Arlington Public Library joins in celebrating Pride Month this June. Discover new books and new friends at the library while uplifting LGBTQIA+ stories through maker events, author talks, film screenings, curated book lists, and more.
Maker events include a Queer Joy Art Party (June 5) inviting visitors to create their own shirt, button or other art to wear. Library Director Diane Kresh leads Envisioning the Colors of Your Rainbow: A Collage & Assemblage Workshop (June 7)—bring your own box or plywood base and use our supplies to complete your vision!
Author and illustrator Mike Curato (June 6) joins us for a Zoom conversation to discuss his work, process and journey—from the creation of his polka-dotted elephant "Little Elliot" to his award-winning oft-banned young adult graphic novel "Flamer." The month concludes with Library Director Diane Kresh and Jeffrey Dale Lofton (June 29) in a conversation steeped in Southern culture on Lofton's award-winning coming-of-age story "Red Clay Suzie."
Enjoy film screenings from “Smithsonian Time Capsule: Beyond Stonewall” (June 5) to "Paris is Burning!" (June 12), craft events for Grades K-5 inspired by cryptographer Alan Turing (June 10) and author Gertrude Stein (June 22), and a virtual book club discussion (June 22) of Jas Hammonds' "We Deserve Monuments."
Library staff will also celebrate Pride in the community with Library Truck pop-ups at Bozman Government Center (June 8) and Arlington Pride (June 24).