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Librarian in Residence: “Check out” a human book this Saturday at the OPL

By Jessica Green on January 22, 2014


This Saturday marks the third year for the Human Library event being held at the Ottawa Public Library in partnership with CBC Ottawa. Designed for an adult audience, the Human Library will be taking place in the adult areas of the participating branches: Greenboro, Orléans, Main, Carling and Carp. Launched in Denmark in 2000, the Human Library was a way to focus on anti-violence, encourage dialogue and build relations.

Readers can meet over 40 different Human Books at the events, including some of the bestsellers from past years with very interesting new editions. Examples of the new titles that are on the shelf are a person living with mental illness, a female rabbi, a foster parent and an Urban Inuk. Participants sign up to have on-one-one conversations with the Books as an opportunity to learn about their diverse experiences. This has been a very popular event, so arrive early! For more information, please visit this page on the OPL website.

Human Library at the Ottawa Public Library:

Real people. Real conversations.

Saturday, January 25, 2014, from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Registration starts at 10:45 a.m.