Oakland Public Library Celebrates LGBT Pride Month with Lavender Scrolls, Family Storytime

Release Date: 
Sun, 05/11/2008

(Oakland, CA)— The Oakland Public Library will host unique Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) events in June to commemorate Pride Month.

Things kick off June 2, at 6:30 PM, with a LGBT Family Storytime at the Piedmont Avenue Branch. LGBT parents of children aged 2 - 5 years are invited to join a fun, family-oriented event. The Piedmont Avenue Branch is at 160 41st Street.

Throughout June the Main Library, 125 14th Street, will exhibit the Lavender Scrolls Project . These illustrated scrolls portray the lives of eight lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender elders. Each scroll features photographs, life-story excerpts and quotations that defy stereotypes about being old and gay, while also demonstrating the realities common to all elders. The project is presented by Oakland personal historian Cathy Cade.

In conjunction with the Lavender Scrolls exhibit, on Saturday June 14, from 12 to 2 PM, a LGBT Elders Dialogue with Teens will take place in the Main Library’s West Auditorium. Teens are invited to meet the subjects of The Lavender Scrolls. It will be an opportunity to ask LGBT seniors questions they’ve always wanted to ask. Refreshments will be served.

For more information, call the Oakland Public Library at 238-7352, or visit the library’s Website atwww.oaklandlibrary.org. To request sign interpretation or other accommodation, please contact the number above at least five working days prior to the event. The Oakland Public Library is a department of the City of Oakland.