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Collection Spotlight: Exploring Queer Histories

In celebration of Pride Month , the Free Library’s Social Science and History Department is displaying books from the collection that give an overview of the study of queer history. LGBTQ+ people have always existed and will…

Queer Signals: Symbolizing the Self

An act of creativity can be a freeing way to express myriad emotions surrounding our identities, and as such, they are a great way to celebrate Pride Month. Throughout June, the Free Library offers various  creative workshops…

Black and Queer in Philadelphia: A Conversation

On Wednesday, June 26, at 6:00 p.m. , the Newspapers and Microfilm Center is proud to present Black and Queer in Philadelphia  — a program with Gary Hines in conversation with James Charles Roberts and Sappho Reynan…

The Fleisher Collection in LGBTQ+ Cinema

The  Fleisher Collection of Orchestral Music  at the Free Library of Philadelphia houses over 22,000 pieces. Works are available for loan to amateur and professional performance groups worldwide, and many motion picture…

New Titles Coming to the Free Library in June

The Free Library of Philadelphia celebrates LGBTQ+ Pride Month in June with book and film recommendations and events for all ages! Young Children (up to 2nd Grade) Joyful Song: A Naming Story by Lesléa Newman; illustrated by…

Celebrate Pride Month with the Free Library

Every June the Free Library celebrates LGBTQIA+ Pride Month. The Free Library aims to be a place where everyone belongs. We value the LGBTQIA+ community, including transgender people and transgender youth, as one of many valued…

OURfest, National Coming Out Day's First Parade and Festival!

Philadelphia will make history with the nation’s first parade and festival in honor of National Coming Out Day, and the Free Library is honored to take part! Named OURfest , the weekend-long celebration October 6–8 was…

Children's Books Featuring Trans and Non-Binary Characters

One thing I’ve enjoyed lately in my reading is getting to savor the explosion of LGBTQ+ characters who get to be out and themselves on the published page. It gives me great joy to offer these books featuring trans and nonbinary…

10 Middle-Grade Titles for Pride Month

A perfect ten of terrific titles to accompany your celebrations during this Pride Month, this set of middle-grade tales tells us stories of discovery, decisions, determination, coping, and caring. Wednesday Wilson Gets Down to Business…

Why Libraries Are So Important This Pride Month

Have you ever felt like you didn’t belong — like something about you wasn’t right, or didn’t meet the expectations of others — and can you remember how that felt? What about when you were welcomed —…

Create an Inclusive Workplace With These LGBTQ+ Friendly Business Titles

Pride month is a celebration of queer culture, joy, resilience, and strength. It's a reminder of how far the LGBTQ+ community has come and how far we still have to go. Workplace environments can be an especially fraught place for…

LGBTQ+ Authors on the Free Library Podcast

June is LGBTQ+ Pride Month and the Free Library’s Author Events program has an extensive archive of podcasts and videos to help you celebrate a diverse range of writers working across a wide array of topics and fields. Before we…

5 Philly LGBTQ+ Owned Small Businesses To Support This Pride Month

June is Pride month , which makes it the perfect time to learn about and support local, LGBTQ-owned businesses. Philly queer-owned businesses have something for everyone, whether you’re looking for a yoga class, a tasty treat, or…

The Free Library Celebrates LGBTQ+ Pride Month

Every June the Free Library celebrates LGBTQIA+ Pride Month. The Free Library aims to be a place where everyone belongs. We value the LGBTQIA+ community, including transgender people and transgender youth, as one of many valued…

Celebrate Pride and Support the Library With Free Library Pride Tees!

Celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride Month with the Free Library of Philadelphia! We're celebrating LGBTQ+ lives, stories, and histories throughout June at the Free Library. Now, you can show off your Pride and support the library by purchasing…

The History of the Pride Flag

The Pride Flag as we know it today has gone through several iterations since its birth in 1978. It has a long and rich history that started in San Francisco with artist Gilbert Baker, who met a local activist who urged him to…

Picture Book Highlights | Celebrate Pride Month

Celebrate Pride month with these new picture books, where you will find stories of love, family and joy, told with humor and tenderness. And there's more — be sure to check our booklist for additional titles available at your…

Page After Page of Pride: 6 Middle Grade Titles for Pride Month

Discovery is an essential component of growth. Discovering aspects of the self and the world all around enables learning, understanding…growth. June is Pride Month and the Pride Movement has had its moments of discovery, too, as…

Celebrate Pride Month with the Free Library!

