Celebrate Pride Month at CPL

June is LGBTQ+ Pride Month and Chicago Public Library invites you to celebrate with us! Every year in June we host events, share book recommendations, organize displays and more to honor all aspects of queer life and history. Join us this Pride Month for a Drag Story Time, an LGBTQ+ movie screening or a grab-and-go craft. We are proud to serve the vibrant community of LGBTQ+ Chicagoans, allies and their friends and families.


Explore our full list of events or check out one of the highlights below! 

Queering Culture featuring Matt Baume
6 p.m. Wednesday, June 7
Harold Washington Library Center, Auditorium 

Author Mattie Lubchansky: Boys Weekend 
6 p.m. Monday, June 12
Harold Washington Library Center, Auditorium 

OUTspoken: Celebrating the Stories of LGBTQ+ Chicagoans
6 p.m. Thursday June 15
Harold Washington Library Center, Auditorium

LGBTQ+ Comic Creators Panel 
6:30 p.m. Tuesday June 20
Logan Square Branch

Drag Story Times

We are excited to offer more Drag Story Times than ever this year! These events are partially supported by a grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) and presented as part of the Culture In My Neighborhood initiative.

Check out one of our most fabulous and family-friendly events! Events with * require registration.

June 4, 1:30 p.m. Independence Branch
June 6, 11:00 a.m. Humboldt Park Branch
June 12, 6 p.m. West Lawn Branch *
June 13, 10:30 a.m. Beverly Branch *
June 13, 1:00 p.m. Austin-Irving Branch *
June 14, 10:30 a.m. Lozano Branch
June 16, 10:30 a.m. Merlo Branch
June 17, 1:00 p.m. Kelly Branch *
June 20, 9:30 a.m. Sulzer Regional Library
June 20, 10:30 a.m. Sulzer Regional Library
June 20, 12:00 p.m. Rogers Park Branch *
June 21, 10:45 a.m. West Belmont Branch

Coloring Page

Print our LGBTQIA+ Pride Month coloring sheet by Chicago artist Julia White.

Reading Recommendations

LGBTQ+ Sci-Fi & Fantasy Fiction: Books for Adults
Pride Month 2023: Books for Adults
Pride Month 2023: Books for Teens
Pride Month 2023: Books for Kids