The Winnipeg Public Library, in partnership with CBC Manitoba and the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, will host a Human Library from January 24 – 26, 2013 at the Millennium Library, 251 Donald Street.
Human Libraries are innovative events that promote dialogue and encourage understanding between people who might not normally meet. In a Human Library, people become the books and are borrowed for conversation by the public for up to half an hour in a safe, fun and welcoming environment.
The Human Books come from all backgrounds and ways of life, but have one common experience-they have all experienced discrimination or stereotyping.
The Human Library runs on the second floor, Millennium Library:
Thursday, January 24: 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Friday, January 25: 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, January 26: 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The list of Human Books and schedule is available online.
Borrowing a Human Book is easy! Human Books can be pre-reserved, or drop in to the event. Bring your enthusiasm for conversation and learning. Time slots can fill quickly, so book early.
Pre-reservations are available January 14 – 23 only. There is a limit of two pre-reservations per person.
On-site reservations are January 24 – 26 at the event. Drop in to the second floor event desk and check for Book availability.
For all the details on borrowing a Human Book and how to make a reservation, visit the Winnipeg Public Library Human Book webpage.