Pride @ the Library

In keeping with our mission to instill the love of reading and foster the pursuit of knowledge, these resources and programs are provided to inspire critical thinking and aid in the continuing education of our community on the subjects of identity, equality and social justice. Please visit our event listings for updates and registration as they become available. 

Pride Resource Guide
Resources for kids, teens, adults and parents. Includes nonfiction and fiction books, ebooks and videos available from WCPL.

Adult Programs

Read Smart: Pride Edition
Wednesday, June 22 at noon | Virtual Event

Description: Join Wake County Public Libraries and NC State Libraries for an introduction to Read Smart: Pride Edition. These upcoming scholar-led book discussions serve to spotlight and amplify queer voices. Attend this kickoff event to be entered to win a Pride 'swag bag' including copies of the selected books. Register to receive the program Zoom link.

I Don’t Want to Say The Wrong Thing: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Gender But Were
Afraid to Ask.
Wednesday, June 29 at 6:30 p.m. | Virtual Program

Description: Curious about the difference between gender, sex at birth and sexual orientation, but worried about saying the wrong thing? Learn about all the important terms and concepts, pronouns and the science and history of gender expression. Find out about common myths and what to do when you mess up, and hear about the personal experiences of a non-binary person.

Teen Programs

Thursday, June 9 at 6:30 p.m.
Eva Perry Regional Library
Making keychains with PRIDE!

June 23, 2022 at 4 p.m.
Oberlin Regional Library
Heartstopper Party!
Did you love the sweet charm of Heartstopper? Come share an afternoon of friendship, love and kindness. Come make something for you and someone you love, and add to our collaborative art project! 

June 28 at 5:30 p.m.
West Regional Library
This week we will celebrate all things Heartstopper! Come test your trivia skills, make crafts and discover similar books to read while we wait for Season 2 on Netflix.


School Age Programs

June 7, 2022 at 3:30 p.m.
Wake Forest Community Library
K-5th Adventures - Paint with PRIDE!
Paint with Pride: Design Your Own Colorful Wooden Bird House

June 14th at 4:30 p.m.
Northeast Regional Library
K-5th Adventures - Tie-Dye Party!
Show some PRIDE and create colorful creations while celebrating being you! 

June 14th at 4:30 p.m.
Oberlin Regional Library
K-5th Adventures - Be Yourself!
Every person is different and unique, and that is what makes people special. Express your individual style and decorate a tote bag to take home with you. 


Library Outreach

Connect with Oberlin Regional Library at Out! Raleigh Pride on Saturday, June 25. Learn what the library can do for you and find your next great read.

Connect with Eva Perry Regional Library at Apex Pride on Saturday, June 11! Learn what the library can do for you and find your next great read.

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