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Drag Queen Story Hour with The Conjure Shop

Adding a little pizzazz and sparkle to afternoon's favorite past time...STORY TIME!

Drag Queen Story Time, the children's storytelling event that has been sweeping the nation! The event is brought to you In partnership with the Conjure Shop.

Readings of your favorite (and maybe some new) stories by: TBA

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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. Since then, Drag Queen Story Hours have popped up in Brooklyn, Ottowa and Chicago, with other cities in the works.

Drag Queen Story Hour is just what it sounds like: local drag queens reading stories to children. Created by Michelle Tea and RADAR Productions in San Francisco, DQSH now happens in SF, LA, New York, and beyond!

Drag Queen Story Hour captures the imagination and play of the gender fluidity in childhood and gives kids glamorous, positive, and unabashedly queer role models. In spaces like this, kids are able to see people who defy rigid gender restrictions and imagine a world where people can present as they wish, and where dress-up is real.

Here’s what one librarian had to say about the program:

"Drag Queen Story Hour is a wonderful program that helps to bring acceptance of diversity to our communities. At the most recent DQSH at The Eureka Valley/Harvey Milk Memorial Branch Library, the presenter, Black Benatar, read 'My Princess Boy,' by Cheryl Kilodavis. When she finished reading, she asked the children (about 40 of them), “If you met a Princess Boy, would you make fun of him?" and all the children said, "No!" Then she asked them if they would ask him to play with them, and they all said, "Yes!" I had tears in my eyes, it was so beautiful and moving. This program is more important than ever."
— Barbara Warden
Children's Librarian
San Francisco Public Library

Location The Conjure Shop 809 south 75th street, Omaha, Nebraska 68114