Happy Pride Month!
In 2021 the library is celebrating Pride with events, resources, and crafts.
Virtual Author Event with Meryl Wilsner
Join us at 3pm on June 25th for a free virtual event with queer romance author Meryl Wilsner. We’ll start with a reading from Meryl and then get into a conversation. Audience questions are welcome throughout the presentation. We’ll be talking about Meryl’s debut book Something to Talk About, queer romance, romance tropes like the slow burn, writing authentic queer representation, and more. Something to Talk About is a Hollywood-set romance between a lesbian showrunner and her bisexual assistant. When they’re photographed together laughing at an event, rumours fly. But could there be some truth beneath the paparazzi conjectures?
Meryl Wilsner writes stories of queer women falling in love. Born in Michigan, Meryl lived in Portland, Oregon and Jackson, Mississippi before recently returning to the Mitten State. Their debut novel, Something to Talk About, received starred reviews from Kirkus, Publisher’s Weekly, Booklist, and Library Journal, as well as being one of Amazon, Kirkus, and NPR’s best books of 2020. Some of Meryl’s favorite things include: all four seasons, button down shirts, the way giraffes run, and their wife.
Register on this page to get the Zoom link. See you there!
Pride StoryWalk® at the Sooke Region Museum
People in Sooke can enjoy an outdoor StoryWalk® at the Sooke Region Museum from June 22 to July 3. To celebrate Pride month, we will be reading And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell; illustrations by Henry Cole.
Take and Make Craft Kits
Check for Pride flag-inspired tissue paper flower craft kits and rainbow cross-stitch card craft kits at your local branch!
Check out our brand new librarian-curated lists of LGBTQ+ books!
See below for thematic lists for adults and teens, available in many different formats, including print, audiobook CD, and digital.