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June 27, 2023

Beardmobile: CHECK IT OUT!!! Free Library Tour

Stenton Museum 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 in back of the museum under the big tent! Make your own photo booth prop, take a picture in our Pride-themed photo booth, head over to our color station, or sit in on Garden Storytime! Tours of the Stenton Museum will be available to all who are interested!

Date: Tuesday, June 27, 2023 at 1 PM | Rain plan: Same date, place & time under the big tent!

Location: Stenton Museum

This event was made possible thanks to our friends at the Logan Library branch!

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!



June 27, 2023
1:00 pm
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Stenton Museum
4601 N 18th St
Philadelphia, PA 19140 United States
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Free Library-Stenton Museum
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