Human library returns for another year
The Kamloops Human Library project kicks off its fall 2012 season at the Kamloops Farmers’ Market on Saturday, Sept. 15.
Several human books will be on hand to explain to the public what being a book is about.
Tables and chairs will be set up so people can sit down and read one, if they choose.
Human books are people from the community who have agreed to share their life experiences with anyone who would like to “read” them.
It’s a chance to read behind the assumptions one might make when they see someone they don’t know, whether they are based on age, gender, race or appearance.
Biographies of the human books are online at lookkamloops.ca/living_human_library.
Printed copies will be available at the event.
Regular human-library sessions take place on the fourth Saturday of each month (Oct. 27, Nov. 24) from 3p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Smorgasbord Deli.
The public can attend and sign up to borrow books for 20-minute sessions.
The library is sponsored by the Kamloops chapter of the Council of Canadians, the Smorgasbord, Radio X, Locally Owned and Operated Businesses (LOOK) and The Echo.
New books and readers are always welcome.
For more information, contact the human librarian, Lissa Millar, at email@example.com.