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The 2014 Human Library
Fri Jun 27
4:00 - 8:00 pm
Register in person or call 780-410-8601

Banner: The 2014 Human Library. Real people, real stories, real conversations

Everyone has a story to lend.

On June 27, Strathcona County Library will host our third Human Library event. Readers will be able to borrow a person instead of a book, for 45 minutes.

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

Over a cup of coffee in the Library, listen to your book’s fascinating story and ask them 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.

This year's Human Library "Collection"
Book Title Description Times available

Art or Crime?

Charged with numerous counts of vandalism, this graffiti artist will give you his take on a tricky debate.

4:00, 5:00, 6:00 or 7:00

Double the Trouble and Double the Joy

The complicated - but joyful - lives of same-sex parents raising twin toddlers in a conservative community.

4:00, 5:00, 6:00 or 7:00

Gamechanger This avid board gamer has taken his hobby to the streets - and turned it into a thriving business. 4:00 or 5:00 only
Hockey That Heals: The World's Longest Hockey Game In an ongoing tribute to his wife and father, this man organizes a unique annual fundraiser to support cancer research. 4:00, 5:00, 6:00 or 7:00
An Insider's Guide to the World of a Brony Meet a "Brony" - an adult male fan of the show "My Little Pony" - and prepare to re-think some stereotypes. 6:00 or 7:00 only

Trading Families: How I Left Gang Life and Became an Urban Dad

How do you go from gang member to dad?


Writing Her Place

As a foster child from a third world country, this poet shares her journey to success.

4:00, 5:00, 6:00 or 7:00

Choose your book and your time - one book per reader
Register in person or call 780-410-8601 beginning Jun 7

Mosaic of photos from last year's human library eventLending Agreement
  • Readers may reserve and check out 1 Living Book
  • The loan starts ON THE HOUR and lasts for maximum 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, than you may ask questions
  • You will be notified 5 minutes before your loan time expires
  • Your title can be renewed, if there are no holds and the Living Book agrees. 45 minutes max.
  • 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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