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Human Library

1:00 PM – 4:00 PM


Join the conversation at Richmond Public Library's Human Library!  

What is the Human Library?

The Human Library is a non-profit organization that began with its first event in Denmark in 2000. It has established itself as a global learning platform with an initiative to create safe spaces for dialogue between human Books and their readers. The conversations between Books and readers can not only help challenge prejudices and stereotypes but also contribute more broadly to greater cohesion across social, ethnic, and religious divisions.

How does it work?

During a Human Library event, readers will see a variety of available Book titles and will be able to select one to “borrow” for a 30-minute reading slot. Readers and Books will then have a one-on-one conversation where Books will introduce themselves and readers will then have the opportunity to ask questions.

This is a drop-in event, and participants will be invited to borrow Books on a first-come, first served throughout the event until "last call" at 3:30pm. This event is appropriate for a teen, adult, or senior audience.

Photo Procedure: Library staff may take photos and videos to be used for promotional purposes by the library. If you would prefer not to have your picture taken, please speak to a library staff member. Participants of online programs and events are asked to not take screenshots and/or record programs.

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Current Events & History
Life Skills and Personal Growth

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