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LGBT Pride Month

LGBT Pride Month: June 2017

LGBT Pride Parade 2016 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month (LGBT) is observed in June to recognize the contributions of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. It's celebrated in June to commemorate the anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall riots in Manhattan, New York City. Learn more about LGBT Pride Month from the Library of Congress.

Photo on right: County of Los Angeles Public Library staff marching in the 2016 Los Angeles Pride Parade.

LGBT Collection at the West Hollywood Library

West Hollywood LibraryOur West Hollywood Library holds our LGBT Collection.

Everyone is welcome to visit the second floor of the West Hollywood Library to browse this special collection, which includes classic and contemporary LGBT fiction and nonfiction.

Check out these lists of LGBT Collection Highlights for 2017, 2016, and 2015.

The Lambda Literary Book Club meets monthly at the West Hollywood Library - call or visit for details.

Browse the LGBT titles in our online catalog here. Most materials can be sent to other County of Los Angeles Public Libraries by placing holds.

Booklists & More

Celebrate LGBT Pride Month with these books reflecting the LGBT experience.

Digital Magazines: Read your favorite magazines free with a library card. We offer over 100 titles, including The Advocate and Out.

Research: Explore archival documents that present important aspects of LGBTQ life in Archives of Sexuality and Gender.

Upcoming Events

Date Event

Thursday, June 22,
2:00 PM

Quartz Hill Library

Colorful Monograms

Rainbow LettersParticipate in this fun family program where we will use tissue paper to create rainbow monogram letters. All materials will be provided by the library, while supplies last.

In celebration of LGBTQ Pride Month.

All ages.

Thursday, June 22,
3:00 PM

A C Bilbrew Library

Pride Mirrors

prideReflect on self acceptance and celebrate LGBTQ Pride Month. Decorate a mirror with rainbow art supplies. 

 

For teens ages 13-18.

Thursday, June 22,
4:00 PM

Bell Gardens Library

Rainbow Letters

Rainbow LettersHonor LGBTQ Pride Month by celebrating your outer and inner pride by creating a letter monogram that represents…YOU! Create rainbow monogram letters using colorful tissue paper. All materials will be provided. All ages.

Thursday, June 22,
4:00 PM

City Terrace Library

LGBTQ Pride Month Film Event: Kinky Boots

The library will be showing the movie that is also an award winning musical, Kinky Boots!

*Rated PG-13: Parents Strongly Cautioned. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Children younger than 13 years old may attend only if accompanied by their legal guardian during the entirety of the program.*

Saturday, June 24,
1:00 PM

La Crescenta Library

Rainbow Letters Art

Honor LGBTQ Pride Month by celebrating your outer and inner pride by creating a letter monogram that represents…YOU! Drop by the art table in the Children's Library, using tissue paper you can create a rainbow monogram letters. All materials will be provided.

This program is for all ages. 

Saturday, June 24,
1:00 PM

La Crescenta Library

Rainbow Letters Art

Honor LGBTQ Pride Month by celebrating your outer and inner pride by creating a letter monogram that represents…YOU! Drop by the art table in the Children's Library, using tissue paper you can create a rainbow monogram letters. All materials will be provided.

All Ages. 

Saturday, June 24,
1:00 PM

Lancaster Library

Saturday Matinee: Moonlight

Moonlight Movie PosterCelebrate LGBTQ Pride Month with us at the library with a showing of the Academy Award winning Best Picture film, Moonlight! Light refreshments will be provided while they last.

Moonlight starring Mahershala Ali, Janelle Monae, Naomie Harris, and Ashton Sanders.

Rated: R (some sexuality, drug use, brief violence, and language throughout).

This program is for Adults.

*Sponsored by the Friends of the Lancaster Library*

Photo credit: © A24 Films

Saturday, June 24,
3:00 PM

San Dimas Library

Celebrate the Rainbow

Rainbow LettersHonor LGBTQ Pride Month by participating in this family program using tissue paper to create rainbow monogram letters. All materials will be provided. Books celebrating diversity will be available for check-out.

Suitable for all ages.

 

Monday, June 26,
4:00 PM

La Canada Flintridge Library

Pride Bracelets

Rainbow LettersJoin us to recognize the contributions of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. Make a pride bracelet with all the supplies and instructions we provide. Check out our LGBT books!

Open to ages 13 and up. No registration is necessary.

Monday, June 26,
5:00 PM

Lancaster Library

Art Activity Night - Rainbow Letters

Rainbow LettersCome and have summer fun creating art with your family! We will celebrate LGBTQ month by making rainbow letters!

Ages 5-12 with parent or adult caregiver.

Wednesday, June 28,
6:30 PM

Claremont Library

Summer Evening Graphic Book Club

Want to Join a Book Club, but worried about the time commitment? Join the limited run Summer Evening Graphic Book Club! The first of three sessions will do two graphic books - Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic and Are You My Mother: A Comic Drama, both by Alison Bechdel.

 

Agest 18+

Wednesday, June 28,
6:30 PM

Walnut Library

Embrace & Celebrate Differences Family Storytime

Rainbow LettersLove is Love, and what better way to express our affection to our loved one than by making them a rainbow photo frame. Join us for "Embrace & Celebrate Differences Family Storytime" and create a rainbow photo frame.

All materials will be provided. All ages.

Thursday, June 29,
5:30 PM

Lloyd Taber-Marina del Rey Library

Delve into Documentaries!

This documentary film series gives a chance to view a different PBS documentary on the last Thursday evening of each month. Enjoy, discuss, critique, as you choose.

American Experience:  Stonewall Uprising

 

Stonewall Uprising explores the dramatic event that launched a worldwide rights movement. When police raided a Mafia-run gay bar in Greenwich Village, the Stonewall Inn on June 28, 1969, gay men and women did something they had not done before: they fought back. As the streets of New York erupted into violent protests and street demonstrations, the collective anger announced that the gay rights movement had arrived.

 

Friday, June 30,
2:00 PM

Temple City Library

Junior Book Club: George
George book coverIn celebration of LGBT Pride Month, we will read and discuss Alex Gino's George. Knowing herself to be a girl despite her outwardly male appearance, George is denied a female role in the class play before teaming up with a friend to reveal her true self.
 
Copies of the book are available for pick up at the Information Desk. 
 
Parents: Please be aware that refreshments will be served at
this program. A list of ingredients will be available.
 
For children in grades 3 - 7. 

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