Celebrate Pride at Palo Alto City Library

Join us throughout June as we stand with our community to celebrate equality, love, acceptance, and all things Pride. Commemorating the anniversary of New York City’s Stonewall Riots, communities around the world now gather every June to demonstrate support of the LGBTQ+ community. Though we may not be able to step out in style to walk a parade route this year, Library staff have found plenty of ways to celebrate at home all month long.  

Virtual Events 

This year San Francisco Pride’s parade is going virtual with a two-day online celebration and rally June 27, 1-9 p.m. and June 28, 2-7 p.m. highlighting performances and messages from the local LGBTQ+ community, not-to-be-missed drag and dance performances, DJ sets, and much more.    

Can’t wait?  Celebrate Pride all month with virtual events hosted by the local LGBTQ+ community.  Here are just a few gems highlighted by librarians 

As you get ready for these special events, don’t forget to prepare for the occasion!  Need inspiration?  No problem!  Pull out your Palo Alto Library Card and check out these free digital resources today. 

  • Dress to impress with classic costume inspiration from fashion trends through the decades using the Fashion, Costume, and Culture digital resource
  • House party for one?  Turn up the music and dance to your favorite hits from Freegal Music
  • Host a virtual watch party or just kick back and chill with Kanopy’s Celebrate Pride Month film collection

Collection Resources

If reading a book with a nice cup of (iced) tea is more your speed, we’ve got you covered as well!  Browse the eLibrary to find the perfect Pride read. If you’re not sure where to start, our librarians are here to help with book lists for all ages. 

Still don’t see what you’re looking for?  Consider trying the Library’s newest service Shelf Made to receive five customized recommendations tailored to your interests and your mood.  

 Follow the Library on Instagram to find more Pride resources and celebrations and visit the Santa Clara County Office of LGBTQ Affairs for additional local resources and community support.  

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