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Chicago Public Library celebrates Pride Month
From a news release
2018-06-01

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In honor of Pride Month in June, Chicago Public Library will feature a variety of programs for kids, teens and adults highlighting the culture, history and achievements of the LGBTQ community.

The Pride Committee started in 2009 at CPL and has been fully committed to assist in expanding and improving its range of services to the LGBTQ community. They continue to connect Chicago's residents to enriching LGBTQ programs, events and information.

This year's keynote program Looking Out // Looking In Performance and Talk Back is a play that features the true stories of the performers where the audience is encouraged to engage back with the actors.

Over 25 free music performances, author events, story times, film screenings and more are planned to celebrate Pride Month. For more information about Pride Month programs and library offerings, visit chipublib.org/pride.

2018 Pride Month celebration highlights include:

Drag Story Time

June 2 at 11am | Albany Park

June 6 at 10:30am | Pullman

June 7 at 10:30 am | Rogers Park

June 12 at 5:30pm | Garfield Ridge

Story time becomes more dazzling with stories, songs, boas, and glitter.

Looking Out // Looking In Performance and Talk Back

June 7 at 6 pm | Harold Washington — Multipurpose Room

Hilarious, relevant, and poignant, looking out // looking in is a collection of stories that connects issues around race, class, sexuality, age, gender, and self-esteem. This is presented by About Face Theatre.

Schlip Shlops

June 9 at 1pm | King

Two friends, Izah and Charley, pull inspiration from animals, food, and camaraderie for their mirth-filled performances, which explore making space for themselves, their bodies, and their queer identities.

Pride Trivia

June 14 at 4 pm | West Town

Show off your knowledge, win prizes and have fun at this friendly competition for all teens.

Film Screenings showcasing LGBTQ filmmakers, actors and experiences

Various times and locations

Maker Lab Programs

Pride Felt Bunting Workshop

June 15 at 2pm | Harold Washington — CPL Maker Lab

Create a unique Pride-themed felt bunting decoration to take home.

Celebrate Pride with Rainbow Mosaics

June 23 at 2pm | Harold Washington — CPL Maker Lab

Come and make a rainbow mosaic. Participants will learn to create their own mini mosaic magnet using stained glass on wood with artist Norma Rios-Sierra.

Art Exhibits

The Library is Open: A Queer Lexicon

June 1-30 | Third Floor at Harold Washington, Exhibit Cases

This exhibit offers a glimpse into the vocabulary of the LGBTQ community. Through a selection of terms, it invites patrons to learn the lingo that many queer people use now to show their pride. There will be a walking tour for the exhibit on June 13 at 5:30pm.

Books by LGBTQ authors, artwork and more are available at all library branches and on the library's website throughout the year. For a complete listing of programs, visit a CPL location or chipublib.org .

About Chicago Public Library

Since 1873, Chicago Public Library ( CPL ) has encouraged lifelong learning by welcoming all people and offering equal access to information, entertainment and knowledge through innovative services and programs, as well as cutting-edge technology. Through its 80 locations, the Library provides free access to a rich collection of materials, both physical and digital, and presents the highest quality author discussions, exhibits and programs for children, teens and adults. CPL received the Social Innovator Award from Chicago Innovation Awards; won a National Medal for Library Services from the Institute for Museum and Library Services; was named the first ever winner of the National Summer Learning Association's Founder's Award in recognition of its Summer Learning Challenge; and was ranked number one in the U.S., and third in the world by an international study of major urban libraries conducted by the Heinrich Heine University Dusseldorf in Germany. For more information, please call ( 312 ) 747-4050 or visit chipublib.org . To follow CPL on social media, visit us on Twitter ( @chipublib ) or Facebook ( Chicago Public Library ).


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