Innisfil ideaLAB & Library Celebrates Pride Season

INNISFIL, (June 02, 2023) The Innisfil ideaLAB & Library is thrilled to announce a vibrant lineup of events and initiatives in celebration of Pride Season this June and July.

Introducing Special Edition “Love is Love” Library Cards
If you don’t have a Library card in your wallet, now is the time to sign up for free. We are proud to showcase our commitment to inclusivity and diversity and you can too! The Love is Love card joins the 5 other Library card designs available for free to Innisfil residents. For $5 you can replace a lost card, or upgrade to the new design, and the proceeds will go towards the 2SLGBTQ+ programming at the Library. Available June, and all year long.

New Exhibition on Display at the Lakeshore Branch
In partnership with the MacLaren Art Centre, the works of Toronto artist, Francisco-Fernando Granados are now on display at the Lakeshore Branch of the Library at 967 Innisfil Beach Road. Granados (he/him) was born in Guatemala and lives in Tkaronto/Toronto. Through media that extends from drawing and performance into installation, publishing, and public art, he uses abstraction as a conceptual strategy to create projects that queer perceptions of identity. letters began as an exhibition at the MacLaren Art Centre as a gift to the community, intended to be displayed in community spaces. On display until the end of June.

Save the Date for Drag Queen Storytime
Mark your calendars because you won’t want to miss Drag Queen Storytime – a family-friendly, inclusive event filled with stories and songs that explores themes of diversity and acceptance. Families will enjoy listening to stories, singing songs and participating in rhymes. After storytime, there will be a fun craft to take home, and an opportunity for a meet and greet with the two performers. Drag Queen storytime is one of many inclusive programs at our Library that promotes literacy, diversity and acceptance.
Registration is required for this free event. July 7, 2023 1:00 pm, Lakeshore Branch

Read, Learn, Explore
The Library will feature curated booklists and displays to highlight the remarkable works of queer authors, characters and experiences. These collections encompass a wide range of genres and perspectives, and provide an opportunity for readers to explore and appreciate the diverse experiences and voices within the 2SLGBTQ+ community. Check one out today!

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