Sunday, June 01, 2008

Bisbee Library, Pride Group Partner on Programs

BISBEE, AZ – The Copper Queen Library, in conjunction with June’s GLBT Month and in cooperation with Bisbee Pride’s Pride Weekend celebration (June 13-15), will exhibit two panels from the AIDS Quilt from June 8 – June 22 and will host a special series of theme-related documentaries, feature films, and events throughout the month.

For the first time ever, panels from the AIDS Memorial Quilt, known as “The Names Project,” will be on display in Cochise County for two weeks in June. The quilt will be displayed in eight “Old World Charm” buildings in Bisbee (including the Copper Queen Library), and each building’s panels will be featured as part of an educational walk.

Other educational events hosted by the library will include one presentation by the Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation on “HIV 101” on June 10 at 7pm, and two presentations by Tucson’s Wingspan group on “GLBT Domestic Violence.” The first Wingspan program is scheduled for June 14 at 1pm, with a repeat presentation set for June 18 at 7pm.

The “Monday Night ‘Did You Know…?’ Documentary Film Series” line-up includes Common Threads: Stories From the Quilt (June 2), The Celluloid Closet (June 9), Before Stonewall (June 16), Out of the Past (June 23), and For the Bible Tells Me So (June 30). All documentaries will screen at 5:30pm in the Library Meeting Room.

The Saturday Matinee playlist includes Transamerica (June 7), The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (June 14), Muriel’s Wedding (June 21), and Ma Vie en Rose (June 28). Matinees begin at noon in the Library Meeting Room.

These programs are co-sponsored by the City of Bisbee, the Friends of the Copper Queen Library, and Bisbee Pride. All programs are free and open to the public.

For additional information, contact the library at 432-4232.