The City of Auburn New York’s historic and cultural sites commission and partners are proud to collaboratively celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride for the second year with a week of city-wide events during the month of June. COVID-19 guidelines including social distancing and face coverings are required for in-person events.
*Rescheduled* Tuesday, July 28: Speak No Evil Virtual Book Discussion
6 p.m. via Zoom Seymour Public Library in partnership with the Harriet Tubman National Historical Park presents Speak No Evil by Uzodinma Iweala 2018, a Barbara Gittings Literature Award Finalist in 2019 (part of the Stonewall Book Awards, honoring books for exceptional merit relating to LGBTQ experience). A revelation shared between two privileged teenagers from very different backgrounds sets off a chain of events with devastating consequences.
Digital copies of the book are available for instant check out with your Seymour Library card through Hoopla (eBook & eAudio).
To register for the event please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about Auburn NY Pride 2020 and upcoming events visit auburnnypride.com
Library Takeout Options
Speak No Evil and other great titles are available at Seymour Library for contactless holds pick up.
You can place a hold by calling at 315-252-2571 or online.
Go to the library’s website at www.seymourlibrary.org and click on “My Account”. From there you can sign in and place a hold. Tip: Make sure to set the search limits to Auburn-Seymour Library
Visit the library’s website at https://seymourlibrary.org/reopening/ for tips on how to place a hold.
Available on Hoopla for Instant Check out
The Stonewall Book Awards, sponsored by the American Library Association’s Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table, honors books for exceptional merit relating to the gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender experience. To view past award winners and nominees visit: www.ala.org/rt/rrt/award/stonewall/honored
- Luisa: Now and Then (2019 Stonewall Honor Book in Literature) (eBook)
- Patsy by Nicole Y. Dennis-Benn (2020 Stonewall Honor Book in Literature) (eAudio)
- Speak No Evil by Uzodinma Iweala (2019 Stonewall Honor Book in Literature) (eBook & eAudio)
- An Unkindness of Ghosts by Rivers Solomon (2018 Stonewall Honor Book in Literature) (eBook & eAudio)
- Marriage of a Thousand Lies By SJ Sindu (2018 Stonewall Honor Book in Literature) (eAudio)
- A Place Called No Homeland by Kai Cheng Thom (2018 Stonewall Honor Book in Literature) (ebook)
- When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities by Chen Chen ((2018 Stonewall Honor Book in Literature) (ebook)
- DIG by Bryan Borland (2017 Stonewall Honor Book in Literature) (ebook)
- Apocalypse Baby by Virginie Despentes (2016 Stonewall Honor Book in Literature) (ebook)
- Jam on the Vine by LaShonda Katrice Barnett (2016 Stonewall Honor Book in Literature) (ebook)
- Lum: A Novel by Libby Ware (2016 Stonewall Honor Book in Literature) (ebook)
- Prelude to Bruise by Saeed Jones ( 2015 Barbara Gittings Literature Award) (ebook)
For Kids and Families
- Love is Love by Micael Genhart, illustrated by Ken Min (eBook)
- Redwood And Ponytail by K.A. Holt (eBook)
- The Pants Project by Cat Clarke (eBook)
- Rick by Alex Gino (eAudio)
- Pride Colors by Robin Stevenson (eBook)
- The Boy & The Bindi by Vivek Shraya (eBook)
- Stella Brings The Family by Miriam B. Schiffer (eBook)
- And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell (eAudio)
- A Church For All by Gayle E. Pitman, illustrated by Laure Fournier (eBook)
More titles on Hoopla:
Pride On Kanopy
Documentaries and Movies featuring LGBTQIA lives, experiences, and history. Available to stream for free with your Seymour Library card.
For more titles visit: www.kanopy.com/category/tags/celebrate-pride-month
Seymour Library offers a variety of online resources with our eLibrary. Borrow or stream eBooks, movies, audiobooks, magazines and more or research your family history, learn a new language, watch art/crafting video tutorials, or browse newspaper articles with our online databases. Visit seymourlibrary.org/elibrary to get started.