Human Library Day

People from various walks of life, will volunteer their time as “books.” Members of the public will have a chance to “check out” a “book” and ask questions to learn about the person and their extraordinary life.
 
The Human Library is a concept birthed in Denmark in 2000 and is now organised all over the world. In a Human Library, real people are on loan to readers, giving readers the opportunity to listen to their stories first-hand.

Human Library Day is hosted by local libraries and media and cultural centres across the country, in an effort to help dispel myths and stereotypes, by creating an opportunity for one-on-one conversations between people who may never have met otherwise. The hope is to break down social barriers by providing a safe platform for individuals to challenge the stereotypes and prejudices that they may have.
 
If you would like to be part of our Human Library, as a Human Book, or know anyone who would be interested, in participating, please contact Paula Benson at pbenson@okotokslibrary.ca 403-938-2220.

Event Date: 
2020 Oct 24 - 11:00am - 3:00pm