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Orillia's library celebrating Pride Month with inclusive events

'We wish to create an environment at the library where everyone feels included,' says library CEO of unique in-person programs planned for June
Auntie Plum will be the special guest at the June 11 Drag Queen Storytime event at the Orillia Public Library. | Supplied photo

June is Pride Month, and the Orillia Public Library will be presenting two special programs for community members of all ages.

“We wish to create an environment at the library that celebrates diversity and where everyone feels included,” said Bessie Sullivan, library CEO. “We are excited to be able to welcome everyone back to the library for in-person programs.”

The library is pleased to offer a Drag Queen Storytime on Saturday, June 11 at 10: 30 a.m., with special guest Auntie Plum. This free, family-oriented literacy program will instill a love of books and reading for children and their families through an imaginative storytelling experience. Registration is not required, but space will be limited and may fill up quickly.

To continue the celebrations, Auntie Plum will transform into Plum Vicious on Saturday, June 11 at 7:30 p.m. for a unique after-hours evening performance. Plum has been performing at venues across Canada for the past 23 years. She is also an Elected Empress of the Imperial Court of Toronto, a social organization that raises funds for charities across North America.

Tickets for this 19+ licensed event are $20 with all proceeds from the event going towards enhancing the library’s LGBTQ2S+ collections. Tickets are available for purchase online or in-person at the library. Photo opportunities with Plum Vicious will be available after the show.

Please call the library at 705-325-2338 or visit its website for more information.



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