Literature, Lectures, and Lyrics

Pride at the Library
The Cherry Hill Public Library is proud to offer dynamic programming in celebration of LGBTQ Pride Month. The month of June was chosen for Pride Month to commemorate the Stonewall riots, which occurred at the end of June 1969 (50 years ago).
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But I’m a Cheerleader: Movie Screening
Saturday, June 1th 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Half Conference Center B, Lower Level

Join us for a screening of 1999’s cult classic But I’m a Cheerleader. When family and friends suspect all-American Megan might be a lesbian, they ship her off to the True Directions conversion camp with unexpected results. A campy, candy-colored satire starring Natasha Lyonne, Clea DuVall, and RuPaul. Light refreshments served. (Rated R, 85 minutes) Click HERE to watch the trailer. Click HERE to register for this program.v

Creating Safe and Affirming Communities for Transgender Youth
Wednesday, June 12th 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Half Conference Center B, Lower Level

This workshop, presented by Garden State Equality, is geared towards teaching participants about the challenges faced by transgender youth in school and community settings, and how to advocate for change. Participants will leave this workshop with tools to engage their friends, extended family, and community in order to create safe spaces for trans youth. Click HERE to register.

The Life and Writing of James Baldwin
Wednesday, June 19th 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Half Conference Center B, Lower Level

The influence of writer and social critic James Baldwin reached far and wide. In this unique exploration of Baldwin’s groundbreaking literary and social justice work, actor/comic Grant Cooper and scholar Dr. Lindsey Swindall engage participants in an interactive dialogue that unravels the truths of racism in this country and examines other themes in Baldwin’s writings. Mr. Cooper’s dramatic interpretations of Baldwin’s writing are complemented by historical context from Dr. Swindall, leading to thought provoking questions that spark audience participation. This program is funded by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities. Click HERE to register.