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June 4, 2023


Andrea Castillo

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Prince George’s Libraries offer Pride Month activities for all ages

Largo, Maryland – Celebrate Pride Month 2024 with the Prince George’s County Memorial Library System (PGCMLS), which offers a variety of programs and resources for all ages in June, including a discussion about the history of the LGBTQ+ community in Maryland, Pride-themed trivia events, a conversation with Prince George’s County LGBTQIA+ Liaison Antonio Driver, a virtual discussion with romance author TJ Alexander, storytimes, craft activities, its third annual Rainbow Festival, and more. 

“PGCMLS is proud to celebrate our LGBTQ+ community this June and year round. Our wide range of Pride Month programs offer a chance for everyone to express themselves, learn about the LGBTQ+ community, and just have a fun time," said Teresa Miller, a librarian who leads the system’s LGBTQ+ task force. “LGBTQ+ people are an integral part of our communities, whether in Prince George's County or anywhere else. We have always been here, and we always will be.”

Featured Programs 

Take a look at our events calendar for a full lineup of Pride Month programming for children, teens, and adults. 

From Twilight to Sunshine: Maryland LGBTQ+ History
Tuesday, June 4 at 6:30 pm | Bowie Branch Library | Teens and Adults 
Learn about the history of the LGBTQ+ community in Maryland going back to the 1800s with librarians from the Enoch Pratt Free Library and Baltimore Heritages's LGBTQ History walking tour guides. 

Crafternoon and Kids Create
Wednesday, June 5-Thursday, June 27 | Various Branches | Ages 5-12
School-aged children can take part in Pride-themed crafts at various branches throughout the month. Make wind chimes, rainbow trees, a collage, and more!

Pride Night Trivia: Queer Question-Palooza
Wednesday, June 5 at 6 pm | Upper Marlboro Branch Library | Adults
How much do you know about LGBTQIA+ culture and trivia? Put your skills to the test with questions about history, music, sports, and celebrities! All participants will receive a small themed gift. 

Ready 2 Read Storytimes
Thursday, June 6-Monday, June 24 | Various Branches | Ages 0-5
Celebrate Pride Month with your little ones at one of our storytimes taking place at various PGCMLS branch library locations across the county! Be sure to check our full event lineup for details about each event. 

Pride Month Community Conversation with Antonio Driver - Co-presented with the Prince George's County Office of Human Rights
Thursday, June 6 at 4 pm | Virtual | Adults 
Antonio Driver, Prince George’s County’s first LGBTQIA+ liaison, joins the Prince George’s County Office of Human Rights (PGCOHR) and the Prince George’s County Memorial Library System (PGCMLS) in a Community Conversation about his role, the LGBTQIA+ community in the county, and his plans for Pride. 

Rock Banned Book Club: "This Book is Gay" by Juno Dawson - Co-presented with the Prince George's County Office of Human Rights
Wednesday, June 12 at 6:30 pm | Beltsville Branch Library | Teens and Adults
The Prince George’s County Memorial Library System (PGCMLS) and the Prince George’s County Office of Human Rights (PGCOHR) host the final installment of the Rock Banned Book Club, featuring the top banned books of 2022, with Juno Dawson’s “This Book Is Gay.” 

Solidarity Stories: Community Led Book Discussion - "The Deep" by Rivers Solomon
Tuesday, June 18 at 6:30 pm | Mixt Food Hall - 3809 Rhode Island Ave, Brentwood, MD 20722 | Adults
Join the Mount Rainier Branch Library and the Prince George’s County Office of Human Rights (PGCOHR) to talk about this month’s book club selection, “The Deep,” by Rivers Solomon. This group meets on the third Tuesday of the month at Mixt Food Hall in Brentwood. 

Book Crawl: Pride Trivia
Tuesday, June 18 at 7 pm | Pizzeria Paradiso - 4800 Rhode Island Ave, Hyattsville, MD 20781 | Adults
Drag queen Charlemagne Chateau hosts a night of trivia with questions about LGBTQ+ literature, film, TV, and music at Hyattsville’s Pizzeria Paradiso, where food and alcohol will be available to purchase. 

Rainbow Festival
Saturday, June 22 from 11 am-3 pm | Hyattsville Branch Library | All Ages
Celebrate Pride Month with activities for the whole family, including storytime, crafts, music, special guests and more. Attendees are invited to wear festive dress and costumes. 

"Triple Sec" with TJ Alexander - Co-presented with the Prince George's County Office of Human Rights and Loyalty Bookstores
Wednesday, June 26 at 7 pm | Virtual | Adults
Romance author TJ Alexander talks about their new book, “Triple Sec,” in a virtual discussion co-presented with the Prince George’s County Office of Human Rights (PGCOHR) and Loyalty Bookstores. 

Additional Resources 

Visit PGCMLS’ LGBTQ+ Pride Hub for event information, as well as videos, information, and other resources. 


PGCMLS library cardholders have access to Kanopy, with thousands of free streaming films, documentaries, and more made by and about the LGBTQ+ community available on topics such as activism, history, transgender issues, international stories, LGBTQ+ issues and religion, families and youth, and health.

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About the Prince George’s County Memorial Library System

The Prince George’s County Memorial Library System (PGCMLS) helps customers discover and define opportunities that shape their lives. The Library serves the 967,000+ residents of Prince George’s County, Maryland through 19 branch libraries, a 24/7 online library, and pop-up services throughout the community. PGCMLS is a responsive and trusted community-driven organization. Programs, services, and outreach activities serve book lovers, immigrants and refugees, job seekers, children, young professionals, seniors, and families alike. PGCMLS is the recipient of the 2021 Urban Libraries Council Top Innovator Award for Workforce and Economic Development. Learn more at