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 LGBTQ Pride Month Events at Alexandria Library
                      

June is LGBTQ Month, a time to recognize the achievements of LGBTQ Americans. Please join us throughout June as we celebrate the history and contributions of LGBTQ Americans.

 

Beatley Central

Film Screening: To Be Takei (2014 © Dodgeville Films) Not Rated
Wednesday, June 7
7:00 PM
Celebrate LGBT+ Pride Month with this acclaimed documentary of the life of Star Trek actor George Takei.

Film Screening: From This Day Forward
Thursday, June 15
6:30PM
Join us for a PBS POV Documentary. From This Day Forward is a moving portrayal of an American family coping with one of life's most intimate transformations. When director Sharon Shattuck's father came out as transgender and began living as Trisha, Sharon was in the awkward throes of middle school. Her father's transition to female was difficult for her straight-identified mother, Marcia, to accept, but her parents stayed together. As the Shattucks reunite to plan Sharon's wedding, she seeks a deeper understanding of how her parents' marriage, and their family, survived intact.

Film Screening from Lincoln Center: The Nance
Friday, June 23

2:00 PM
Nathan Lane gives the performance of a lifetime as Chauncey Miles, a comedian of the 1930s who plays gay men for laughs – at least on stage. With a touching love story at its core, Douglas Carter Beane's Tony Award-nominated play is also a fond and funny tribute to the golden age of burlesque.

Barrett Branch

D.I.Y. Pride Pins!
Monday, June 5
7:00 PM
Calling all GLBTQIA, friends and allies! Show your Pride by making bottle cap pins. Make one for yourself and some to share. All supplies provided. Ages 12+ Contact mzimmerman@alexlibraryva.org for more information.

Let's Talk Books
Monday, June 12

7:00 PM
Join us for a discussion of the graphic memoir, Fun Home: a Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel. The book explores the author's reflections on living with her closeted gay father in his stern household while coming to terms with her own sexuality.

The Latino GLBT History Project presented by founder Jose Gutierrez
Tuesday, June 13
7:30 PM
The Latino GLBT History Project is a nonprofit organization working to educate, conserve and honor the rich cultural contributions of the Greater D.C. area Latino GLBTQ community. Washington, D.C. historian, advocate and founder, Jose Gutierrez, will share the project's history along with memorabilia, pictures, t-shirts and posters that hail from his collection acquired since the late 1980s to the present.

Let's Talk Books
Thursday, June 15

7:00 PM
Join us for a discussion of the graphic memoir, Fun Home: a Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel. The book explores the author's reflections on living with her closeted gay father in his stern household while coming to terms with her own sexuality.

The Birdcage (1996 © Metro Goldwyn Mayer) R
Saturday, June 24
2:30 PM
A gay couple masquerade as straight to appease their future daughter-in-law's conservative father. Hilarity ensures! Starring Robin Williams, Nathan Lane and Gene Hackman.

Burke Branch

LGBT Pride Month: Youth Book Display
June 1-30
Check out the books that celebrate the LGBT community and highlight their experiences.

Moonlight (2016 © A24) R
Tuesday, June 13
3:30 PM
A chronicle of the childhood, adolescence and burgeoning adulthood of a young, African-American, gay man growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami. Ages 16 and up.

Mystery Book Club
Wednesday, June 14
2:00 PM
We are reading and discussing Rita Mae Brown's Wish You Were Here.

Storks (2016 ©Warner Brothers) PG
Wednesday, June 15
4:00 PM
Storks have moved on from delivering babies to packages. But when an order for a baby appears, the best delivery stork must scramble to fix the error by delivering the baby. Ages 5 and up.

Carol (2016 ©Weinstein Company) R
Tuesday, June 20
3:30 PM
An aspiring photographer develops an intimate relationship with an older woman in 1950's New York.

Duncan Branch

LGBTQ+ Awareness and Discussion
Saturday, June 17
2:00 PM
LuLu Geza from George Mason will present a program on understanding the LGBTQ community.

LGBTQ+ Panel Discussion
Monday, June 26
7:00 PM
A panel discussion at the Duncan Branch Library on LGBTQ issues in Alexandria. The panel will consist of representatives from the Alexandria Community, including State Senator Adam Ebbin.

PreK Story Time
Tuesday, June 27
4:00 PM
Practice sitting and listening while we read books on a theme, and then do a fun craft. Ages 3+ with caregiver. The theme this month is LGBTQ Pride and we will present relevant stories accompanied by songs from Brack.