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Winchester Reads

Winchester Reads is a community-wide reading event sponsored by the John and Mary Murphy Educational Foundation and coordinated by community members and library staff.


The 2019 book is Tomorrow Will Be Different: Love, Loss, and the Fight for Trans Equality by Sarah McBride.

A timely and captivating memoir about gender identity set against the backdrop of the transgender equality movement, by a leading activist and the National Press Secretary for the Human Rights Campaign, the nation's largest LGBTQ civil rights organization.


On the Front Lines of LGBTQ Equality with author Sarah McBride
Monday, September 30
Winchester High School
6:00 PM reception
7:00 PM lecture followed by book signing
One of the most prominent advocacy voices fighting for LGBTQ equality, Sarah McBride will discuss current events and the path forward in this pressing national debate.

Ask Us Anything with SpeakOUT Boston 
Wednesday, October 9 at 7:00 PM
Winchester Public Library
Speakers will share a story from their own life that touches on how they’ve grown to understand, accept, and take pride in their gender identities. Audience questions are encouraged: Ask Us Anything!

Revolutionary with author Alex Myers 
Wednesday, October 16 at 7:00 PM
Winchester Public Library
Author Alex Myers will talk about gender identity and his life as a transgender person, weaving his personal journey in with the story of his ancestor, Deborah Sampson who disguised herself as a man and fought in the Revolutionary War. Alex wrote about Deborah in his debut novel, Revolutionary, and will explain to the audience about the historical perspective on gender identity and how the understanding of gender in America has changed.

Film Screening: Suited 
Wednesday, October 23 at 7:00 PM
Winchester Public Library
This uplifting documentary tells the story of a Brooklyn tailoring company that helps members of the LGBTQ community look the way they feel.

Film Screening: A Fantastic Woman 
Monday, November 4 at 6:30 PM
Winchester Public Library
A Chilean drama about a transgender woman coping with the death of her boyfriend which won an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film.


  • Monday, September 16, 7:00 PM at the Winchester Public Library
  • Wednesday, September 25, 11:00 AM at the Jenks
  • Thursday, September 26, 7:30 PM at the Winchester Public Library
  • Tuesday, October 8, 7:30 PM at the Winchester Public Library

If you are interested in learning more, please contact us at 781-721-7171 ext. 318.