Hey Que(e)ries! We’re off to ALA again in June and want to see you! We’re planning a party for Sunday, June 29 in Las Vegas and we’re inviting Librarian Wardrobe and the GLBT Roundtable to join us to put the fun in fundraising!
More information soon.

Hey Que(e)ries! We’re off to ALA again in June and want to see you! We’re planning a party for Sunday, June 29 in Las Vegas and we’re inviting Librarian Wardrobe and the GLBT Roundtable to join us to put the fun in fundraising!

More information soon.

“A Tribute to Rebecca Rosenthal: A Night of Music, Art & Remembering,” presented by Amanda Palmer, Neil Gaiman, Brian Viglione and other friends of Becca’s will take place at the Somerville Theatre, 55 Davis Square, Boston, MA, on Monday, October 7th at 7:00PM. All proceeds benefit the Rebecca Samay Rosenthal ’07 Memorial Special Collections Fund at Smith College. Tickets are on sale online and at the Somerville Theatre box office (55 Davis Sq. on the Red Line open daily 4:00PM-8:00PM).

“A Tribute to Rebecca Rosenthal: A Night of Music, Art & Remembering,” presented by Amanda Palmer, Neil Gaiman, Brian Viglione and other friends of Becca’s will take place at the Somerville Theatre, 55 Davis Square, Boston, MA, on Monday, October 7th at 7:00PM. All proceeds benefit the Rebecca Samay Rosenthal ’07 Memorial Special Collections Fund at Smith College.

Tickets are on sale online and at the Somerville Theatre box office (55 Davis Sq. on the Red Line open daily 4:00PM-8:00PM).

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Thanks to everyone who came out to Que(e)ry: OVERDUE on Saturday to party with us! Thanks also to accident report and the warm leatherettes, DJ Shomi Noise, DJ Shade Parade, Rique Shaw, Ariel Italic, Billy Bibliographic Control, and everyone at the Cake Shop for a great time!

Even head-to-head with our friends at Hey Queen! we had a good crowd and raised some funds for the Bureau of General Services—Queer Division and the Pop-Up Museum of Queer History, and your support is greatly appreciated.

The Bureau is still seeking a permanent home, and in the meantime you can visit them at their pop-up shop at the Cage to buy some books, and you can still donate online here.

The Pop-Up Museum’s show, On the (Queer) Waterfront: Brooklyn Histories opens October 5 with a Queer History Block Party in DUMBO. Great tours, workshops on archiving and oral history, and more…plus Que(e)ry will be there! See a full schedule of events, and donate here!

Finally, stay tuned for pictures from Saturday, and for news on our next party!

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The Que(e)ry Librarians

We had a great time on the road in Chicago, but it&#8217;s been almost a year since our last benefit party in NYC so this one&#8217;s seriously overdue:
Saturday, September 28, 2013 at 9pm
We&#8217;re excited for our first time at the Cake Shop (152 Ludlow St. New York) and our first time benefitting two great organizations: the Bureau of General Services&#8212;Queer Division, a queer cultural center, bookstore, and event space, who are currently fundraising for a permanent location after a successful year at the Strange Loop Gallery; and the Pop-Up Museum of Queer History, who have an upcoming exhibition titled HomoEconomics: LGBTQ histories of the Brooklyn Waterfront. 
$10 suggested donation, 21+. 
DJs and gogos to be announced. Stay tuned for more updates!

We had a great time on the road in Chicago, but it’s been almost a year since our last benefit party in NYC so this one’s seriously overdue:

Saturday, September 28, 2013 at 9pm

We’re excited for our first time at the Cake Shop (152 Ludlow St. New York) and our first time benefitting two great organizations: the Bureau of General Services—Queer Division, a queer cultural center, bookstore, and event space, who are currently fundraising for a permanent location after a successful year at the Strange Loop Gallery; and the Pop-Up Museum of Queer History, who have an upcoming exhibition titled HomoEconomics: LGBTQ histories of the Brooklyn Waterfront. 

$10 suggested donation, 21+. 

DJs and gogos to be announced. Stay tuned for more updates!

Que(e)ry Chicago Epilogue

Thanks for coming out to Que(e)ry: Leather Bound at ALA last week! Together, we raised nearly $1,200 for the Leather Archives and the Critical Fierceness Grant.image

First, a huge, huge round of applause to the Continental Lounge in Chicago for opening their doors for us at the very last minute, and all of our fantastic performers, volunteers, and attendees for taking the change in stride and helping get the word out. We couldn’t have done it without you.

