Human Library

Friday 08 October 2021, noon - 2pm

The Big Dome


This event is part of the Do Something Different Confidence Building Series.

Come to the Big Dome any time between 12-2pm!

The Human Library offers broad selection of books to provided reader with ample choice to challenge their stereotypes and prejudices. You (the reader) can borrow a book (a person) by their book title (a label such as ADHD, Alcoholic, Autism/ASD, Bipolar, and many others). Your book with introduce themselves and give a 5-10 minute background about their life, then you and your book can talk and you are free to ask any questions you like.

The Human Library is designed to build a positive framework for conversations that can challenge stereotypes and prejudices through dialogue. The Human Library is a place where real people are on loan to readers. A place where difficult questions are expected, appreciated and answered. The Human Library is a danish idea from 2000 and is now available in more than 80 countries. 

A book is a person that volunteers to represent a stigmatized group in the community and based on their personal experiences can answer questions from you, the readers, to help challenge what is being said/told/understood about a given topic. To help shed light on the facts as you know them. Books are not political or on a mission, but rather able to surrender to the agenda of the reader and allow them control of the conversation.