Human Library - Long Beach

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Human Library - Long Beach, CA

If a picture can be worth a thousand words, then a real-life encounter can be a priceless novel.

Hosted and organized by the Long Beach Public Library, Catalyst Network of Communities, Long Beach Free School, Long Beach Time Exchange, and Eayikes, the Human Library event was held on Saturday, May 31, 2014 at the Long Beach Main Public Library. We featured a collection of 17 “human books” that could be checked out by attendees for 15-20 minute intervals. Human books are people who share unique and interesting aspects of their lives like an open book so that “readers” can gain a better understanding of the person’s life experiences.

What if we started to think of our neighborhoods like Human Libraries? Every person is a human book; every person can share their lives like an open book so that we all can learn and grow from each other! We just need to be intentional about sitting down with each other to connect.

What would the title of your Human Book be?


Our Collection of Human Books for May 31, 2014

To read descriptions for each of the books check out our blog tags for #humanlibrary.