COUNTY LIBRARIES NEWS
Celebrate Pride Week with Los Alamos Public Libraries through a children’s Storytime program, a night of LGBTQ+ literature, book recommendations, and a book giveaway. Join us for an in-person, outdoor Storytime celebrating love and family with children’s books by LGBTQ+ authors at Mesa Public Library at 10 a.m. on Thursday June 10. The Storytime is best for ages 3-6, all are welcome. Register for this event HERE.
Los Alamos Public Library System invites you to join us for Read Books with Pride, a night of LGBTQ+ literature at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 10. This is a live-streamed event via zoom. Register for this event HERE. Participants are invited to share their own LGBTQ+ book recommendations or just come to listen. Read Books with Pride aims to connect readers with literature that may provide insight, comfort, or entertainment for many types of readers – longtime fans of LGBTQ+ literature, those who might just be starting this part of their own literary journeys, or those just looking to see what LGBTQ+ literature might have to offer.
Look for Pride book recommendations via social media. Library staff will announce a “Pride Pick of the Day” Monday through Saturday, June 7-12, in which we recommend queer titles we love in a particular collection or genre. There will be recommended titles for both youth and adults.
Win a free copy of the book We Are Everywhere. From June 6- 10, Los Alamos Public Libraries invites anyone of any age to text 505-500-4406 with the name of their favorite queer character in literature. Friday, we’ll draw one winner from all the entries and make a word cloud with the character names to share on social media. The random winner will receive a free copy of this book, which is a photographic history of the queer liberation movement. The winner will be notified via text message and must be able to pick up the prize at either local library.
To find out more about Los Alamos Pride 2021 events, go to https://www.facebook.com/losalamospride. To find out more about library events, sign up for the newsletter HERE, or look on the library events calendar.