Human Library: Check Out a Human Book
Saturday, April 13, 2019
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
|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
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.
Watch our Human Library Facebook video here.
- Library eNews mid-April 2018: What in the World is a Human Library
- The Daily Journal: Library Program Aims to Unite, Break Barriers, July 10, 2018
- Mercury News: Library Takes a Novel Approach to Breaking Stereotypes, June 4, 2018
- Scot Scoop: The Human Library is Coming to Redwood City, May 29, 2018
- Civity: Seeing Beyond the Title: Supporting Civity Conversations at the Human Library, December 9, 2018
Contact the program coordinator: Jenny Barnes
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