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Human Library: Check Out a Human Book

Saturday, April 13, 2019
1:00-4:00 p.m.
Downtown Library, Community Room, 1044 Middlefield Rd

The aim of the Human Library is to foster conversations that can challenge stereotypes and prejudices. During the event, customers will have the opportunity to check out human “books” to read through one-on-one 20-minute conversations. Both reservations and walk-in signups will be available.

Meet the Books

Blind Person
Cancer Survivor
Computer Scientist
Developmentally Disabled
Formerly Homeless
Police Officer
Recovered Addict and Son
Reformed Gang Member

How to Participate

  • Readers may check out up to 3 books per session
  • Reserve a book online here
  • Book checkouts will also be held for day-of walk-ins

Our Partners

The Human Library is in partnership with Civity.

Civity helps community leaders strategically transform their communities to understand and celebrate differences - across race, class, culture, and politics.

Redwood City 2020 is a community collaborative focused on making a collective impact on complex community issues through partnership among government, education, health care providers, and community organizations. Redwood City Together is an initiative of Redwood City 2020 that focuses on fostering empathy and understanding through community dialogues and other activities that help create a more welcoming, inclusive environment in Redwood City and North Fair Oaks.

Human Library was developed in Copenhagen in the spring of 2000 as part of an anti-violence movement. The Human Library is now international, part of a worldwide movement for social change.

More Information

Watch our Human Library Facebook video here.

Contact the program coordinator: Jenny Barnes


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