In support of queer libraries/archives, the library/archive workers who run them, the creators who fill them, & the users who love them, since 2010.
JuneteenthJune 19, 2020
Happy Juneteenth! We honor the historic and ongoing fight for Black Freedom.
Here are a few resources we'd like to highlight today:
- Juneteenth Book Fest, a series of videos released today, celebrating Black American stories and the people behind them. We're especially excited for the "Queer and Black, On and Off the Page" panel discussion, with authors Julian Winters, Claire Kann, Roya Marsh, Candice Iloh, and Ashley Woodfolk, and moderated by Leah Johnson.
- Juneteenth Syllabus by Kenja McCray and Jasmin C. Howard
- Crowdsourced Map of Black-Owned Bookstores by Subway Book Review
We have added these resources to our own Black Lives Matter Library Resource List which we are continuously updating.
Happy Tenth Birthday, Que(e)ry!June 18, 2020
Que(e)ry's first event took place 10 years ago today, on June 18, 2010, at Blackout Bar in Brooklyn. Sadly, the bar has since closed, but you can check out some pictures of the party on Flickr.
While the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago was cancelled, we do look forward to celebrating with you in person whenever we can!
Update on COVID-19March 15, 2020
We hope you're taking care of yourselves and each other during these difficult times! Check out Libraries Resists' Health and Pandemic Page containing information and resources for libraries' responding to COVID-19/Novel Coronavirus, and the latest information from the CDC and WHO.
If you're looking for something to read while staying home, check out our list of queer reads from last summer; and here are a few more recent or upcoming titles that caught our eyes:
- This Town Sleeps / Dennis E. Staples
- Confessions of the Fox / Jordy Rosenberg
- Real Life / Brandon Taylor
- America is Not the Heart / Elaine Castillo
- Frankissstein / Jeanette Winterson
- Fiebre Tropical / Juliana Delgado Lopera
- I Know You Know Who I Am / Peter Kispert
- Here For It / R. Eric Thomas
- Something That May Shock and Discredit You / Daniel Mallory Ortberg
- A Year Without a Name / Cyrus Grace Dunham
- In the Dream House / Carmen Maria Machado
And check out the Stonewall Book Award winners of 2020, too.