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Fierce, fabulous, fun: Drag Queen Storytime set Oct. 21 at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

| Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, 11:09 a.m.
The next Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s Drag Queen Storytime is Oct. 21. The library says the story hour promotes respect, diversity, kindness, caring and dignity through books and other literacy activities such as songs and rhymes. Pictured during a recent storytime is Caitie Morphew, children's specialist at CLP - Allegheny, and Miss Akasha Van-Cartier, volunteer performer.
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
The next Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s Drag Queen Storytime is Oct. 21. The library says the story hour promotes respect, diversity, kindness, caring and dignity through books and other literacy activities such as songs and rhymes. Pictured during a recent storytime is Caitie Morphew, children's specialist at CLP - Allegheny, and Miss Akasha Van-Cartier, volunteer performer.

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's Drag Queen Storytime is a series of family-friendly inclusive programs that provide a unique celebration of gender expression, self-confidence and early literacy, according to a release from the library.

Miss Akasha L Van-Cartier, a volunteer performer, and Caitie Morphew, a children's specialist at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Allegheny, will present a story hour that promotes respect, diversity, kindness, caring and dignity through books and other literacy activities such as songs and rhymes. The next storytime is Oct. 21.

Designed for children through fifth grade, the program was developed in response to area families who are looking for a storytime for their children that broadens perspectives, challenges gender stereotypes, embraces personal expression, self-acceptance and self-confidence, the release states,

Drag Queen Story Hour was created in 2014 by Michelle Tea and RADAR Productions in San Francisco, as a way to bring children, families and drag queens together for a playful hour of celebration and fun. Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh joins other libraries around the country, including those in New York City, San Francisco and Los Angeles, offering Drag Queen Story Hour.

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