In celebration of Pride month, CityLibrary has all kinds of resources to explore this June. Whether you want to learn about the history of the movement or catch up on a beautifully told fictional story, there’s something for everyone.
Kanopy has plenty of interesting leisure viewing, with some of the standouts being Derek Jarman’s Jubilee, the fantastic dramas Boy Erased and Princess Cyd, and the documentaries The Queen and Decoding Alan Turing. The streaming service has even more choice from outrageous comedies to under the radar international masterpieces, just search LGBTQ on Kanopy to discover more.
CityLibrary also has a range of theatre performances to watch too. There are the National Theatre’s outrageously funny Twelfth Night, both parts of 2017 revival of Tony Kushner’s Angels in America, and the semi-autobiographical Deep Blue Sea. On Digital Theatre plus, have your heart broken by the critically acclaimed Falsettos or let yourself be taken back to the 1930s with Noel Coward’s Private Lives.
In the Northampton Square library, come check out the borrowable book display with everything from historical fiction, memoirs, graphic novels, and so many award winners and nominees found in these top picks. Even more can be found on CityLibrary Search to borrow from one of our other library sites or as an e-Book.
There’s a wide selection of e-books and audiobooks to borrow from Libby via the app or the website. Choices include memoirs and non-fiction by Audre Lorde, Alan Cummings, and Adam Zmith to fiction and poetry by Colm Tóibín, Juno Dawson, and Ocean Vuong.