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Monday, March 6, 2017
Living books at the Howard County Library
Next Saturday at the Miller Branch from 1-5 pm the Library's Choose Civility program is presenting a program called The Human Library. From their website:
"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.
Howard County Library System’s Human Library will feature a diverse array of Human Books, including:
Immigrants from many different countries Members of the Muslim faith A member of the Sikh faith A person of the Christian faith and survivor of suicide loss People who have been targeted by racism A Parsee person of the Zoroastrian faith A person who is transgender A veteran who has PTSD A person who has an invisible illness A survivor of genocide A person with bipolar 1 disorder
The event runs from 1 to 5 pm. Sign up on a first come, first served basis beginning at 1 pm on Saturday, March 11.
The Human Library is designed to be a welcoming, inclusive, non-partisan space with no political agenda."