Check Out a Human Book & Get Inspired
Library hosts popular human library Nov. 5
TORONTO (Tuesday, November 1, 2011) –Toronto Public Library will be hosting the popular Human Library again this year at four branches across the city to give people the opportunity to walk in someone else’s shoes for a few minutes and learn something new.
This year’s Human Library, funded by the Toronto Public Library Foundation, will take place on Saturday, November 5 at Toronto Reference Library, North York Central, Richview and Cedarbrae. The collection of human books includes titles on important and timely subjects such as bullying, living with a chronic illness and surviving cancer, following your dreams and launching your own business, city voices and city champions.
There are books about caring for a dying loved one and the impact of natural disasters. And in honour of Remembrance Day, there are books about the human tragedy of military conflict. Human books in the collection, which is multi-lingual with human books available in seven languages, can be placed on hold with just a library card by calling or coming into one of the host branches. Spots may also be available the day of the event but people are encouraged to place a hold on their favourite book early to avoid disappointment. For more information: www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/humanlibrary
What: Human Library
Date: Saturday, November 5, 2011
Time: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Locations: Toronto Reference Library (789 Yonge St, north of Bloor)
North York Central (5120 Yonge St, by Sheppard)
Richview (1806 Islington Ave, north of Eglinton)
Cedarbrae (545 Markham Road, south of Lawrence)
Browse the collection at each of the branches:
Toronto Public Library is the world's busiest urban public library system. Every year, more than 18 million people visit branches in neighbourhoods across the city and borrow more than 32 million items. As cornerstones of their neighbourhoods, our libraries connect people to each other and to their community, inspiring the spirit of exploration, the joy of reading and the pursuit of knowledge for people of all ages and backgrounds. To learn more, please visit www.torontopubliclibrary.ca or call Answerline at 416-393-7131.
Anne Marie Aikins, Manager, Community Relations, 416-393-7212 firstname.lastname@example.org
Human Books are available for interviews