Library celebrates Pride Month

Published 6:37 pm Tuesday, May 31, 2022

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The Suffolk Public Library will observe Pride Month throughout June with programming to “celebrate, support and learn about the LGBTQIA+ community in Suffolk,” according to a news release.

“Parking Lot Pride” is an “event for all ages” at the North Suffolk Library on Friday, June 24, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. There will be informational tables, local resources such as the LGBT Life Center and PFLAG, grab-and-go activity kits, food trucks and open mics for people to share their stories.

“Suffolk Belongs: Teen Safe Space” is for teenagers “interested in being an ambassador for equality and empowerment in the community.”

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It is scheduled for 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday June 30, at the North Suffolk Library, 2000 Bennetts Creek Park Road.

There will be several in-person and virtual Pride events structured for adults, including:

  • “Suffolk Reads with Pride”: Author Q&A and Book Discussion June 21 at 2 p.m. at the North Suffolk Library
  • “Suffolk Celebrates with Pride”: Q&A with Local LGBTQIA+ Authors and Artists June 22 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts.
  • “Suffolk Learns”: LGBTQIA+ History in Hampton Roads June 30 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the North Suffolk Library.

All Pride Month programs are free. To learn visit