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June is a Special Time to Celebrate the Diversity of King County

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The month of June is shaping up to be quite busy for the King County Library System, with Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) an important focus.

For the first time, Juneteenth will be honored and celebrated as a national holiday, commemorating the emancipation of African Americans from slavery. KCLS will observe the holiday on Sunday, June 19. A partnership with the City of Tukwila features an in-person Juneteenth celebration the day before, on Saturday, June 18, from 2-4pm. The event, being held in the outdoor plaza next to the Tukwila Library, includes books and resources, plus civic engagement activities for youth.

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KCLS Libraries Closed Memorial Day

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All libraries will be closed on Memorial Day, Monday, May 30. You can still use some services while we're closed. Find out how the holiday will impact services.
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KCLS' All-ages Summer Reading Begins June 1

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Be a part of our online community of readers. Watch the video or visit to learn more. 
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Pride Month Author Events

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Meet the Author: Kyle Lukoff
Celebrate Pride with author Kyle Lukoff! He will talk about his life, writing process and books including Stonewall Award and Newbery Honoree middle grade title, Too Bright to See, and his most recent release, Different Kinds of Fruit. Register here.
Tuesday, June 7, 6:30pm

Author Voices with Da'Shaun Harrison
In honor of Pride Month, join a discussion with Da'Shaun Harrison author of Belly of the Beast: The Politics of Anti-Fatness as Anti-Blackness. Register here.
Thursday, June 23, 7:30pm

Meet the Author: Lev AC Rosen

In honor of Pride Month, join a discussion with Lev Rosen, author of Jack of Hearts and Camp. Register here.
Tuesday, June 28, 4pm

See Pride Month events here
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