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  • From the Director June 2024

    From the Director, June 2024

    You don’t need to spend a ton of money this summer to experience new things and get a taste of adventure – you can stay close to home and immerse yourself in scientific exploration, comedy, art, cultural experiences, music and more. Because this summer, Adventure Begins at Your Library – that’s the theme of our…

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  • I am a Queer Man

    I am a Queer Man

    Ricardo Burney, a circulation clerk for Orange County Library System, will lead guests through a thought-provoking event in celebration of Pride Month. He will discuss why intersectionality is important as a Black man in the LGBTQ+ community. “It shows us that identities work on multiple levels and that oppression cannot be reduced to only one…

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  • The Story of Pride

    The Story of Pride

    In the early morning hours of June 28, 1969, the Stonewall Inn in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of New York City became the unlikely catalyst for the struggle for LGBT+ rights. At that time, there were laws against being homosexual which extended to prohibiting the sale of alcohol to homosexuals and dancing with someone of the…

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  • From the Director, June 2021

    From the Director, June 2021

    June is here, and that means that our annual Summer Reading Program is about to kick into high gear, with hundreds of events, programs, camps and classes for kids and adults. Just like last year, all programs are virtual, so you can participate from the comfort of your own home. Learn to design a logo…

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  • DIY: Pride Film Festival

    DIY: Pride Film Festival

    June is Pride Month in commemoration of the Stonewall Uprising in June of 1969. In recognition of this occasion, we have selected eight films for you to create a Pride film festival in your own living room or wherever you may be. No need to stop with our suggestions, there is a wealth of LGBT+…

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  • #OCLSReads for Pride Month

    #OCLSReads for Pride Month

    Every June is designated as Pride Month to celebrate the impact of LGBTQ people. This year is extra special as it is the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots which served as the catalyst for the gay liberation movement in the United States. These are some of my favorite selections perfect to learn more about…

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