DC Public Library Celebrates Pride

DC Public Library Celebrates Pride

Pride at DC Public Library

We're proud to participate in DC's Capital Pride 2016!

DC Public Library at Pride

Capital Pride Parade - Saturday, June 11 at 4:30 p.m.

DC Public Library will be marching once again in the annual Capital Pride Parade! Check out the parade route map to pick your viewing spot, then come on out to cheer for our participants and support DCPL Pride in one of the month's biggest events.

Capital Pride Festival - Sunday, June 12 from 12-7 p.m.

Learn more about DC Public Library services and collections, including our LGBTQI+ resources, sign up for a library card, and pick up some great library swag at this all-day celebration offering food, music, entertainment, and educational resources from 300+ participants. Get oriented with the 2016 Festival map and find us in the orange zone!

Late-Night Library Cards

NEW in 2016! DC Public Library staff will be popping up at LGBTQ+ happy hours and club nights around the District this summer to answer your questions about library services and help with library card signup. Check out the list of times & locations below to plan your night!
Friday, May 20 from 5-9 p.m. Bear Happy Hour @ Town Danceboutique (2009 8th St NW)
Saturday, May 28 from 4-9 p.m. Bachelor's Mill (1104 8th St SE)
Friday, June 3 from 6-9 p.m. DC Eagle (3701 Benning Rd NE)
**RSVP to the Facebook event here**
Thursday, June 16 from 5-9 p.m.  Nellie's Sports Bar (900 U St NW)
Friday, June 24 from 5-8 p.m. Bear Nonsense @ Rock & Roll Hotel (1353 H St NE)

Outwrite LGBT Book Festival - Saturday, August 6 from 11 am-5:30 p.m.

Come by our exhibition table at The DC Center's annual Outwrite Book Fair to learn about the DC Public Library's LGBTQI+ literary resources and the wide range of programs and services on offer! Plus free swag and fun activities for all ages. 

Pride Programs at the DC Public Library

From panel discussions to children's storytimes, DC Public Library is celebrating Pride system-wide in June. Check out some of our 2016 highlights below, then search the online calendar for a full list of events across our 26 branch locations! 

SPECIAL EVENT: Panel Discussion on
Social Justice & Equal Rights for the LGBTQ Community in the District
Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library
Wednesday, June 1 at 6:30 p.m.

Join us for a thought-provoking discussion on the challenges and achievements of DC's LGBTQ+ community both past and present, featuring some of our area's champions for LGBTQ+ rights and moderated by Rick Rosendall, president of the Gay and Lesbian Activists Alliance of Washington DC.

SPECIAL EVENT : An Evening with Y-Love 
Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library
Wednesday, June 8 at 4:30 p.m.

Celebrated rapper Y-Love will discuss his upbringing on the streets of Baltimore, his conversion and life as a Hasidic Jewish man in Brooklyn and Israel, his musical talents, and how having the courage and strength to come out has inspired many other people.

SPECIAL EVENT : Queer Brown Voices: Personal Narratives of Latina/o LGBT Activism

Mt. Pleasant Library
Thursday, June 30 at 6:30 p.m.

Queer Brown Voices is a collection of narratives of Latina/o LGBT activism from the 1970s - 1990s by those who were there on the front lines. Join us for a discussion featuring influential activists working on these issues both then and now.


Queer Book Club: Under The Udala Trees
Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library
Thursday, June 2 at 7 p.m.

Pride Month Craft: Rainbow Sun Catchers
Palisades Library
Sunday, June 5 at 3 p.m.

History Book Club: The Gay Revolution: The Story of the Struggle
Northeast Library
Monday, June 6 at 7 p.m.

Pride Month Teen Craft: Rainbow Pins
Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library
Wednesday, June 8 at 4:30 p.m.

Pride Month Storytime
Palisades Library
Friday, June 10 at 10:30 a.m.

Pride Month Film Screening: Rent
Palisades Library
Tuesday, June 14 at 5 p.m. 

Pride Month Storytime: And Tango Makes Three
Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library
Thursday, June 16 at 4:30 p.m.

Pride Month Film Screening: Stonewall 
Chevy Chase Library
Monday, June 20 at 2 p.m. and 6:30 pm

Pride Month Film Screening: Torch Song Trilogy
Chevy Chase Library
Monday, June 27 at 6:30 p.m.



Click on the images below to download LGBTQ-themed lists for various audiences.