Explore one of the city’s most vibrant queer spaces in the heart of Lavender Heights.

Where can you go for a vibrant collection of LGBTQ+ books, archival materials, queer book clubs, support groups, and so much more?

Look no further than the Lavender Library, Archives, and Cultural Exchange (LLACE), a place where queer people can share space, stories, encouragement, and much more. This unique library is more than just a collection of books—it's a vital community center for Sacramento's LGBTQ+ community.

A 25th Anniversary celebration with cake, balloons, and smiling friends

And with a trove of recurring events, residents and travelers alike can stop by the library to connect in a place that exemplifies Sacramento’s shining spirit of inclusivity.

Book Clubs

Banned Books: Second Monday of every month, 7 p.m.

Eclectic Trash: First and third Thursday of every month, 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Dive into captivating stories and engage in lively discussions with one of the library's book clubs. Whether you're drawn to historical fiction, young adult novels, or books that are often challenged or censored, there's a group for you to connect with fellow bibliophiles and share your love of reading.


Queer Crafternoon

First and third Sunday of every month, 1-3 p.m.

Calling all crafters! Unleash your inner artist and explore different forms of creative expression at this fun and inclusive space for all ages and skill levels. No experience necessary: just bring your imagination and enjoy the company of fellow crafters while celebrating your queer identity. You’re always sure to leave with a brand-new artistic creation and new friends.

A reception area with colorful murals and friendly greeters

Queer Writers Salon

Fourth Monday of every month, 6-8 p.m.

Connect with fellow LGBTQ+ writers and share your work in a supportive environment that provides a platform for creatives of all levels. Give and receive constructive feedback, discuss writing challenges, and participate in discussions on craft and inspiration that will help you achieve your writing goals. This salon will help both seasoned writers and dabblers refine their work and celebrate the creative journey.


LLACE Game Day

Second Sunday of every month, 12 p.m.

Gather your friends, meet new ones, and engage in a little friendly competition at this monthly event for queer gamers. Whether you're a tabletop RPG enthusiast or a card aficionado, this queer-friendly space offers a chance to unwind, share laughs, and bond with fellow game enthusiasts.

People browsing bookshelves at the Lavender Library

Queer Magic Monday

Third Monday of every month, 7 p.m.

Delve into the world of divination at this monthly discussion group on oracle and tarot cards. Learn about the history and practice of these divination tools, share your own experiences, and explore their potential for personal growth and self-discovery. Plus, connect with others who share your interest in the mystical and the unknown.


If you’re interested in these events, stop by the Lavender Library on your next trip to Sacramento! They even host gatherings like Gender Quark for nonbinary, trans, and genderqueer people, so be sure to check the calendar for programs that align with your interests and identity.