Celebrate Pride with DC Public Library

Celebrate Pride with DC Public Library

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Pride Begins at Home!

DC Public Library Pride Online Events and Activities

Woman dancing with headphones onDCPL Infinite Dance Party
All month, listen to our staff-curated Pride dance mixes (Queer Mix 2020 and Happy Pride) on Freegal and post either a lip-sync or dance video (or both) on Instagram or Twitter with the tags #DCPLDanceParty and #PrideBeginsatHome. The posts with the most likes will be crowned virtual queen of Pride on June 20. 


Cut out letters spelling "Trivia"#StayatHomeDCTrivia - Pride Edition
Monday June 15, 6:30 p.m.
Join us for a special Pride edition of our biweekly Twitter trivia focused on all things #LGBTQ+.

Books in rainbow colorsQueer Book Club 
Monday June 22, 7 p.m.
Our monthly queer book discussion will focus on Who is Vera Kelly by Rosalie Knecht. Email johnna.percell@dc.gov for details about joining the event.

Neon rainbow heartDCPL Virtual Pridefest
Saturday, June 20

1 p.m.: Proud Memories Workshop - Library staff will demonstrate use of the StoryCorps Connect App and DigDC Blade archive and how you can use them to preserve the LGBTQ legacy.

3 p.m.: Drag Queen Story Hour with DOMINGO - Tune into Facebook Live to enjoy a fabulous story time with a local drag performer adding fabulous energy to your story hour experience.

8 p.m.: Virtual Movie Watch Party - Wrap up the day by watching Hurricane Bianca, the hilarious movie from Rupaul's Drag Race winner Bianca del Rio. Tune in to Kanopy and our Twitter account at 8 p.m. and join the fun! 
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Summer Challenge Book Club
Thursday June 25, 7 p.m.
Our final Summer Challenge title is a perfect fit for Pride - Booker Prize-winner Girl, Woman, Other. Join us for a live discuss with Lupita Aquino of Lupita Reads and Dana Williams of Howard University. Email david.quick2@dc.gov for details on attending. 

Library Digital Resources

Adults Books from Overdrive 

Teens Books from Overdrive

Children Books from Overdrive
Movies from Kanopy
  • RBDigital (digital magazines for download and streaming)
  • Access Videos
    • The HBO documentary Suited tells the story of Bindle & Keep, a Brooklyn tailoring company that looks beyond the gender binary, creating custom-made suits for gender non-conforming and transgender clients. 
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library
    • Gender: Sources, Perspectives, and Methodologies (2016): This eBook serves as a primer to the study of gender, including women's, queer and men's studies. By employing literature, film, art, history and other disciplines, it identifies areas of critical thought and practice in gender and sexuality studies; provides an overview of central themes, current topics and seminal debates and offers resources for further research.
  • NoveList
    • ​​​View and read through this list of LGBTQ Fiction from NoveList.

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