Tagged Free Library of Pride

You Can’t Kill a Poet

You Can’t Kill a Poet is a Philadelphia-based reading series for LGBTQ readers which just celebrated its 5th anniversary!  The series is held at different locations throughout the city, including Tattooed Mom , South…

New LGBTQ+ Children's Books for 2019!

2019 has been a great year for children’s books so far. We are seeing so many own-voices books, although there is still a long way to go. Some of my favorites from the first half of the year have a common theme—LGBTQ+. I…

Don’t Be a Drag, Just Be a Queen: Exploring and Celebrating Gender Roleplay in Young Adult Books!

Welcome to another Pride Month, friends! After this season of RuPaul’s Drag Race , I’m sure we're all ready to keep the amazing times rolling with more exploration of performative gender with some rollicking young adult…

LGBTQ+ Pride Month 2019 Programs and Events

June is LGBTQ+ Pride Month , and the Free Library is celebrating with events, speakers, drag queen storytimes, exhibitions, movie screenings, and more, all across Philadelphia! You can find everything with the #FreeLibraryofPride tag on…

Learning Through Touch: Connecting with Objects in Our Special Collections

In a recent CNN article  titled, "Why touching art is so tempting — and exciting," Fiona Candlin, a professor of museology at Birkbeck College in London and author of Art, Museums, and Touch , argues that…

LGBTQIA+ Manga: Read with Pride!

Some of the most fun manga produced and imported in the past few years have featured LGBTQIA+ characters and storylines. Here are some of the most popular (and most checked out) titles available at the Free Library of…

LGBTQ+ Comics: Read with Pride!

You know how they say that there is no one specific LGBTQ+ story? In the world of comics and graphic novels with LGBTQ+ characters and storylines, are "they" ever right! Its been a banner decade for mainstream comics to…

Free Library of Pride | Gender Nonconforming Picture Books

Nonconforming picture books challenge stereotypes: in these books, boys and girls act and behave in a way that feels right to them rather than by conforming to expectations or conventional standards. These picture books encourage…

The History of Pride Month and the LGBTQ+ Advocacy of Barbara Gittings

In 1970, bisexual activist Brenda Howard organized the first Christopher Street Liberation Day March, marking the one-year anniversary of New York City’s Stonewall Uprising . The Uprising referred to a six-day clash between young…

Great YA Road Trip Books for Pride Month!

It's pretty much summer time and I don't know about you, but in the summer, I get the urge to travel. However, being a grown up comes with the fact that you can't just up and take off whenever you want, so I like to make due…

Celebrate Pride Month with Free Library!

We're free, we're proud, and we're fabulous here at the the Free Library! We're proud to celebrate Pride Month throughout June with a series of programming throughout our neighborhood libraries including health seminars,…

Curious about the Free Library of Pride?

In an informal conversation with Marianne Banbor, Branch Head of the Independence Library , and Sara Palmer, Children’s Librarian at the Ramonita G. de Rodríguez Library , I asked them to share their behind-the-scenes…

Teen Cooking: Cookie “Pizza”

Let's work on our culinary literacy skills by making healthy snacks and desserts.  Today we’ll be making Cookie “Pizza,” a sugar cookie pizza with lots of different healthy toppings.  

Trans Writers, Kids, and Books: A Conversation

Lambda and Stonewall Award winning author Kacen Callender (Hurricane Child, This Is Kind Of An Epic Love Story) and picture book author Kyle Lukoff (A Storytelling of Ravens, When Aidan Became A Brother, and the forthcoming King and the…

Teen Cooking: Summer Reading Rolls

Let's work on our culinary literacy skills by making healthy snacks and desserts.  Today we’ll be making Summer Reading Rolls, a gluten-free recipe that uses seasonal veggies and rice paper wrappers.    

LGBTQ

The Free Library of Philadelphia celebrates LGBTQ+ Pride Month in June with book and film recommendations, events for all ages, and resources in Philadelphia. Through this Explore Topic, you can also find lesbian, gay, bisexual,…