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Published on: March 15, 2011

Women’s History Month 2011


The longest-serving female senator in the United States Senate and Baltimore’s own talks about "Women of the Senate: Making History, Changing History"


BALTIMORE – The Enoch Pratt Free Library is honored to welcome Senator Barbara Mikulski, the longest-serving woman in the United States Senate, to discuss "Women of the Senate: Making History, Changing History" as part of the library’s Women’s History Month celebration.

Meet Senator Barbara Mikulski
Sunday, March 20, 2pm
Central Library Wheeler Auditorium
400 Cathedral Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201

Senator Mikulski will discuss her experiences in the U.S. Senate and her female colleagues who have been elected to Congress.

Mikulski was elected to the Baltimore City Council in 1971, where she served for five years. In 1976, she ran for Congress and won, representing Maryland's 3rd district for 10 years. In 1986, she ran for Senate and became the first Democratic woman Senator elected. She was re-elected with large majorities in 1992, 1998, 2004 and 2010.

A leader in the Senate, Mikulski is the Dean of the Women - serving as a mentor to other women Senators when they first take office. As the dean, she builds coalitions - proving that the Senate women are not solo acts, but work together to get things done.

Mikulski is the author of two novels, Capitol Offense and Capitol Venture. She is also co-author of Nine and Counting: The Women of the Senate.

After the discussion, there will be a reception held in the Poe Room.

For a complete schedule of the Pratt’s Women’s History Month programs, visit our website at Also look for the Pratt on Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Foursquare and YouTube.

Remember at the Enoch Pratt Free Library: "Your journey starts here."

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