Celebrate LGBTQ Pride Month at CPL

Celebrate LGBTQ Pride Month and the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots in June at CPL. We’re hosting a variety of events that highlight the culture, heritage, contributions and achievements of folks in the LGBTQ community.


A very special all ages opening event, Drag Queen Reader's Theatre, is at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 8 at Independence Branch. Chicago drag queens will delight us with several fun and funny readings from children's and adult literature. Reading never looked so glamorous!

Throughout Pride Month, we'll have events for all ages, including book discussions, arts and crafts, film screenings and story times. Highlights include:


Chicago LGBTQ History from 1924 to the Mid-70s explores LGBTQ history and activism from Henry Gerber's 1924 Society for Human Rights to the gay/lesbian liberation era of the mid-1970s. A partnership between CPL's LGBTQ Pride Committee and the Gerber/Hart Library, this exhibit runs through June on the 8th floor of Harold Washington Library Center.

This exhibit will travel to other CPL locations this summer. See it at Lozano Branch in July, Austin Branch in August and Rogers Park Branch in September.

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