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 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!
The Que(e)ry Librarians
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.
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!
Owl 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!
We’ll also be scheduling an Uncommons session at the Conference, so stop by and say hi!
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.
See you tomorrow night, Thursday, November 15, at 6 PM at Strange Loop Gallery, 27 Orchard St., btw. Canal and Hester.
New additions to the event: DJs Larry Sparkman and Amber Valentine!
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.
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:
Our friends at Urban Librarians Unite have compiled a list of resources for Hurricane Sandy relief.