TOMS RIVER – During Women’s History Month, capture the spirit of women whose ingenuity quietly changed the world. Historian and storyteller Carol Simon Levin will present “Mothers of Invention,” 6:30 PM Tuesday, March 22, at the Ocean County Library Toms River Branch.
Portraying Lillian Moller Gilbreth, motion study pioneer and mother of 12 portrayed in the novel, play and film Cheaper By The Dozen, Carol will spin tales of innovators such as “Female Edison” Margaret Knight; film star Hedy Lamarr, whose research led to GPS, WiFi, and Bluetooth technology; and others whose achievements were often ignored, discounted or credited to others.
A New Jersey Council for the Humanities Public Scholar, Carol is widely known for https://tellingherstories.com, the website devoted to preserving the legacies of women whose contributions to society and everyday living were overlooked or obscured.
Registration at www.theoceancountylibrary/events is required to attend this free program, which is sponsored by Friends of the Ocean County Library – Toms River.03-02-invention.pdf