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Celebrate Pride at the Library

Each June, Ontario’s 2SLGBTQ+ communities and allies come together to show their pride and raise awareness for equality, diversity, and inclusivity. Visit the library for special events and collections in honour of pride. 

Upcoming Programs and Events

June 11: Challenging Queer Disinformation
Join pflag to learn about the resurgence of transphobic and other anti-LGBTQ2+ rhetoric and policy-making across the country. The workshop will also challenge how we confront sources of disinformation and consume news content today.

June 12: Kyne from Canada's Drag Race: Virtual Author Talk
Kyne, local Ontario drag queen, contestant from season 1 of Canada's Drag Race, math diva, TikTok star, and now author, will be joining us live over Zoom for an exciting author talk about her new book, "Math in Drag."

June 24: June Film Club: Midnight Cowboy
Join our monthly film club to chat about top-rated features with film enthusiasts as we continue revisiting classics. Watch a film on our digital resource Kanopy, then participate in an online discussion. In honour of Pride Month, watch Midnight Cowboy (1969) from director John Schlesinger. 

June 29: Dragtime Storytime and Rainbow Crafts
Celebrate what makes you special by joining local drag queen Gila Münster for stories and songs about inclusivity and self-love. There will be rainbow crafts following the storytime. 

View all program listings. 

LifeSpeak Resources on Empathy and Allyship

LifeSpeak is a digital resource on health and wellness available through RHPL. This month, read expert articles on being a true ally to and within 2SLGBTQIA+ communities, and the importance of celebrating diversity and sharing stories that capture humanity and diversity. Use access ID: lifespeak to log in.  

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Pride Collections

Celebrate pride with books and films on diversity, inclusion, and LGBTQIA+ voices and perspectives. Discover titles from staff recommended reads below and browse through popular digital collections of movies online. 

Hoopla Pride Collection  Kanopy Collection