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June is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Pride Month. This month-long celebration demonstrates how LGBTQ Americans have strengthened our country, by using their talent and creativity to help create awareness and goodwill. —Library of Congress

Get together with the Library for Pride-themed book clubs, reading suggestions, and festivities all month long!

From Our Staff...

A Trifecta of Trilogies

As trilogies, they're not quite series that just keep going (and going!), but each of these satisfies the craving for MORE. You can take Emily's word for it. And all three volumes are already published for one of them: perfect for bingeing. 

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Drag Me to Pride

Amanda—aka an NPL Books, Movies, & Music blogger extraordinaire—never fails to delight as well as provide spot-on reading recommendations. Her Pride-themed post for 2023 is no exception. 

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Starting a Conversation About Pride

Discussing LGBTQIA+ issues with kids can be a challenge, especially if you don't identify as a part of this community.

Caroline—of our amazing Bringing Books to Life team—showcases some of her favorite books on the subject, reminding us that books are great avenues for opening dialogue with children. And that it's never too early to open a child's heart and mind—to foster empathy and compassion for themselves and for others.

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From Our Shelves...

New Nonfiction

New Fiction

Books for Children

Out and About...

Queer Book Club

Sunday, June 11, 11:00 AM at The Lipstick Lounge

Join us for Queer Book Club, a discussion of all things LGBTQ+ in fiction and nonfiction. Email to RSVP and reserve your copy of the book. Note: The Lipstick Lounge is a 21+ establishment.

This month, our selection is Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malinda Lo.

Books and Brews

Saturday, June 17, 11:00 AM at Black Abbey Brewery

Books & Brews meets monthly at Black Abbey Brewery, where we chat about books, authors, and genres over a cup or pint of brew.

This month, The Genesis of Misery by Neon Yang is our selection.

Pride Party

Thursday, June 22, 2:00 PM at Green Hills Branch Library

Get your LGBTQ pride on ahead of Nashville's annual Pride Month festivities! Make buttons and bracelets to wear in celebration. For teens in grades 7–12.

Prepare for Pride

Friday, June 23, 2:00 PM at East Branch Library

Nashville's annual Pride Month festivities are underway! Teens in grades 7–12 are welcome to drop in to make pronoun buttons, pride bracelets, and more to get ready!