What is Pride Month?

Pride Month is celebrated each year in June to honor the history and triumphs of the LGBTQ+ community. It is a time to show support for LGBTQ+ people from all walks of life and for each individual to be proud of who they are and the unique gifts they bring to the world.

June was chosen for Pride Month to commemorate the anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, which took place in Greenwich Village, Manhattan in 1969. In the early hours of morning, police raided the Stonewall Inn, one of the last sanctuaries of the gay community. When a lesbian in police custody called onlookers to action, a grassroots movement sparked six days of uprising against the police treatment of the gay community. These riots are seen as the beginning of the Gay Rights Movement.

LGBTQ+ pride has grown louder and more visible in the decades since the Stonewall Riots. More people are showing support for the LGBTQ+ community and sharing their voice with the world.

Pride Month celebrations are held locally, nationally and internationally. Libraries are a place for everyone to feel welcome and the Palm Beach County Library System is proud to support the LGBTQ+ community and demonstrate our commitment to furthering our mission to connect communities, inspire thought and enrich lives.

The Read Pride Month Edition

E.g., Aug 11 2022
E.g., Aug 11 2022

LGBTQ+ (& As)

Fri, Aug 12, 3:00 pm

Show off your knowledge of queer history, pop culture and more. Sign up to play solo or with a team of up to 4 friends. Limit 20. (60 min.) Presented by Lantana Road Branch.

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Show off your knowledge of queer history, pop culture and more. Sign up to play solo or with a team of up to 4 friends. Limit 20. (60 min.) 

08/12

The Read: Queer Teen Book Club

Sat, Aug 13, 2:00 pm

Share a favorite book of yours and hear about some others. In partnership with the Compass Community Center. Ages 12-17. (2 hr.) Presented by Hagen Ranch Road Branch.

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Share a favorite book of yours and hear about some others. In partnership with the Compass Community Center. Ages 12-17. (2 hr.) 

08/13

LGBTQ+ Book Discussion: "Like a House on Fire," by Lauren McBrayer

Wed, Aug 24, 3:00 pm

Copies available at the Lantana Road Branch. Limit 20. (60 min.) Presented by Lantana Road Branch.

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About this Series

Copies available at the Lantana Road Branch. Limit 20. (60 min.) 

08/24

The Read: Queer Teen Book Discussion

Sat, Sep 03, 2:00 pm

Share a favorite book and hear about others with Compass Community Center for our queer teen book club. Ages 12-17. (2 hr.) Presented by Acreage Branch.

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Share a favorite book and hear about others with Compass Community Center for our queer teen book club. Ages 12-17. (2 hr.) 

09/03

How to Write A Scary Story With Tehlor Kay Mejia

Mon, Sep 19, 6:00 pm

Enjoy tips by Tehlor Kay Mejia, author of the "Paola Santiago" series, "We Set the Dark on Fire," "Miss Meteor," "We Unleash the Merciless Storm" and more! (60 min.) Presented by Main Library.

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Enjoy tips by Tehlor Kay Mejia, author of the "Paola Santiago" series, "We Set the Dark on Fire," "Miss Meteor," "We Unleash the Merciless Storm" and more! (60 min.) 

09/19

John Waters Appreciation Society

Wed, Sep 21, 3:00 pm

Celebrate the filmmaking, authorship and artistry of John Waters while crafting keepsakes honoring the icon himself. Call 561-304-4500 to register. (60 min.) Presented by Lantana Road Branch.

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Celebrate the filmmaking, authorship and artistry of John Waters while crafting keepsakes honoring the icon himself. Call 561-304-4500 to register. (60 min.) 

09/21

Drawn This Gay: The History (& Present) of LGBTQ+ Comics & Graphic Novels

Thu, Sep 22, 6:30 pm

Join Dawn Betts-Green, PhD, MLIS for a discussion of the history, development and current state of comics. (60 min.) Presented by Lantana Road Branch.

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Join Dawn Betts-Green, PhD, MLIS for a discussion of the history, development and current state of comics. (60 min.) 

09/22

Compass LGBTQ+ Community Center Support & Resources

Sat, Sep 24, 10:00 am

Learn about the myriad of services this community treasure has to offer the LGBTQ+ community, allies and families. (5 hr.) Presented by Main Library.

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Learn about the myriad of services this community treasure has to offer the LGBTQ+ community, allies and families. (5 hr.) 

09/24

DeweyCon 2022

Sat, Sep 24, 10:00 am

Celebrate DeweyCon 2022 with authors, cosplay, contests, tech toys, giveaways, face painting, food truck treats, special guests and more! (5 hr.) Presented by Main Library.

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Celebrate DeweyCon 2022 with authors, cosplay, contests, tech toys, giveaways, face painting, food truck treats, special guests and more! (5 hr.) 

09/24

LGBTQ Book Discussion: "The Great Believers," by Rebecca Makkai

Wed, Sep 28, 3:00 pm

Copies are available at the Lantana Road Branch. Limit 10. (60 min.) Presented by Lantana Road Branch.

About this Series

Copies are available at the Lantana Road Branch. Limit 10. (60 min.) 

09/28