June is Pride Month

Pride month is celebrated each year during the month of June in cities large and small across the country and beyond. June was selected as the month to celebrate Pride to honor the Stonewall uprising that occurred in June of 1969 in Greenwich Village in New York City. This marked when the gay rights movement was energized to emerge and fight for human rights in the 1970s into the present day.

Celebrate Pride with an online event and with recommended books for all ages.

Online events

Dial-a-Story for Adults

June 16-22
Call 612-543-8851 and listen to Pride Dial-a-Story for Adults. “The Heart’s Cartography” by Susan Jane Bigelow is a heartwarming story of friendship between Jade, a lonely trans girl who spend most of her time outside in nature, and Sally, whose family are time travelers from the future.

Queer Voices

Thursday, June 17, 7-8:30 p.m.
Join us for a new edition of the long-running Queer Voices reading series! This series provides LGBTQIA writers and audiences with an accepting environment to explore the day to day material of life without censorship. Curators Lisa Marie Brimmer and Sherrie Fernandez-Williams host an exciting evening of virtual readings with a group of talented writers.

Presented by Hennepin County Library and Quatrefoil Library. Funded in part by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Register for this event on Zoom today.

Vinyl Revival: Venus de Mars

Wednesday, June 23, 7-8:30 p.m.
Join us for a conversation with veteran glam rocker Venus de Mars as Vinyl Revival celebrates Pride Month. Discover the latest albums from this talented MNspin musician and her band All the Pretty Horses, enjoy songs spun from her favorite records in HCL’s vinyl collection, and look back on her 20+ years as a trans artist in the Twin Cities music scene.

Register today or Ask Us.

Vinyl Revival is a series of artist residencies, performances, workshops, and listening opportunities presented by Minneapolis Central Library and funded by Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Stories Together: Pride

Saturday, June 26, 10-10:30 a.m.
Celebrate family and self-expression during Pride month through books, stories, rhymes, music and movement, in a virtual setting. Hosted by Lee from Eden Prairie Library.

A link to the live storytime will be emailed to registrants in advance. Register today or Ask Us.

Book lists

Pride book lists organized around specific themes and identities