June Is Pride Month
April 22, 2021
Our June 16th e-mail contained an incorrect link to this page. Celebrating and Reflecting on Juneteenth is here.
We are celebrating Pride Month in June with a variety of events and activities for all ages. Pride embodies the celebration of all members of the LGBTQ+ community by sharing different perspectives, accomplishments, and experiences, and focusing on awareness and social justice.
For kids, we have Pride Storytime on Sunday, June 13 and Tuesday, June 15, and Kids Book Chat on Facebook Live on Wednesday, June 9, focusing on Pride stories for babies through 6th grade. More activities and resources to explore with kids will be announced soon.
For teens and adults, we’re hosting Somewhere on the Rainbow on June 26 to bring people together to celebrate and affirm our existence, no matter where we fall on the rainbow. Civic Lab returns online to discuss Queer Representation in the Media on Wednesday, June 23.
We’re offering two online events related to Pride flags. Learn about the vinyl cutter by designing iron-on patches on June 23 and experiment with Popsicle recipes on June 24, while also learning about the different meanings of various Pride flag designs.
Adults are invited to explore the LGBTQ+ community’s influence on dance music on Wednesday, June 2, with Love Saves the Day! The Queer Origins of Modern Dance Music. The adult book discussion on Goodreads on June 24 is about Confessions of the Fox by Jordy Rosenberg. Join us on Instagram Live on June 29 to continue the discussion. Don't forget to listen to our Pride Month playlist on Spotify, curated by staff, and our reading and viewing recommendations for youth and families, teens, and adults:
- Pride Books for Grades 3-8
- Pride Books for Younger Kids (babies-grade 2)
- Pride Movies
- Danger, Romance, Space, Magic, and Lesbian Librarians Saving the Day
- Resistance, Liberation, and Joy
- Songs of Existence
- Stories That Reflect
- Stories of Experience
The Skokie Park District is hosting many Pride events throughout June at various locations, including the showing of Love, Simon at Devonshire Park on Saturday, June 19. Please note some Park District events have a participation fee or require registration for free tickets.