Human Library

Event Details

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

The Human Library™ is 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.

This year’s titles include:

  • Person who is an Immigrant
  • Member of Jewish Faith Community
  • Veteran with PTSD
  • Single Parent/Survivor of Suicide Loss
  • Parent of Child with Autism
  • Member of the Muslim Faith Community
  • Person raised by parent with mental illness
  • Person with Invisible Illness
  • Member of the Hindu Faith Community
  • Success and Life After Incarceration
  • Member of the Mormon Faith Community
  • Woman of Color, Member of the LGBTQ community
  • Person from the Blind Community

The Human Library is designed to be a welcoming, inclusive, non-partisan space with no political agenda. Questions? Send an email to [email protected] or call Allison Jessing, HCLS Events and Seminars Manager, at 410.313.7750.

The Human Library at Howard County Library System
Saturday, March 17, 2018
1 – 5 pm

Sponsored by #OneHoward and Friends and Foundation of HCLS.