for an intimate one-hour concert.
  8. The NEA Big Read title for CALS this year is There There, the debut novel by Cheyenne and Arapaho author Tommy Orange. Published in 2018, the book follows a large cast of Native Americans living in the Oakland, California area and contains several essays on Native American history and identity. Event kick-off begins March 8 (and save the date because Orange will be at Ron Robinson Theater on May 16). Find more at
  9. Read Disillusioned, a book that explores five American families and the unraveling of America’s Suburbs. It is a masterful and timely exploration of how hope, history, and racial denial collide in the suburbs and their schools (read here).
  10. We “spring forward” on Sunday, March 10; take advantage of the extra daylight after the switch and take the kids to the playground at the Hillary Rodham Clinton Children’s Library & Learning Center.

BONUS: Buy your tickets for the Williams Grand Reopening “Family Dinner Night.” While the event isn’t happening until April 18, we’re pretty sure the tickets will be sold out by then (if cash is tight, join us for the free Ribbon Cutting the next day).