Pride 2020 Challenge
This June kicks off the Santa Clara City Library’s first ever Pride 2020 Challenge. Launching alongside our beloved Summer Reading Program, the Pride 2020 Challenge gives our community a new way to celebrate LGBTQ Pride Month through an experience that is rewarding, educational, and most of all, fun! We encourage you to explore LGBTQ arts, history, and culture to experience the full vibrancy of the LGBTQ community through 10 unique Activities designed to personally connect you to the celebratory spirit of Pride.
To participate, sign up for Summer Reading and begin the Pride 2020 Challenge.
You need to complete the Activities to earn their badges, unlock interesting LGBTQ Pride facts, and be entered into the drawing for prizes! You only need to complete 5 out of the 10 Activities to be eligible for the prize drawing.
The Pride 2020 Challenge is open to all ages.
Tune in for an inclusive event for the entire family that promotes equality and diversity! We will be reading LGBTQIA books and songs to celebrate all types of love and all kinds of families.
A talk with Maribel Martinez, Director for the Office of LGBTQ Affairs
For our Pride celebrations this month, the Santa Clara City Library is proud to present this talk with Maribel Martínez, the current Director of the County of Santa Clara Office of LGBTQ Affairs and community advocate. We are thrilled to discuss the pathways she took towards her community work, and the successes and difficulties that she has faced while achieving her goals. Please join us for this exciting online discussion!
Communicating with LGBTQ+ Youth in Your Life
This webinar is intended for any adults who wish to increase their communication competency with LGBTQ+ youth. Communication is more important than ever but we know that it can be hard to connect with your youth, especially if you don’t feel comfortable or confident discussing LGBTQ+ topics. This webinar will help you learn some communications tips and tricks when talking with teens as well as best practices for communicating respectfully with LGBTQ+ youth. This presentation was put together with the help of: Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Santa Clara Office of LGBTQ Affairs, the LGBTQ Youth Space and The Family Accepting Project.
Pride STEAM Lab
Celebrate LGBTQ Pride month with cool rainbow science experiments for ages 7 & up! We will be using baking soda, vinegar, food coloring, Skittles, and other normal household items to create jaw-dropping, rainbow chemical reactions.