Queer Families Drag Story Time

Join the Lavender Library for Drag Queen Storytime on Saturday March 24 at Noon, where we will be reading our favorite LGBTQ childrens’ books out loud for Queer Families from near and far! A local drag performer will be reading selections from our children’s section to the delight of all in attendance! And we’ll also have some activities for folks, like coloring and crafting.

• Event is all ages & FREE
• Light refreshments provided
• Some parking available on the side of the building & metered street parking available

This event series has been funded by a grant from the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.

For updates on the event, check out our Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/168517777277590/

Queer Crafternoons: Zine Making!

LLACE has scheduled a few special events as part of our regular crafting event on the first and third Sundays of each month. The first of these special events is focused on “zine”-making, or the process of making small or short magazines that often focus in on a particular topic, and takes place on Sunday March 18 at 2PM. Gaining momentum in the 1990s, zines have been used for generations as a DIY forum of self expression and publication. From poems, essays, and political opinions, to collages and art pieces, zines are a way for groups to voice opinions outside the social norm.

We invite the community to join us and learn how to create them. We may also have a few completed zines on hand as examples.

All materials and instructions provided. Feel free to bring additional collage materials and art tools. Free event open to the public. Street parking free on Sundays. In addition, parking available in lot behind library.

Check out our Facebook event for updates: https://www.facebook.com/events/1832425463448160/

Upcoming Event at LLACE (SOLD OUT)

We’re so excited to host this important workshop on eating disorders and self love. The sponsoring organization is Nalgona Positivity Pride (NPP)–a xicana-indigenous body-positive organization that provides intersectional eating disorders education and community-based support for people of color who are struggling with troubled eating and poor body-image. After not seeing her own experiences reflected and the lack of cultural awareness in the eating disorder world, Gloria Lucas started NPP in 2014 out of an urgent need to create a platform for communities of color and indigenous-descent communities who struggle alone. Gloria first-hand experienced the isolation that comes with being a person of color with an eating disorder and the absence of services for low-income people.

NPP’s line of work focuses on uncovering the impacts of colonialism, social oppression, historical trauma and its role in impairing relationships indigenous-descent people have with food and body-image. NPP’s goal is to help people of color and indigenous descent folks find education and resources for self-empowering, resistance, and healing.

If you are looking for more information or for future events, please message NPP at npppride@gmail.com