The Wilson Branch will open at 12 PM on February 8th, 2023. All other locations will be open as usual.
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PRIDE New Haven is an 8-day festival celebrating the culture, art, and history of New Haven and Connecticut’s LGBTQ+ community. Attend film screenings and social events, make creative projects, and more at NHFPL the week of September 11-18. Don’t forget to visit our booth at PRIDEfest, which takes place Saturday, September 17 on the New Haven Green!

Events at NHFPL

Adult Events

Libraries are for Everyone Film Screening: Pariah
Tuesday, September 13, 6-7:30 pm | Wilson

A Bronx teen is looking for real love and trying to find a way to communicate and connect with her family about her hidden identity as a lesbian. Gripping and painful, viewer discretion is advised. This film is rated R with a run time of 1 hour and 26 minutes.

Tie-Dye Pride Shirts
Wednesday, September 14, 5:30-6:30 pm | Ives Squared

Make a shirt to show off your pride! We’ll show you how to use markers and rubbing alcohol to make an easy, low-mess, tie-dye effect. Celebrate PRIDE by decorating a shirt using the colors of the pride flag of your choice or just have fun making rainbows!

Oriented Film Screening
Friday, September 16, 2-4:30 pm | Ives

Oriented gives us an inside look into the queer experience and identity. A feature documentary that follows the lives of three gay, Palestinian friends exploring their national and sexual identity in Tel-Aviv during the Israel-Gaza conflict of 2014. All 13+ are welcome, no registration required!

Author Visit from Sarah Prager
Saturday, September 17, 3 pm | Mitchell

Sarah Prager, author of Queer, There, and Everywhere, Rainbow Revolutionaries, and Kind Like Marsha will be visiting the Mitchell Branch. Join us to hear more about her fascinating stories of LGBTQ history. Open to all ages!

Teen and Tween Events

PRIDE Family Gathering
Tuesday, September 6 & Thursday, September 13. 4-5:30 pm | Stetson

Safe space social for the whole family. Mix, mingle, and share. Craft and light refreshments provided. In partnership with PRIDE New Haven and the New Haven Pride Center. Open to all ages.

PRIDE Button Making
Monday, September 12, 3-4 pm | Ives

Help kick off the NHFPL’s PRIDE New Haven 2022 celebrations by stopping by the Teen Center to make some awesome PRIDE/LGBTQ+ themed buttons with our button maker! Open to grades 7-12, no registration required.

After School Arts: PRIDE New Haven
Tuesday, September 13, 4 pm | Fair Haven

Join us for our pride-themed After School Arts program and celebrate PRIDE New Haven through the arts. All supplies will be provided. Open to teens and tweens.

Tie-Dye Pride Shirts
Wednesday, September 14, 5:30-6:30 pm | Ives Squared

Make a shirt to show off your pride! We’ll show you how to use markers and rubbing alcohol to make an easy, low-mess, tie-dye effect. Celebrate PRIDE by decorating a shirt using the colors of the pride flag of your choice or just have fun making rainbows!

Young Minds and Family Learning

PRIDE Family Gathering
Tuesday, September 6 & Thursday, September 13. 4-5:30 pm | Stetson

Safe social space for the whole family. Mix, mingle, and share. Craft and light refreshments provided. In partnership with PRIDE New Haven and the New Haven Pride Center. Open to all ages.

PRIDE Story Time & Craft
Monday, September 12, 11 am | Ives

Join us for a PRIDE-themed story time, Be Who You Are by Todd Parr and stay for a fun rainbow family craft.

Stay & Play: PRIDE New Haven
Tuesday, September 13, 10:30 am | Fair Haven

Join us for our PRIDE New Haven Stay & Play. All of our books will highlight LGBTQ+ stories, authors, and characters. We encourage attendees to dress to impress in their very best pride-themed outfits! Stay & Play is story time for children up to five-years-old with a caregiver. A half-hour program of stories, singing, and movement is followed by free playtime.

Pride Week Story Time
Wednesday, September 14, 4-5 pm | Mitchell

Join us for a reading of Jacob’s New Dress and make a rainbow craft.

Libraries are for Everyone Film Screening: Luca
Thursday, September 15, 4-5:30 pm | Wilson

A young sea monster disguises himself as a young boy to feel a part of the human world. A story of acceptance and the bonds of friendship that takes place in the Italian Riviera. This film is rated PG and is 1 hour and 35 minutes long.

Micro Branches

Explore these curated lists of books, films, and audiobooks available in-person and online covering topics related to the LGBTQ+ experience and the history of the Pride movement.

Don’t Miss any of the PRIDE Events Happening Across New Haven!

Be sure to check out the New Haven Pride Center’s website for the entire calendar of events relating to PRIDE New Haven taking place between September 11-18!

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