On Thursday, October 29 at noon, The Human Library will welcome all members of our community interested in connecting with a “human book.” Community members who volunteer as “human books” will make their experiences available to “readers,” usually on issues that can be difficult to discuss, at this virtual session coordinated by the Skyline College Library.

What do Human Books talk about? Books are free to choose anything about themselves that makes their story unique that they’re ready to share about with their readers.

Would you like to be a Human Book on October 29? Please fill out an interest form: http://bit.ly/BeaHumanBook.

Want to read up on past books in the Human Library? Visit: bit.ly/HLBookArchive

How does this event work? The Human Library is a place where real people go on loan to readers, who are other members of our Skyline community. While campus remains closed, this event takes place virtually.

Books are encouraged to meet with multiple readers, usually one at a time, over the course of a two-hour session. Books make their experiences available through one-on-one discussions, while readers ask questions freely and get honest answers in return.

Want to know more about The Human Library?

The Human Library Project is a worldwide movement that began in Denmark to help create dialog and foster understanding among people of different backgrounds and experiences. Human libraries remind us: There is much more that unites us than divides us.

The Human Library at Skyline College is supported by the President’s Innovation Fund (PIF). You can learn more here: https://guides.skylinecollege.edu/TheHumanLibrary

Questions? Please contact Pia Walawalkar at walawalkars@smccd.edu

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