Human Library returns
Six “books” will be featured as the Kanloops Human Libary project returns this fall.
The first event is on Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Smorgasbord Deli, 225 Seventh Ave.
The setup involves volunteers with interesting life stories who talk with people about their lives.
Featured will be:
• Marg Archibald, who ran her own advertising agency before moving to Kamloops.
She has biked around the world and published books about her travels.
• Thompson Rivers University Ebglish professor and NDP candidate Tom Friedman comes to the event with a willingness to put aside politics and give people a glimpse of other facets of his life.
• Rick Turner has had a high profile in the community due to his involvement with the Kamloops-Thompson Teachers’ Association.
Now retired, he is active with the Kamloops Health Coalition and is president of the Kamloops-North Thompson NDP.
• After a career as a behaviour specialist with the Kamloops school district, Jim Fornelli taught for several years at TRU.
These days he can often be seen around the city delighting young and old in the form of his clown persona, Sancho.
• Having raised a family and worked in social work and community development, Wendy Weseen discovered her inner artist and became a Buddhist.
• Sigi White’s career as an accountant is in direct contrast to her current occupations: She finds adventure climbing mountains and capturing the beauty of landscape and nature in photographs.
Biographies of the human books are online at lookkamloops.ca/living_human_library.
Printed copies are available at the event.
The event runs from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
The general public is welcome to attend and sign up to borrow books for 20-minute sessions.
The groups are small, the atmosphere