You STILL Belong @ Your Library, by the way. I’m working on planning some amazing queer programs on Fridays in June to celebrate pride month. Some ideas so far: raw “Pride snacks”, movie night, trans-formation, book club, big gay felted soap, Come Out! for Aerobics, button-making. If you have any suggestions, comment here!
Also, if you have a queer family in Sacramento, check out the Rainbow Family meetup group. Did you know there are still people who don’t know about Rainbow Family storytime, every 4th Saturday at the Arcade Library? Crazy, right?
National Library Week is over but Sacramento Public Library’s commitment to providing GLBTQIA materials, programming, and resources continues year round. We were contacted by http://www.gaydatingsites.net/ after our big “You Belong @ Your Library” campaign, letting us know about a new $5,000 scholarship, exclusively for US students pursuing a degree that will help combat prejudice and bullying in the GLBT community. Please feel free to share more opportunities like this in the comments!
4/8 Rainbow Family Egg Hunt and GLBT Storytime (McClatchy Library) 11a-2p
We welcome all families to come participate in our Rainbow Egg Hunt at Ella K. McClatchy Library! We’ll start by crafting special decorated bags (for egg collecting!), followed by a storytime celebrating families with two mommies, two daddies, or any combination of people, since love is what makes a family. Egg hunting will begin at 12p. Rain or shine, we’ll get together and celebrate! The library will be open for browsing and materials check out though computers will not be available.
4/10 GLBTQIA community partner showcase & brown bag lunch (Central Library) 1130a-130p
Get to know your community and get your name OUT! We are hosting a variety of GLBTQIA groups in Sacramento and the surrounding area to come for an informal meet and greet at the downtown Sacramento library (828 I St). Participants are invited to bring a brown bag lunch (drinks will be provided) and chat with community leaders, pick up information from the represented organizations and just enjoy socializing with our GLBTQIA community.
Come Out for Aerobics (Central Library) 630p-730p
Join us for a special FABULOUS edition of Punk Rock Aerobics – come work it out with Lipstick Librarian of the Sac City Rollers. Get those calves toned for your heels, girl! This event is open to adults 18+ years, no matter the orientation. Please bring a water bottle and comfortable clothes to exercise in.
4/11 “It Gets Better” video filming drop-in session (Central Library) 1130a-130p
Noted columnist Dan Savage and his partner Terry Miller created the “It Gets Better” project (http://www.itgetsbetter.org/) as a response to the increasing number of GLBT teen suicides as a result of bullying. By creating and uploading a YouTube video to let teenagers know that support is out there, that they are not alone — and it WILL get better. Since then, the project has taken off and countless videos have been uploaded to the site from individuals and organizations. We are hosting a drop-in recording session for anyone who is interested in stopping by to share their own personal story and to let people know – it gets better.
4/13 GLBT movie night, cheerleader costume contest, and Kinect gaming (Central Library – Galleria) 7p-10p
Grab your pompoms and join us for an adults-only showing of the GLBT cult classic featuring RuPaul in butch drag. We will also be having a cheerleader costume contest – winner will be determined by popular vote. Featuring “Just Dance” on the Xbox Kinect – prepare yourself for some serious voguing and dance offs! Join us for this free night of fun at the downtown library.
4/14 Same Sex Speed Dating for Book Lovers (Central Library) 2p-4p
Booklovers, ready to meet people who share your passion for the printed page? Come check out Sacramento Public Library’s “Same Sex Speed Dating” program! Bring a favorite or hated book to spark a conversation and who knows what other sparks may fly. This is a great way to socialize with other like-minded singles without the pressure of a date; it’s only a 5 minute conversation. Get out of the bars and into the library to meet someone fabulous! Register at http://tinyurl.com/7xl7ndr
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