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Libraries celebrate Wellington Pride Festival | Tū whakahīhī e Te Whanganui-ā-Tara

Hutt City Libraries is proud to be participating in the Wellington Pride Festival again this March.

Join Hutt City Libraries from 13-27 March for inclusive events the whole whānau can enjoy including rainbow storytimes, a quiz night, and a scavenger hunt on LGBTQIA+ literature for youth!

Children and Teens Librarian at Taita Library, Jay Shulamith, is organising a queer quiz and is excited for Libraries to participate in Pride this year, “I can’t wait to celebrate queer culture with a range of awesome events, and give away some epic prizes in the quiz!”

“I love how our libraries are places where the diversity of local communities is openly celebrated through resources and events that ensure EVERYBODY is included.” says Kris Saunders, Children & Teens Librarian at Naenae Library.

“I’m proud to be part of a workplace where what matters to our library users matters to us. Where staff want to make our spaces inclusive and welcoming, with events and resources that reflect the diversity of our community.”

Lillian Pak, Programmes, Outreach and Partnerships Manager, is excited to have Hugo Grrrl performing and reading at the library. “Our library programmes welcome and reflect the diversity of our communities. We hope that rainbow families, and everyone in our community join us to celebrate with a fun-filled inclusive storytime.”

Come along for free events in our libraries or check out our curated reading lists for tamariki, teens and adults.

Hugo Grrrl will be performing at the Library in March.

Featured events:

Rainbow Storytime with Hugo Grrrl and Friends

War Memorial Library Saturday 27 March 2021, 2pm

Join Hugo Grrrl and friends at the library for a fun filled storytime full songs and stories about love, acceptance, diversity and inclusion. A safe and accepting environment for all ages.

Let’s Get Queerzical

Walter Nash Centre Saturday 27 March 2021, 6:30pm

Come along to a free queer quiz for ages 13+! Awesome prizes up for grabs including vouchers from Seashore Cabaret and Kāpura. Email Librariesevents@huttcity.govt.nz your team of 2-6 people. Spaces limited so get in quick!

Pride Scavenger Hunt

War Memorial Library Tuesday 30 March 2021, 4:30pm-6:30pm

Join Libraries and InsideOUT for a special Pride scavenger hunt celebrating LGBTQIA+ literature for youth! Event starts 4:30pm on the top floor.

 

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