Human library set for Jan. 30
Confederation Centre Public Library will host a human library on Jan. 30, 2-4 p.m.
Readers may sign up, starting at 10 a.m.
Human libraries are a chance to talk to people one-on-one about their experiences. These innovative events promote dialogue and encourage understanding between people who may not normally meet.
Since the first human library launched in Denmark in 2000, events have been held across Canada and around the world.
Borrowing from the human library is free; the goal is to encourage conversations within the community.
“We will have ‘books’ representing unique and unusual occupations and perspectives,” says a release. “When you borrow from the human library, you’ll be able to listen to your living book tell his or her own story. Books include a Muslim, an astronomer, a funeral director and a newcomer to Canada, among others. You will not need your library card to borrow a book.”
There is no storm date planned if the library is closed due to inclement weather.