Quatrefoil Library

Quatrefoil is a nonprofit, volunteer-run LGBTQ+ library and community center. Donations always appreciated.

Quatrefoil Library is a community center that cultivates the free exchange of ideas and makes accessible LGBTQ+ materials for education and inspiration.

Operating as usual

SOLA: Introduction 01/03/2024

SAGE is seeking LGBTQ+ people aged 50 and older to fill out their survey. The results will help identify the kinds of healthcare and related services that may be important for LGBTQ+ older people from diverse backgrounds.

SOLA: Introduction This research study focuses on learning more about LGBTQ+ people aged 50 and older across the country, including their experiences, needs, and resiliencies as they get older. The information you provide about your experiences will help us to identify what kinds of healthcare and related services may...

12/18/2023
12/14/2023

Join us for Q***r Threads! Q***r Threads is a weekly intergenerational craft night for LGBTQ people of all genders where people knit, crochet, embroider, mend, quilt, and any other portable crafts you may want to bring. Q***r Threads is a great place to find community and camaraderie with other LGBTQ crafters and is open to all ages and genders. Kids are welcome, but childcare is not provided.
Please note, Q***r Threads is a masked event. Please contact the organizer, India (she/her) about any accessibility needs or concerns. [email protected]
Help cultivate a welcoming group: crafting is for all gender identities and types of gender expression; ask for (rather than assume) pronouns; all types of yarn and materials, experience levels, and portable craft projects are welcome.

11/30/2023

Join us for Q***r Threads! Q***r Threads is a weekly intergenerational craft night for LGBTQ people of all genders where people knit, crochet, embroider, mend, quilt, and any other portable crafts you may want to bring. Q***r Threads is a great place to find community and camaraderie with other LGBTQ crafters and is open to all ages and genders. Kids are welcome, but childcare is not provided.

Please note, Q***r Threads is a masked event. Please contact the organizer, India (she/her) about any accessibility needs or concerns. [email protected]

Help cultivate a welcoming group: crafting is for all gender identities and types of gender expression; ask for (rather than assume) pronouns; all types of yarn and materials, experience levels, and portable craft projects are welcome.

11/25/2023

Join us next Saturday for our final event in our Autumn Event Series: Our Lives, Our Books: A Short History of LGBTQ+ Publishing. We hope to see you there!

Thankful for Quatrefoil and our community! 11/23/2023

We are thankful for our community -- and for the outpouring of generosity on Give to the Max day.

Read our full message of thanks, including links to our new Letterboxd account and our summer Quatrefolio newsletter.

Thankful for Quatrefoil and our community! I am grateful to be involved with Quatrefoil Library because of the people involved who gather to discuss LGBTQ+ literature, catch-up about the latest movies and series with q***r representation, and simply share space.

11/16/2023

No fluff, just facts: it's Give to the Max Day – time to make a real difference! Your support will directly power access to critical LGBTQ+ books across the nation. And today, your gift will be matched, dollar for dollar, up to $1,000, thanks to the generosity of our Board of Directors!

Visit https://linktr.ee/qlibrary to give today, and to learn more about free membership!

11/09/2023

Unfortunately our November 18th event, Following My Spirit Home, has been cancelled. We hope to reschedule this event for spring of 2024, we will let you all know when we have a new event date and time.

We hope that you will consider attending our next and final event in our Autumn series, Our Lives, Our Books: A Short History of LGBTQ+ Publishing, on Saturday, December 2nd from 2 - 4pm.

Thank you for your continued support and we hope to see you at the library in the future!

11/04/2023

New Event on Saturday, November 18th at 2 pm at the Library! A trip to Alaska and an epiphany at Mendenhall Glacier led artist Sam Zimmerman / Zhaawanoogiizhik to return home to family and his Ojibwe culture, a journey captured in paintings and stories.

Join us for a reading by the authoer of Following My Spirit Home, which features more than 80 vibrant and colorful images accompanied by stories, mostly based on tales Zimmerman's grandfather told him or from his own experiences in nature along the north shore of Lake Superior. The stories are presented in both English and Ojibwemowin with the goal of advancing language revitalization. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/following-my-spirit-home-tickets-719922907797?utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&utm-medium=discovery&utm-term=listing&utm-source=cp&aff=ebdsshcopyurl

10/18/2023

REMINDER: We have an exciting event happening THIS SATURDAY! Join us for a reading of TRANSPOETHICALBODY with the author, Tiely, who is visiting us all the way from Brazil. This event is for folks ages 18+ and is sure to be a wonderful time and immersive experience of multilingual poetry read by the author, the publisher at Amefrica Press, and local poet TaneshaNicole. Join us for an unforgettable event this Saturday at the library from 3:45pm to 5:00pm.

