Celebrate Pride Month with HTFL

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Special June Programming!

 

Everyone Can Celebrate Pride Month!

On our Rainbow Wall of Inspiration!

Throughout the month, stop by the front window and fill out a Post-It to add to the Wall of Inspiration. You can write a quote, positive mantra, or just leave a nice greeting.

*While you're here, check out our themed book displays!*

*Scroll to see all programming, or click on the buttons below to go directly to info for specific age groups*

Themed Events for Adults and Parents:

Join our June book group

to read and discuss

Real Queer America: LGBT Stories from Red States by Samantha Allen

June 30 at 7PM over Zoom

This book club will be reading the book Real Queer America by Samantha Allen and discussing it over Zoom.

  • Register for the club at the Reference Desk.

  • Limited free copies of the book are available with registration starting 6/1

About the book:

In Real Queer America, Allen takes us on a cross-country road-trip stretching all the way from Provo, Utah to the Rio Grande Valley, to the Bible Belt to the Deep South. Her motto for the trip: "Something gay every day." Making pit stops at drag shows, political rallies, and hubs of queer life across the heartland, she introduces us to scores of extraordinary LGBT people working for change, from the first openly transgender mayor in Texas history to the manager of the only queer night club in Bloomington, Indiana, and many more.

For the

Come join us on June 15th at 7pm

for our Parenting Panel on

Gender-Expansive Parenting

 

Join us in-person in the Library Community Room or virtually over Zoom.*

Having a child or teen begin to question their gender, or experiment with items often associated with a gender other than that which they were assigned at birth, can be difficult and confusing for parents and caregivers.      

Taking place on June 15th at 7pm, this hybrid program is being presented by a panel of qualified professionals for parents and caregivers wanting to find ways to support healthy gender exploration in their children while also looking to answer some of the important questions these adults may have.

    

*Registration is required for either form of the presentation. Click the title, image, or button below to register for either in-person or virtual access.

Teen

 

Themed Programs

Kids

 Themed Programs

Join our special Teen Book Club for Pride Month - For Teens in grades 9-12.

This book club will be reading the graphic novel Gender Queer by Maia Kobabe 

*Register at the Youth Services Desk*

This book club will meet on June 28th at 7PM over Zoom.

About the Book:

Maia's (e/em/eir pronouns) intensely cathartic autobiography charts eir journey of self-identity, which includes the mortification and confusion of adolescent crushes, grappling with how to come out to family and society.  Started as a way to explain to eir family what it means to be nonbinary and asexual, Gender Queer is more than a personal story: it is a useful and touching guide on gender identity--what it means and how to think about it--for advocates, friends, and humans everywhere.

 

We are offering

many Pride themed virtual Storytimes!

Including:

  • StoryCraft on Tuesday, June 7th,

  • Pajama Storytime on Monday, June 13th, 

  • Saturday Morning Stories on Saturday, June 25th,

  • Books and Babies on Wednesday, June 29th.

We welcome you

to join us in the Library Community Room on Friday, June 17th, at 10:30AM for a special in-person Family Storytime.

Pride Family Storytime will focus on stories about accepting others’ differences and loving people for who they are in an age-appropriate way.

*Registration is required*