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The 2015 Human Library
Sun Mar 8
1:30 - 4:30 pm
Register in person or call 780-410-8601

The 2015 Human library: Real people, real stories, real conversations

Everyone has a story to lend.

Our 2015 Human Library collection has been hand-picked to include a group of people with a fascinating range of stories and experiences.

Readers will be able to borrow a person instead of a book, for 45 minutes.

When you borrow from the Human Library, youll be able to listen to your living book tell his or her own story and ask questions.

The Human Library is an international phenomenon designed to promote dialogue and understanding. Chat and connect with someone from a different walk of life.

One living book loan per person.

This year's Human Library "Collection"
Book Title Description Times available
Natalie Guided only by my intuition, I left a promising career in engineering to become a witch and priestess.

1:30, 2:30, 3:30
All times booked - wait list available

Trafficking, theft and deception provided me with a lucrative lifestyle. Learn how I left this criminal scene to become an award-winning citizen. 1:30, 2:30, 3:30
Trevor After serving in Afghanistan, I was diagnosed with PTSD and released from the military. Unable to find work and finding myself in repeating downward spirals I undertook a solo paddling expedition following the old fur trade route from Edmonton to Winnipeg. 1:30, 2:30, 3:30
Learn about my very personal journey as a transgender woman and the happiness that comes with living an authentic life. 1:30, 2:30, 3:30
All times booked - wait list available
Oxanna Im fighting a system that wants to put my developmentally-disabled son into an institution for life. Can we win -- and fulfill his vision of becoming an independent adult? 1:30, 2:30, 3:30
Bonnie I have been fascinated by funerals ever since I was a little girl. It came to no surprise I became a funeral director. I will share what I learned about the difference between the back end and the front end of a funeral home. 1:30, 2:30, 3:30
Anne No one would have predicted an athletic career for me, a farm girl born 80 years ago. Learn how I was awarded YWCA Woman of Distinction, Global News Athlete of the Week in June 2014, and competed in track and field at the 55+ Games in 2014. 1:30, 2:30, 3:30

Choose your book and your time - one book per reader
Register in person or call 780-410-8601

Mosaic of photos from last year's human library event Lending Agreement
  • Readers may reserve and check out 1 Living Book
  • The loan starts when booked (1:30, 2:30 or 3:30). Late starts still end at the originally scheduled end time (2:15, 3:15, 4:15). Maximum loan 45 minutes
  • All readers must present a valid form of identification (driver's license or library card) to borrow
  • Your Living Book will tell their story for the first portion of the loan, then you may ask questions
  • Your title can be renewed, if there are no holds and the Living Book agrees.
  • Living Books reserve the right to end a loan at any time if he or she feels that the reader is behaving in a way that is inappropriate or disrespectful
  • The reader is expected to return the Living Book in the same or better condition as borrowed

This free program is hosted by Strathcona County Library and Strathcona County Family & Community Services.

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