Photos from The L Spot's post 10/13/2023
10/12/2023

Happy National Coming Out Day 🏳️‍🌈

At Peace Coffee, we believe that everyone has a place and deserves to be celebrated ❤️

We proudly support LGBTQIA organizations like Open Arms of Minnesota, Family Tree Clinic, and Quatrefoil Library whose work is vital and affirming, so that when someone chooses to come out they can find the support they need.

Whether you’ve been out for many years, this is your first National Coming Out Day, you’re still figuring out your identity, or you’re waiting for the right time: we celebrate you! 🥰

10/07/2023

New Event Saturday, October 21st, 4pm at the Library! "TRANSPOETHICALBODY: A Sensory Invitation." This remarkable event offers an immersive experience where literature, translation, and LGBTQ+ issues converge. Prepare to embark on a captivating journey as you connect with the esteemed author and publisher, delve into the intricacies of translation politics, and indulge in a mesmerizing recitation of tantalizing poetry in both English and Portuguese.

TRANSPOETHICALBODY: A Sensory Invitation beckons you to an evening of intellectual stimulation, cultural exploration, and a celebration of diverse voices. Join us on this unforgettable odyssey that will ignite your senses and provoke profound contemplation. This event is for ages 18+ only. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/transpoethicalbody-a-sensory-invitation-tickets-719920119457?utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&utm-medium=discovery&utm-term=listing&utm-source=cp&aff=ebdsshcopyurl

Photos from Quatrefoil Library's post 09/23/2023

Happy ! Check out the display our volunteers put together!

08/23/2023

If you imagine Quatrefoil Library in five or ten years, what do you see?

Help shape our vision by filling out this short survey. You can also stop in this Saturday (8/26) from 11-1 to discuss at our monthly board office hours.

https://rj8laxnkgri.typeform.com/to/k0eHhqvp

08/08/2023

Based on the best-selling novel by Casey McQuiston, RED, WHITE & ROYAL BLUE is coming to Prime Video on August 11th. We’ve been invited to an advanced screening on Wednesday, August 9th at the Showplace ICON at The West End. Tickets are limited so get yours today at the link below!

https://amazonscreenings.com/RWRBquatrefoil

07/26/2023

Bisexual Organizing Project-BOP is hosting another game night at Quatrefoil Library on Thursday.
"Bi+ friends, come meet us for an awesome board game night in Quatrefoil Library on Thursday, July 27! We will bring a few games to choose from, and feel free to bring some of your favorite games to share!
Food is welcome in this space, and we will bring snacks.
Also, feel free to just come and hang out and chat, knit, etc. We hope to see you there!
There is free parking in the back of the building, and the 21 bus also runs by the library"
https://www.facebook.com/events/1456977815071488?active_tab=about

07/22/2023

We’re so excited to be partnering with Spirit Garage for an evening of storytelling celebrating the experiences of transgender and gender-expansive Christians! From childhood in the church to theological discovery as an adult; from experiences of rejection to celebrations of unconditional love—come find out how our gender-expansive siblings are embodying a life-giving faith that can be transformative for everyone. Tickets to this event include hors d'oeuvres and access to the silent auction which will be running throughout the evening, with all proceeds going to TMC. This is a hybrid event, held in person at Spirit Garage in Minneapolis, MN, and with online attendance available via livestream. Subsidized tickets are available for students and for transgender and gender-expansive attendees. Find out more about our storytellers and ticket options here: bit.ly/3Xq8y5G

Finding Connection through Q***r Literature | The Loft Literary Center 07/18/2023

Check out this upcoming youth course at The Loft Literary Center: Finding Connection through Q***r Literature

Finding Connection through Q***r Literature | The Loft Literary Center How is q***rness represented in the written word? How can we write q***r characters and stories? In this reading and writing class, we will explore how q***r literature has been written and received and how we can write complex, interesting, and strong q***r works.

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