Date(s) - 6/16/2018
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Blue Hill Public Library
The Blue Hill Public Library will be hosting three “Pride Fest” events, celebrating the local Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer (LGBTQ) community, on Saturday, June 16th. From 10:00 to 11:30 AM, families are invited to spend the morning making rainbow themed crafts, reading books that celebrate diversity, and checking out recent additions to the collection.
Later in the day, the public is also invited to a double feature movie event with the films Love, Simon (geared toward teens) beginning at 5:00 PM, and Call Me By Your Name, (for mature audiences) at 7:00 PM. Love, Simon is directed by Greg Berlanti and is based on the YA novel Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli. It is a romantic comedy that follows high schooler Simon Spier as he navigates coming out and pursuing his first romance.
Call Me by Your Name (2017), directed by Luca Guadagnino, is set in 1980s Italy, where a romance blossoms between a seventeen year-old student and the older man hired as his father’s research assistant.
These programs are offered with the help of a grant from the Equity Fund of the Maine Community Foundation. The grant also supported the purchase of new materials that celebrate diversity for the library’s collection. These programs are free and open to everyone. For more information call the library at 374-5515.