Human Library: Don’t Judge a Book by Its Cover

Event Details

  • Date:
  • Venue: HCLS Miller Branch
  • Address:
      9421 Frederick Rd
      Ellicott City, Maryland 21042
  • Venue: HCLS Miller Branch

The Human LibraryScreen Shot 2017-03-08 at 2.56.11 PMis an international initiative designed to build a positive framework for conversations that can challenge stereotypes and prejudices through dialogue. It’s a place where real people are on loan to readers, and a place where difficult questions are expected, appreciated, and answered. As in a traditional library, visitors to the Human Library can choose Books from a range of titles. But at the Human Library, Books are people, and the reading is a conversation! Read a Living Book and learn about a different culture or community through questions and conversations.

Howard County Library System’s Human Library will feature a diverse array of Human Books, including:

    • Immigrants from many different countries
    • Members of the Muslim faith
    • A member of the Sikh faith
    • A person of the Christian faith and survivor of suicide loss
    • People who have been targeted by racism
    • A Parsee person of the Zoroastrian faith
    • A person who is transgender
    • A veteran who has PTSD
    • A person who has an invisible illness
    • A survivor of genocide
    • A person with bipolar 1 disorder

The event runs from 1 to 5 pm. Sign up on a first come, first served basis beginning at 1 pm on Saturday, March 11.

The Human Library is designed to be a welcoming, inclusive, non-partisan space with no political agenda.

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Presented in partnership with the Howard County Office of Human Rights and #OneHoward.