Sunday, January 06, 2013

Human Library at EPL on January 26

The Canadian National Human Library Day will be taking place this year on January 26. According to the CBC Edmonton Human Library event page,
National Human Library Day is a one-day event hosted by CBC and local libraries across the country, that provides an opportunity for one-on-one conversation between people who may have never meet otherwise in an effort to facilitate understanding and help dispel stereotypes. People from various walks of life, including CBC personalities, will volunteer their time as “living books.” Members of the public will have a chance to “check out” a “book” and ask questions to learn about the person and his, or her, unique or inspiring life.
The Edmonton event will be taking place at the Edmonton Public Library (EPL) Stanley A. Milner branch from 10 AM to 6 PM on Saturday January 26, 2013. At last count, 16 individuals from a variety of backgrounds had volunteered to be living books. However, 2 of the living books are “bestselling” in that they have already been fully reserved due to high demand. Living books may be reserved at the EPL website.

For more information on the Human Library initiative and other Human Libraries across the globe, visit the HUMAN Library website.

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