Thanks to Eye Spy Optical, Early to Bed, G Boutique, the Leather Archives & Museum, and the Pleasure Chest for their sexy raffle prize donations! We hope you’ll support these local Chicago businesses and organizations.

Thanks to Mars for the great photos, which you can check out on Facebook.

And three cheers for Big Dipper, Tamale, and our DJs and gogos!

Finally, congrats to the winner of the librarian realness contest, our new reigning Mx. Que(e)ry! (pictured above)

Stay tuned for news on our next events in New York and at upcoming ALA conferences!

Join us for happy hour on Wednesday, June 19, 6pm-9pm at Metropolitan Bar, 559 Lorimer St. Brooklyn, for our third birthday celebration and send-off to our first party at ALA Annual Conference in Chicago!
RSVP on Facebook

Join us for happy hour on Wednesday, June 19, 6pm-9pm at Metropolitan Bar, 559 Lorimer St. Brooklyn, for our third birthday celebration and send-off to our first party at ALA Annual Conference in Chicago!

RSVP on Facebook

Que(e)ry: Leather Bound at ALA Chicago

imageOwl Daddy has some more news about Que(e)ry: Leather Bound at ALA Annual in Chicago:

Announcing a live performance by Chicago’s queer rapper Big Dipper!

And get out your reading glasses for the Librarian Realness Contest!

The party starts on Monday, July 1 at 9pm, at Subterranean, 2011 W. North Ave. and we’ll keep it going until closing time with DJs from Chances Dances, nerdy gogo dancers, and fun raffle prizes! 

21+; $10 suggested donation at the door, to benefit the Leather Archives and Museum, and Chances Dances’ Critical Fierceness Grant.

Add the party to your ALA Annual Scheduler, and RSVP on Facebook

We’ll also be scheduling an Uncommons session at the Conference, so stop by and say hi!

While you’re in town, check out the GLBTRT Social and the Chicago Pride Parade, both on Sunday June 30. And stop in to visit the LA&M!

Story Time Reading List

Thanks to everyone who came to Story Time with the Que(e)ry Librarians last night at the Bureau of General Services—Queer Division! And thanks also to our lovely readers. We had a great time and hope you did too.

For those who asked, here’s a list of the selections we heard last night, with links to worldcat to help you find a copy in a local library or bookstore:

"Ill Fit" from The Aversive Clause by B.C. Edwards (forthcoming)

Daddy, Papa, and Me by Lesléa Newman (2009)

The Marvelous Land of Oz by L. Frank Baum (1904)

The Borrower by Rebecca Makkai (2011)

The Whale Who Wanted to be Small by Gill McBarnet (1985)

Freak Show by James St. James (2007)

Miss Twiggley’s Tree by Dorothea Warren Fox (1966)

"Miss Lucy Had a Steamboat" from How They Met, and other stories by David Levithan (2008)

We hope you’ll support BGSQD and these authors! We hope to have more events like this in the future, so stay tuned.

Join the Que(e)ry Librarians for Story Time at the Bureau of General Services—Queer Division! Friday, March 1, at 7:00pm, 27 Orchard St.

Gather around and hear queer literature for children and young adults, read by librarians and authors (to be announced), enjoy some kool-aid and animal crackers beer and wine, and browse the bookstore! More info, RSVP on Facebook

Thanks to everyone who came out to Que(e)ry: Graphic Content! With your generosity and that of Public Assembly, we raised $1340 for the Tom of Finland Foundation Archives and the Ali Forney Center. Our friends at Urban Librarians Unite also raised some funds and received a few dozen books for their Hurricane Sandy Relief Children’s Book Drive. Here are a few pictures. Stay tuned for news on the next Que(e)ry party!

Update on Hurricane Sandy

In response to Hurricane Sandy, the Que(e)ry Librarians are designating additional proceeds from our upcoming event to benefit the Ali Forney Center. Their center in Chelsea was destroyed by flooding at a time when the services they provide to homeless LGBT youth are all the more crucial. Emergency funds will help AFC restore services and facilities to those affected by the hurricane and the winter storm which came shortly thereafter.

You can also drop off new or gently-used children’s books for Urban Librarians Unite’s Hurricane Sandy Children’s Book Relief Drive. (Wishlist)

The first 100 donors at our party on November 24th will get a free beer courtesy of Public Assembly. You can also donate now on AFC’s website.

Here are a few other library-related resources if you are looking for help or looking for ways to get involved:

NYC Distribution Locations

Our friends at Urban Librarians Unite have compiled a list of resources for Hurricane Sandy relief.

Brooklyn Public Library’s Response to Hurricane Sandy

Queens Public Library’s Response to Hurricane Sandy

NYPL’s response to Hurricane Sandy