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May 13, 2023

Beardmobile: CHECK IT OUT!!! Free Library Tour

Logan Library Edition

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Hosted by Sam Rise

Directed by MK Tuomanen

Co-created: Sam Rise, MK Tuomanen, and ILL DOOTS with John Jarboe

Partner Organizations: Free Library of Philadelphia, ILL DOOTS

The Beardmobile gets into her finest book-lover drag for a family-friendly show about libraries and the people who make them so wonderful. CHECK IT OUT!!!! celebrates Philly’s free libraries as places of freedom for all families with especial love to families who are queer, questioning, and learning who they are. Filled with songs, books (banned and not), drag, glitter, joy, and community, CHECK IT OUT!!! is hosted by former librarian and current rock star Sam Rise and features hip-hop collective ILL DOOTS and cabaret dream Lili St Queer. For bookworms of all ages, orientations, genders, and genres, this hour-long outdoor performance tours to library branches around Philadelphia this spring.

Stick around for kid-friendly activities.

Date: Saturday, May 13, 2023 at 12pm |If it rains, the show will move indoors and space may be limited.

Location: Performance at Logan Library

The Beards in partnership with the Free Library have developed a security plan that reduces the need for a police presence.

FREE: just like the library, everyone is welcome, just show up!



May 13, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Logan Library
1333 Wagner Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19141 United States
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Free Library-Logan Branch
(215) 685-9156
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