Celebrate Pride with DC Public Library
Pride 2021 Still We Celebrate... Still We GatherThough we still cannot gather physically for parades and festivals, we still celebrate our pride together. Starting in May and all through June, enjoy our online resources and live events and programming.
DC Queer Flix - A Monthly Watch of LGBTQ Cinema - join us on Twitter using the tag #DCQueerFlix
May 14, 7 p.m. - Eat with Me (special viewing for APIHM with the Mayor's Office on Asian Pacific Islander Affairs)
May 28, 7 p.m. - Saturday Church
June 25, 7 p.m. - Drag Double Feature of A Drag King Extravaganza and I Am Divine
Queer Book Club
Tuesday, May 25, 7 p.m.
Our monthly queer book discussion will focus on Something to Talk About by Meryl Wilsner. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for details about joining the event.
A Conversation with Sheila Alexander- Reid
Wednesday, May 26, 6 p.m.
A conversation with Sheila Alexander-Reid, Director of the Mayor's Office on LGBTQ Affairs and founder of Women in the Life.
Keynote Author Talk: How We Fight for Our Lives with Saeed Jones
Thursday, May 27, 7 p.m.
To celebrate Pride season and kick off Summer Challenge, join us for a discussion with poet and memoirist Saeed Jones. In conversation with the Library's Jordan Johnson, Jones will discuss his memoir How We Fight for Our Lives. We will host the conversation on our Youtube and Facebook pages. Please register here.
Something to Talk About - A Conversation with Meryl Wilsner
Monday, June 8, 7 p.m.
Celebrate Pride season as author Meryl Wilsner discusses their work and hit debut novel, "Something to Talk About" (2020) with staff from our neighbors at PGCMLS and DC Public Library. Join the conversation on the PGCMLS YouTube channel here.
Washington Blade Describe-a-Thon
Saturday, June 12, 10 a.m.
Celebrate LGBTQ+ pride month by helping us make more issues of the Washington Blade available online. You can view issues of the paper up now in Dig DC.
Drag Family Storytime
Saturday, June 12 and 26, 11 a.m.
To celebrate this year's LGBTQ Pride, join us for two special family story times lead by local drag performers Domingø, Arma Dura, and Katie Magician. This is a great chance to celebrate Pride as a family and add some new titles to your family story times at home!
Things No One Else Wants to Say: An Evening with Micah the Poet
Thursday, June 24, 6:30 p.m.
A very special poetry-reading with DC Public Library's own Micah Powell on the release of his book Things No One Else Wants to Say.
Queer Book Club
Tuesday, June 22, 7 p.m.
Our monthly queer book discussion will focus on Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire. Email email@example.com for details about joining the event.
Space in Place: Pride DJ Show Featuring Diyanna Monet
Saturday, June 26, Noon
Celebrate Black Music Month and Pride with a special DJ show outside of the MLK Library!
#StayatHomeDCTrivia - Pride Edition
Monday June 28, 6:30 p.m.
Join us for a special Pride edition of our biweekly Twitter trivia focused on all things #LGBTQ+.
DISDance - Still We Dance
During Pride 2021 join us every Friday and show your Pride by dancing with the Library's Freegal music collections. Boogie down to one or all 30-min long playlists. Post a video or photo of you and your crew dancing or lip-syncing to Instagram and tag us (@dcpubliclibrary) using the tags #DCPLDanceParty and #StillWeDance.
Washington Mystics Pride Reads
Check out these wonderful biographies and autobiographies exploring the lives and careers of LGBTQ+ athletes.
Magazines in OverDrive (digital magazines for download and streaming)