Free and Open to Public
June 1st to June 29th
The Stratford Library will offer an array of events in conjunction with the nationwide observance of “Pride Month 2022”. A series of online programs and in-person events will celebrate the history and accomplishments of the LGBTQ+ community. All library events, sponsored by the Stratford Library and the Square One Theatre Company, are free and open to the public.
Lobby Display: Check out LGBTQ+ fiction, non-fiction and DVDs that celebrate and enlighten. On display throughout June 2022.
The Children’s Department from June 8th to 30th. Celebrate and support the many different kinds of families in our Stratford community with rainbow streamers, hearts and more.
Events for Adults:
June 13th, 12 p.m., Lovell Room: Monday Matinees: “The Power of the Dog” Oscar winning director Jane Campion’s adaptation of Tom Savage’s contemporary western looks at toxic masculinity and the tragic consequences of repression. Benedict Cumberbatch and Kirsten Dunst star. Rated R.
June 16th, 7 p.m., Zoom Presentation: “Dr. William Reszelbach — Child of the Holocaust” Join Dr. Reszelbach, a child of Holocaust survivors, as he shares his family’s harrowing experiences at the hands of the Nazis, coupled with Holocaust history. Reszelbach will discuss his parents will to survive and how these traumatic events affected their new life in the USA, as well as his own life, and his perspective on modern-day anti-Semitism and the treatment of the LGBTQ+ community during the Holocaust. On Zoom: https://stratfordlibrary.libcal.com/event/8993528
June 22nd, 7 p.m., Lovell Room: Readers Theatre Showcase: “The Busy World is Hushed” Keith Bunin’s provocative drama pits a minister and bible scholar at odds with her gay son. Live, staged reading.
June 28th, 7 p.m., Lovell Room: Meet-the-Author: Jillian Celentano A 61-year-old transgender woman who transitioned six years ago, Jillian is an advocate for the transgender community and will openly discuss the coming out and transition processes. She will also discuss her personal memoir, “Transitioning Later in Life: A Person Guide”. Autographed copies of her book will be available for purchase following her talk.
June 29th, 12 p.m.: Books Over Coffee on Zoom: “My Policeman” In this evocative portrait of midcentury England, Bethan Roberts reimagines the real life relationship the novelist E. M. Forster had with a policeman and his wife. A deeply heartfelt story of love’s passionate endurance, and the devastation wrought by a repressive society. On Zoom: https://stratfordlibrary.libcal.com/event/8609033
For further information for all “Pride 2022” events at the Library visit: https://stratfordlibrary.libcal.com/calendar/events?t=g&q=pride&cid=12865&cal=12865&inc=0 or call the Library at: 203.385.4162.