LGBTQ Pride in Deerfield
On June 1, the Village raised the LGBTQ Pride flag at our buildings and placed Pride banners at the corner of Deerfield and Waukegan Roads.
Mayor Shapiro will present a Pride Month Proclamation at the June 5 Board meeting to a Deerfield-based PFLAG group that has been meeting in the Village for more than 25 years.
Then, on June 17, it’s Pride Day at the Deerfield Farmers Market! LGBTQ community groups and businesses will have crafts and information. The Community Relations Commission will distribute rainbow pinwheels that residents are encouraged to display in their lawn as a sign of support of the LGBTQ community.
Residents can also join the Deerfield Public Library for year three of Queer Poem-a-Day, a special podcast series for Pride Month, presented with support from the Deerfield Fine Arts Commission and the Friends of the Deerfield Public Library.
Pride Month @ Deerfield Public Library
Generously supported by the Deerfield Fine Arts Commission and the Friends of the Deerfield Public Library
Register online at https://deerfield.libnet.info/events, or by phone at 847-945-3311
Queer Poem-a-Day: Lineage Edition (Podcast)
Over the month of June, poets will read and discuss both original poems and poems by others that have inspired them.
Access and subscribe at https://www.deerfieldlibrary.org/queerpoemaday.
QPAD Poetry Workshop with Lisa Hiton (Teen/Adult)
Mondays, June 5, 12, 19, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Poet Lisa Hiton will lead a three-session workshop to help poets express their unique identities. No prior poetry writing experience required. The workshop will be held online.
Classics Book Discussion (Teen/Adult)
Gertrude Stein & Margaret Wise Brown
Thursday, June 22, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Family Pride Party
Wednesday, June 7, 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Youth All Ages - Family Friendly
Celebrate Pride month in this family-friendly party filled with crafts, games and colorful fun.
MakerSpace: Pride Notebooks (Vinyl Cutter Basics)
Wednesday, June 7, 5:00-6:00 p.m.
Show your Pride by creating a personalized notebook. Create a cool sticker with our vinyl cutter for the front. We’ll also have paint, crayons and colored pencils for additional decoration ideas. All materials provided.
Thursday, June 22, 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Youth entering Grades 2-4 in Fall 2023
Let’s combine science and history to celebrate all things rainbow! We’ll experiment to find out how rainbows happen, read a book about the first rainbow Pride flag, and make a rainbow craft.
Queer Poem-Day Capstone Lecture
Thursday, June 29, 7:00-8:00 p.m.
The co-directors of Queer Poem-a-Day offer their traditional final lecture wrapping up the month, with a special focus this year on poetic lineage.