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The Library will be closed on Sunday, May 29 & Monday, May 30.

June is Pride Month, a celebration of the LGBTQIA+ community and a commemoration of the New York City Stonewall riots in 1969. To celebrate Pride Month, we have assembled a list of resources, book and movie recommendations, events, and activities.

History of Pride Month

The History of Pride- Library of Congress
GLAAD Pride Resource Kit
History of the Pride Flag- History.com

LGBTQIA+ Resources

Library Activities & Events

Photo from Des Moines Public Library

 

PRIDE MINI PARADE: Float Kits & Contest

In celebration of Pride month, the Library is holding a Pride Parade Float Challenge for all ages. Create a mini Pride float out of a shoebox and other supplies. Registration required to receive a kit. Limited supplies. Designed for all ages. 

REGISTER

Kit pick up begins Monday, May 23.
Pride floats should be turned in by Friday, June 24.
Join us to work on your float on Monday, May 23 from 3:30-5:30 pm in the Community Room.

See examples here. Floats will be on display the last week in June through July 4 in The Commons. The public will vote in-person and online. The winner will be announced the first week of July. Questions? Contact Amy at amorales@fppl.org. 

EVENTS

PRIDE RIBBON TREE PROJECT
Thursday, June 2 at 4 pm
We’re using upcycled ribbons to decorate our Library tree in honor of Pride Month. Join us!  Kids of all ages and their families can participate.

READ UNDER THE RAINBOW STORYTIME WITH KIT
Tuesday, June 14 at 10:30 am
Celebrate Pride Month with stories that celebrate identity and individuality. Join us for stories and take home a rainbow-themed craft kit. Designed for ages 5 & younger.

READING AWAKE BOOK GROUP
Detransition, Baby
Wednesday, June 29 at 7 pm
Join the Reading Awake Book Group for a special Pride selection. In June, we will be reading Detransition, Baby by Torrey Peters. This group is intended for adults. 

 

Pride Book & Movie Recommendations

LGBTQ Movies on Kanopy
LGBTQ Movies on Hoopla

Adults

Kids

Young Adults