Community Forum: Give Us Feedback!

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YOU’RE INVITED! To a community forum to give us feedback. This forum is part of our strategic planning process, which began in August of this year. Through this process we hope to think critically about where we are, where we want to be, and how to get there. So far we have learned from community, via a survey, that folks would like us to be open more hours, have more diverse programming and events, and improve our outreach so that we have a larger presence in the community. At this community forum we’ll have questions about those topics and more.

This is a “drop-in” style event, so you can come at any point from 4:30-8PM to give feedback. There will be snacks and refreshments, along with a drawing for door prizes at the end! Prizes include a movie, free memberships, gift cards, and more!

Metered street parking is available, along with a limited number of free spots in the building’s small lot.

Event Information:
Friday October 20, 4:30-8PM, at the Lavender Library on 1414 21st Street

For more information or accommodations, please contact info@lavenderlibrary.com 

Banned Book Week: LGBTQ Books

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Join us for our next event! The top 5 most challenged books from 2016 were all challenged for their LGBTQ content, and all happened to be children’s books. In recognition of national Banned Book Week (Sept 24-30) we’ll spend time with an LGBTQ children’s book author from our own community here in Sacramento, Dr. Gayle Pitman, to disucss some of her books and the two times people have attempted to ban her book “This Day in June”–a children’s book about pride parades. The most recent attempt involved a library in Chicago and happened just this year. We’ll sit down with Dr. Pitman to discuss censorship, the politics of libraries, and the importance of LGBTQ children’s literature. And in light of the recent efforts at a school in Rocklin to ban books like “I am Jazz,” a children’s book about a young transgender girl, this conversation is quite appropriate!

There will be some light snacks and refreshments.

Metered street parking available, as well as limited free parking in the small parking lot for the building.

For updated information, check out the Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1892707074087814