sfpl Take Pride in Your Library


Staff member
Take Pride in Your Library
Celebrate Pride with the queerest library ever

San Francisco, CA – The queerest library ever honors Pride with more than 30 programs for all ages, including special Drag Queen Story Hours, creative crafter-noons, a host of film screenings, a Wikipedia edit-a-thon, Eureka Valley’s Open House and a launch party celebrating the new LGBTQ Fiction Collection at the San Francisco Main Library.

The Library’s James C. Hormel LGBTQIA Center celebrates Pride with RADAR Superstars on June 7, the annual birthday bash for superstar and emerging writers. Featured on the stage of the Main Library’s Koret Auditorium will be Arisa White, Grace Twoers, Brontez Purnell and Jewell Gomez. The Center continues the excitement with Sprightly on June 17, a re-occurring multi-purpose craft program for LGBTQIA young adults ages 18-25.

RADAR Productions presents two Drag Queen Story Hours at the library this month. Take the whole family to these crowd-pleasing events at the Library’s newest branch, Public Knowledge, located inside SFMOMA and at Eureka Valley/Harvey Milk Memorial branch during their Open House.

This year, in addition to screening popular films and classics like Milk and Priscilla Queen of the Desert, we’re celebrating the works of award-winning local lesbian documentary filmmaker, educator, and activist Debra Chasnoff during the Library’s “Thursdays at Noon” film series in the Main Library’s Koret Auditorium with Straightlaced, That’s a Family and Let’s Get Real.

Look for the Library’s contingent in the Pride parade on June 23, and if you’re interested in helping our team be the best of the bunch, join us for a Pride Parade prep party at Excelsior Branch on June 17.

For a full list of Pride programs, events and book selections, visit our Pride page. Events are also listed on the Library’s online calendar. While enjoying events at the library, peruse our renowned LGBTQIA collection and check out a book, video, eBook and more.

Pride programs are supported by Friends of the San Francisco Public Library. All events are free and open to the public.

RADAR Events & Drag Queen / Pride Story Hours

RADAR SuperStar Pride Program – June 7, 6 p.m., Main Library, Koret Auditorium
Rainbow Storytime – June 7, 10:30 a.m., West Portal Branch Library
Honey Mahogany and Persia at SFMOMA – June 16, 11 a.m.
Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence all ages storytime – June 16, 2 p.m., Eureka Valley Branch Library
Panda Dulce at Eureka Valley Branch Library – June 19, 2:30 p.m.

Special Pride Events

Black/Queer Optimism in the Early Era of AIDS -- June 5, 6 p.m., Main Library, African American Center
LGBTQ Fiction Collection Launch Party – June 9, 2 p.m., Main Library, Stong Room (Floor 1)
LGBTQIA Wikipedia Editathon – June 10, 1 p.m., Main Library, 5th Floor Computer Training Center
Black LGBT Awards – June 16, 2 p.m., Main Library, Koret Auditorium
Eureka Valley Open House – June 16, 12 p.m., Eureka Valley Branch Library
Youth Speaks Queeriosity – June 16, 7 p.m., Main Library, Koret Auditorium
Author Talk: Kevin Killian – June 23, 2 p.m., North Beach Branch Library

Pride Crafts

Rainbow Beaded Bracelets – June 9, 4 p.m., Potrero Branch Library
Queer Qulture Qamp – June 11, 3 p.m., Portola Branch Library
Queer Qulture Qamp – June 12, 1 p.m., Ortega Branch Library
Pride Parade Prep Party – June 17, 2 p.m., Excelsior Branch Library
Sprightly in the Hormel Center – June 17, 12:30 p.m., Main Library, James C. Hormel LGBTQIA Center
Crown & Tiara Workshop – June 19, 6 p.m., Bernal Heights Branch Library
Rainbow Magnets – June 24, 2 p.m., Merced Branch Library

Pride Film Screenings

The Danish Girl – June 2, 2 p.m., Chinatown Branch Library
Drag Queen Movie Fest: To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! and The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert – June 5, 4 p.m., Excelsior Branch Library
Milk June 7, 6:30 p.m., Excelsior Branch Library and June 8, 2 p.m., Noe Valley Branch Library
One Wedding and a Revolution – June 7, 12 p.m., Main Library, Koret Auditorium
Brokeback Mountain – June 7, 3:30 p.m., Ocean View Branch Library
Before Night Falls – June 10, 2 p.m., Anza Branch Library
Any Day Now – June 12, 6 p.m., Eureka Valley Branch Library
Straightlaced – June 14, 12 p.m., Main Library, Koret Auditorium
That’s a Family June 21, 12 p.m., Main Library, Koret Auditorium
Kinky Boots – June 24, 2 p.m., Anza Branch Library
Let’s Get Real – June 28, 12 p.m., Main Library, Koret Auditorium