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Información en español 

Check Out a Human Book

PLEASE NOTE: Human Libary is POSTPONED. Go here for more information.

Saturday, March 7, 2020
1:00-4:00 p.m.
Redwood Shores Branch Library, 399 Marine Parkway

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 are available.

Books that speak Spanish are indicated with (habla español) after their title.

Meet the Books

This Human Library will feature stories of women in celebration of Women's History Month!

Firefighter
Former Mayor
Homeless Advocate and Former Addict
Human Trafficking Advocate
Immigrant (habla español)
Iranian-American
Muslim
Pastor
Police Chief

How to Participate

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

Our Partners

Civity collaborated on the design and implementation of the library's first two Human Library trainings and events. Civity helps community leaders strategically transform their communities to understand and celebrate differences - across race, class, culture, and politics.

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.

News and Press

Watch our Human Library Facebook video here.

Contact the program coordinator: Jenny Barnes

A Meet Your Neighbors event

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Información en español

Tome Prestado un Libro Humano

Sábado, 07 de Marzo 2020
1:00 p.m. a 4:00 p.m.
Redwood Shores Branch Library, 399 Marine Parkway

El objetivo de Human Library es fomentar conversaciones que puedan desafiar los estereotipos Y prejuicios. Durante este evento, los clientes tendrán la oportunidad de sacar los "libros humanos” para leerlos a través de conversaciones individuales que duran 20 minutos.

Conoce los libros

Bombera
Ex alcalde
Antes sin hogar
Defensora del tratado de personas
Inmigrante (habla español)
Iraní
Musulmán
Jefa de policia
Ministra queer
Transgénero persona

Como participar

 • Los lectores pueden sacar hasta 3 libros por sesión

Reserve un libro

 •Se podrá obtener libros también durante el día de visitas sin cita previa

Nuestros compañeros

Civity  colaboró en el diseño e implementación de los primeros dos entrenamientos y eventos de la Biblioteca Humana. Civity ayuda a los líderes de la comunidad a transformar estratégicamente sus comunidades para comprender y celebrar las diferencias, a través de la raza, la clase, la cultura y la política.

Human Library se desarrolló en Copenhague en la primavera del 2000 como parte de un movimiento contra la violencia. La Biblioteca Humana es ahora internacional, parte de un movimiento mundial para el cambio social.

Noticias y Prensa

Library eNews mid-April: WhQue es una Biblioteca Humana? Qué en el mundo es una biblioteca humana?

- The Daily Journal: El programa de la biblioteca apunta a unir, romper barreras, 10 de julio de 2018
- Mercury News: Library Takes a Novel Approach to Breaking Stereotypes, June 4, 2018
- Biblioteca adopta un enfoque novedoso para romper estereotipos, 4 de junio de 2018
- Scot Scoop: The Human Library is Coming to Redwood City, May 29, 2018
- La Biblioteca Humana llegará a Redwood City, 29 de mayo de 2018

Póngase en contacto con la coordinadora del programa: Jenny Barnes

Un evento de Meet Your Neighbors

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