Community Reads for Inquiring Minds

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Community Reads for Inquiring Minds

The latest program in our ongoing Community Reads for Inquiring Minds book discussion series.

By Galena Public Library District

When and where

Date and time

Tuesday, June 13 · 6 - 7pm CDT


Galena Public Library 601 South Bench Street Galena, IL 61036

About this event

  • 1 hour
  • Mobile eTicket

The graphic novel Gender Queer by Maia Kobabe has been the number one challenged book of 2022 and 2021. Kobabe has defended eir book, noting how beneficial it would have been for em at a younger age. The memoir continues to spark controversy. We shall have a mediated community discussion about the book itself, Kobabe's defense of it, and the bans of it.

This is a hybrid program. Please choose In-person or Virtual attendance when registering.

K is a hospice chaplain and textile artist. They have facilitated workshops for church groups that want to be more LGBTQIA2 inclusive but didn't know where to start, and they were on the diversity committee for the Embroiderers Guild of America. In undergrad they interned at the Milwaukee Gay Arts Center and The Alliance School, an alternative high school for LGBTQIA2 kids who had been bullied out of their regular school. In 2022 they gave two presentations at the Galena Public Library on the Alphabet Mafia and Non-binary Etiquette.

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About the organizer

The Galena Public Library strives to inspire lifelong learning, cultivate knowledge, and provide cultural and recreational opportunities in order to strengthen our community.