Each June, the Free Library of Philadelphia commemorates LGBTQ+ Pride Month with programs and resources that amplify LGBTQ+ voices and stories, and 2022 is no different! Begin your summer with the Free Library…

Author Events Celebrates Pride Month

June is Pride Month and the Free Library’s Author Events series has an extensive archive of podcasts and videos to help you celebrate a diverse range of writers working in politics, fiction, health and fitness, literary fiction,…

Queer Comics Club

Join us for a biweekly book club for young adults aged 14-24 where we'll explore and discuss graphic novels and manga that center queer stories and voices.   

Queer Comics Club

Join us for a biweekly book club for young adults aged 14-24 where we'll explore and discuss graphic novels and manga that center queer stories and voices.   

The Watermelon Woman Film Screening

*Rescheduled*-Come celebrate Pride Month at Walnut West Library!  A vibrant representation of Black lesbian identity by a Black lesbian filmmaker" (Criterion Collection). This film follows an aspiring documentary filmmaker as…

Drag Queen Storytime

Philly’s favorite drag queen Brittany Lynn is back to read stories in honor of Pride Month & summertime!  

Queer Comics Club

Join us for a biweekly book club for young adults aged 14-24 where we'll explore and discuss graphic novels and manga that center queer stories and voices.   

Ants on a Log! Live at Dickinson Square Park

Location: Dickinson Square Park, 1600 E Moyamensing Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19148 (4th Street Between Tasker and Morris) Ants on a Log  plays music for children and other childlike people. Their award-winning music centers…

Ants on a Log Pride Concert

Ants on a Log plays music for children and other childlike people. Their award-winning music centers positivity, social justice, and silliness and has been featured widely in national media,…

Family Pride Concert Featuring Ants on a Log

Ants on a Log plays music for children and other childlike people. Their award-winning music centers positivity, social justice, and silliness.  Full of humor and harmony, Ants concerts are…

PRIDE Summer Kick-Off Concert with the Philadelphia Freedom Band's Marching Band

Wear your dancing shoes and join the Philadelphia Freedom Marching Band and Color Guard to celebrate PRIDE Month in Shakespeare Park. The band will perform a selection of music including songs by Elton John, Lady Gaga, the Jonas…

Pride Month Craft Club!: Power and Protest Collage

Celebrate LGBTQ creativity with all-ages crafts. This session’s craft will be making collages to celebrate the continued struggle for queer liberation. We’ll use magazines, stickers, glitter, patterned paper, and old books…

Black and Queer in Philadelphia 2 : A Conversation (a continuation of our February program)

Please join us as the Free Library of Philadelphia continues the conversation around being Black and Queer in Philadelphia.  Host Gary Hines will hold a conversation with James Charles Roberts and Sappho Reynan…

Queer Comics Club

Join us for a biweekly book club for young adults aged 14-24 where we'll explore and discuss graphic novels and manga that center queer stories and voices.   

Pride Printmaking with Mx. Jen

This beginner-friendly workshop will teach you the basics of relief printing using hand-carved linoleum blocks. Choose from one of our Pride-themed designs or create your own original design. For ages 11 - 17. An ASL interpreter is…

Mindful Movement with PRIDE!

Mindful Movement - w- PRIDE!   Tuesdays: 06/11/24 & 06/25/24   Join us as we discover different methods of Meditation: moving, sitting and sound bath meditation. Explore ways to honor your body and breath.  Come…

DIY Nail Art

Are your nails plain and boring? Show your flair for the dramatic and make some nail art to celebrate Pride! We will provide acrylic nails along with any charms and other materials you might need.  Programs at the Field…

Road To Equality: 1950-2024

This hour long illustrated presentation begins by examining  what it was like to be queer in 1950s and 1960s America, an America where anyone who was at all different was demonized, medicated or arrested.  It continues with…

Uncovering Hidden Queers in Old Rare Books

Learn about the queer history and stories hidden amongst the rare books and graphics at the Library Company of Philadelphia. Hear of Julian Eltinge, Charlotte Cushman, the Public Universal Friend, and more Queer figures from the 18th…

Pride Printmaking with Jen Wells

Learn how to make your own linocut prints with a local artist! This beginner-friendly workshop will teach you the basics of relief printing using hand-carved linoleum blocks. Choose from one of our  P r i d e -themed designs or…

LGBTQ

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