Hu­man li­brary set for Jan. 30

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - COMMUNITY/ENTERTAINMENT -

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.

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