Celebrate Disability Pride Month with CPL

Celebrate individuals with disabilities during Disability Awareness Month in conjunction with the anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act in July. Whether you have a disability yourself or are an ally looking to learn and grow in your support of others, Chicago Public Library invites you to celebrate with us all month!

Join us in one of our many programs, check out our recommended reads or take part in a book discussion.


Featured: Souls Above Water: A Night of Disability, Music and Culture
Thursday, July 11 at 6 p.m., Edgewater Branch
Join singer/songwriter Stephanie Alma Hernandez and percussionist Tommy Carroll as they share songs of joy, resistance, pain, and solidarity, rooted in the disability experience. The evening will feature a discussion of disability culture and show where the movement is heading.

Explore our full list of events, including the highlights below:

Destination Discovery ASL Story Time at Field Museum
Music and Stories with Music Playhouse
RTA Programs and Assistance Table
The Vision Behind These Blinded Eyes

Film Events

Would you like to watch films on the big screens with subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing without having to ask? The library has got you covered! All film screenings at CPL locations play with subtitles so everyone can enjoy the movie theater experience together. View the full list of screenings.

Coloring Page

Print our Disability Pride Month coloring sheet or visit your favorite CPL location for a coloring sheet or bookmark while supplies last.

Reading Recommendations

Disability Pride Month 2024 Books for Kids
Disability Pride Month 2024 Books for Teens
Disability Pride Month 2024 Books for Adults
Disability Pride: Recent Highlights (2024)