PRIDE Month

Jonny Appleseed

An Evening with Joshua Whitehead

Join Milton Public Library for a virtual and engaging discussion with author Joshua Whitehead to discuss his 2021 CBC Canada Reads Winner Jonny Appleseed. Monday, June 21st at 7:00pm.

"You're gonna need a rock and a whole lotta medicine" is a mantra that Jonny Appleseed, a young Two-Spirit/Indigiqueer, repeats to himself in this vivid and utterly compelling novel. Off the reserve and trying to find ways to live and love in the big city, Jonny becomes a cybersex worker who fetishizes himself in order to make a living. Self-ordained as an NDN glitter princess, Jonny has one week before he must return to the "rez," and his former life, to attend the funeral of his stepfather. The next seven days are like a fevered dream: stories of love, trauma, sex, kinship, ambition, and the heartbreaking recollection of his beloved kokum (grandmother). Jonny's world is a series of breakages, appendages, and linkages--and as he goes through the motions of preparing to return home, he learns how to put together the pieces of his life. Jonny Appleseed is a unique, shattering vision of Indigenous life, full of grit, glitter, and dreams. 

Register at: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/an-evening-with-author-8  

Heather Has Two Mommies

Reading the Rainbow

During this presentation, Lesléa Newman, author of Heather Has Two Mommies, Donovan’s Big Day, The Boy Who Cried Fabulous, Sparkle Boy and many other books for children, will talk about what inspires her to tell stories about 2SLGBTQ+ families, share some of her books, and answer questions from the audience.

Rainbow Reads

Rainbow Reads

Join Milton's own Adam van Koeverden, MP, and PFLAG Halton's "Fairy T" for some fun, inclusive, Rainbow-riffic online storytimes on MPL's YouTube channel, featuring stories from our Rainbow Collection!

Rainbow Scopes

Take and Make: Rainbow Scopes

Children love rainbows and we are flying them high all month long! Younger children enjoy seeing the array of color and learning the order of the color spectrum while older children are fascinated to learn more about the physics of light and color. Pick up a Rainbow-Scope Activity Kit and make a spectroscope of your very own.

Paperbots

Pride Paperbots with the Positive Space Network

Make your own paper bot with eyes that light up using LEDs, conductive tape, and a coin cell battery, then make your bot look fabulous by decorating it any way you like. Create a Drag persona for your bot, pump the music, and join us on the virtual catwalk for a show. All supplies provided, and available for pick up at either Main Library or ROCK Head Office. This program will take place virtually. 

Hands forming a heart against a blue sky. Rainbow wrist bands are worn by the model

Virtual Volunteer Opportunity: Building Inclusive Spaces and Allyship Skills with The Positive Space Network

Grades 9-12. This presentation will aim to help participants identify biases and feel prepared to challenge stereotypes about sexual orientation and gender identity. Through interactive activities, participants will learn more about the 2SLGBTQIA+ community, some of its history, and how to create and maintain inclusive, positive spaces through active allyship skills! Registration opens May 22, 2021 at 9:30am.

Beyond the Stacks Podcast

Beyond the Stacks Podcast with JR Marr

Milton Public Library's podcast series, Beyond the Stacks, goes behind the scenes of your local library to bring you community-led content that matters. In this episode, JR Marr discusses their recent mural at 16 Hugh Street in Milton explores identity, humanity in relation to LGBTQ2S+ communities, and represents an incredible piece of public art celebrating diversity in Milton.

PFLAG Halton

Authentic Allyship and the 2SLGBTQ+ Community with Pflag Halton

Do you want to be an ally to the 2SLGBTQ+ Community, but are not sure how? Do you want to make sure you are helping and not harming? This webinar is for you! Pflag Halton will walk you through the DO’s and DON’Ts of being an ally to our diverse community. Learn the differences between performative vs. authentic allyship so you can ensure you are making change. Listen and learn with us so you can continue to push change forward in Halton.

Me, Myself, They

Halton Equity and Diversity Book Club

On June 15, the Halton Equity and Diversity Book Club will be discussing Me, Myself, They: Life Beyond the Binary. This book chronicles Luna M. Ferguson’s extraordinary story of transformation to become a celebrated non-binary filmmaker, writer, and advocate for trans rights. Ferguson made history on May 7, 2018 by becoming the first person to receive a non-binary birth certificate with an “X” designation in the province of Ontario; the first jurisdiction in the world to offer four option for birth certificates: M, F, X, or no gender marker.

New PRIDE Flag

#showyourpride Halton Region

PFLAG Halton invites everyone to share what pride means to you on social media #showyourpride. Help create an online sense of community and visibility in lieu of in-person Pride events, and you'll have a chance to win some great prizes! To participate, visit the online submission form.  You can share your story in whatever medium you like: a story with pictures, a poem, in a video – whatever you prefer! With your consent, Pflag Halton will share these stories across their social media platforms during the month of June.

Rainbow Collection

Rainbow Reads

Celebrate and explore Pride with a great read from our Rainbow Collection. With over 500 titles in the collection there is something for everyone. Place a hold on any of these titles for curbside pickup. You can also continue to put a rainbow in your reading lists by borrowing a 2SLGBTQIA+ Quick Pick for adults, teens, or children: https://ca.surveygizmo.com/s3/50079696/Quick-Picks 

 

 

Me, Myself, They

Hoopla

Honour Pride in your 2SLGBTQ+ community with a digital download from Hoopla. Celebrate diversity, love, and inclusion with these great ebooks, audiobooks, and movies!

cloudLibrary shelves

cloudLibrary

Check out our cloudLibrary rainbow shelves and find your next great 2SLGBTQIA+ title for your ereader or mobile device today!

ArQuives Presents: Online Queer Trivia Night

Join us for our Queer Movies & TV trivia night – come learn exciting tidbits about queer history and contemporary queer culture! Do you recognize those slippers? Can you name that queer-coded villain? Do you know that cult classic? Our online trivia events are just for fun – we don’t keep score and beginners are always welcome! Presented by ArQuives. Register at https://mplca.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=10133&backTo=Calendar&startDate=2021/06/07