An exciting new programme: the Human Library Project.
Coming up on Saturday, November 6. 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.:
This year, TPL is piloting an intriguing new concept in library programmes: It's called the "Human Library Project", and provides an opportunity for TPL users to “sign out human books": to have one-on-one conversations with individuals, from all walks of life, who have strong personal stories to tell, or unusual experiences to share.
Browse through the main page for the programme at http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/human-library/ , or check out the page for Lillian H. Smith’s books: http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/human-library/lillian-smith/
Here’s what others are saying about the programme:
The Toronto Star had a recent article on TPL's programme: http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/article/859037--library-to-make-books-come-alive
Toronto News 24 had a story: http://www.torontonews24.com/toronto-community-news/1079-torontos-first-human-library-event
And CBC’s Fresh Air also had a clip: http://www.cbc.ca/freshair/
A programme of this type first originated in Copenhagen, and has since been tried at other libraries around the world. The website http://humanlibrary.org/ explains the concept, and has links to other libraries / organizations that have established Human Libraries / Living Libraries.
Phone us at 416-393-7746, or come down in person to reserve or check out a “human book”!