June is Pride Month

Be proud at your library

Pride month is celebrated each year during the month of June in cities large and small across the country and beyond. June was selected as the month to celebrate Pride to honor the Stonewall uprising that occurred in June of 1969 in Greenwich Village in New York City. The uprising energized the gay rights movement, ultimately becoming a broad fight for LGBTQIA2S+ rights that continues to this day.


Hennepin County Library’s Pride team offers many book lists organized around specific themes and identities.

View the full collection of Pride booklists.


Refresh your streaming music playlist with a Pride month mixtape from MNspin, the Library’s free streaming platform for Minnesota music.

Events and Programs

Watch and Discuss: The Most Dangerous Year
Edina Library, June 8

Queer Book Club
Online event, June 11

Halcyon Days Book Club: Gender Queer
Online event, June 13

Stories Together: Pride
Nokomis Library, June 15

Read the Rainbow Graphic Novel Book Club
Excelsior Library, June 15

Gender Affirming Clothing Swap
Hopkins Library, June 16

Minneapolis Central Book Club: Last Night at the Telegraph Club
Minneapolis Central Library, June 18

TransFabulous: Modeling Posing and Walking Techniques
Minneapolis Central Library, June 22

Queer Romance Book Club
Southdale Library, June 24