Wednesday, January 26, 2022

LGBTQ+ History Month at Sheffield Libraries

LGBTQ+ History Month is celebrated in the UK in February each year, to celebrate the lives and experiences of LGBTQ+ people. Once again we have an exciting programme of events lined up for you! Read on for more details.

Steel City Queer History film screening

Wednesday 9 February from 6.30pm, free
Delivered online through Zoom
Book through Eventbrite

Steel City Queer History have developed a podcast and walking tour film looking at Sheffield City Centre's hidden LGBTQ+ history. Join us on Zoom for a screening of the film which includes historic characters, lost venues, personal reminiscences, and a unicorn!

The film will be followed by a Q&A session with Suzie and Sandra from SCQH about the project.

New Queer Kidlit for the New Year

Premiering live online on Saturday 12 February at 11am, free
In partnership with Lambeth Libraries

Liz Chapman (Sheffield Libraries) and Zoey Dixon (Lambeth Libraries) are back with another bumper harvest of the best queer kidlit for your reading pleasure! We have something for everyone, from picture books to Young Adult, non-fiction to graphic novels. Join us for the premiere over on our Facebook page on Saturday 12 February at 11am, or catch up at your leisure on our YouTube channel afterwards.

Outrageous! The story of Section 28 with Paul Baker

Thursday 17 February from 7pm, free
Delivered online through Zoom
Book through Eventbrite

Hear author Paul Baker discuss his new book, Outrageous! The story of Section 28. This fascinating and important book tells the full story of Section 28: the background to the Act, how the press fanned the flames and what politicians said during debates, how protestors fought back, and its eventual legacy. 

LGBTQ+ Book Group

Wednesday 23 February from 6.30pm, free, 18 years +
Carpenter Room, Central Library
Book through Eventbrite

Join our queer librarians Liz and Suzie to share your favourite LGBTQ+ reads and find out about some of the new titles in our collections! Bring along a favourite book or poem to share with the group.

LGBTQ+ Listchallenges

We have not one but two listchallenges for you this year! Our New LGBTQ+ Writing Challenge for 2022 brings you the best new LGBTQ+ titles for all ages: children, teenagers and adults.
All the titles are available to borrow from Sheffield Libraries. Why not see how many you can read by the end of 2022?

As if that weren't enough, our Bi Books Challenge highlights a dazzling array of bi books from our collections. If purple is your preferred shade of prose, here's where to look.

All our previous listchallenges can be found here.

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