For Immediate Release: May 24, 2017
Media Contact: Mindy Linetzky
(415) 557-4252; Mindy.Linetzky@sfpl.org
Take Pride in Your Library
Celebrate Pride with the queerest library ever
San Francisco, CA – The queerest library ever celebrates Pride month in a big way with book and author talks, rainbow crafts, exhibits and our beloved Drag Queen Story Hours.
The Library’s James C. Hormel LGBTQIA Center kicks-off Pride month on June 1 with RADAR Superstars, the annual birthday bash for superstar and emerging writers. Featured on the stage of the Main Library’s Koret Auditorium will be Ana María Montenegro, Clement Goldberg and MariNaomi, hosted by Juliana Delgado Lopera.
RADAR Productions will also be bringing three Drag Queen Story Hours to the libraries this month. Take the whole family to these crowd pleasing events at the Main Library, Bernal Heights and Eureka Valley/Harvey Milk Memorial branches, featuring Panda Dulce, Honey Mahogany and Yves St. Croissant. For days and times, see the Pride program guide.
Another Pride highlight will be a reading June 3 at the Main Library with Dorothy Allison, the author of the iconic book, Bastard out of Carolina, which is also the Library’s On the Same Page selection. Allison will talk about her work, share some of her recent projects and be available for a book signing.
The exhibit, Homopolis: Photos from Gay San Francisco in 1981, fills the James C. Hormel LGBTQIA Center through Aug. 24 with photographer Robert van der Hilst’s images which poignantly capture the heady days just prior to the AIDS epidemic.
Chinatown Branch celebrates Pride this year with a book discussion and film screening on June 3 featuring the Oscar Wilde classic, The Importance of Being Earnest. On June 17, the Eureka Valley/Harvey Milk Memorial Branch will feature author and retired librarian Lynne Barnes reading from her poetic memoir: Falling into Flowers.
While enjoying the exhibits and events at the library, peruse our renowned LGBTQIA collection and check out a book, video, e-book and more.
In addition, the Library has also gone full rainbow with rainbow storytimes, rainbow candy necklaces and rainbow bridge building. And don’t forget to look for the Library’s contingent in the parade – we’re the folks with books on our heads and Pride in our spirit.
Pride programs are supported by Friends of the San Francisco Public Library. All events are free and open to the public.