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.