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Human Library

Human Library

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Come learn about the varied life experiences of people from your community by engaging in one-on-one conversations with human "books" through the Human Library ®.

Imagine if you could borrow another person's life story just as easily as borrowing a book. With the Human Library ®, you can do exactly that.

During this event, community members will have the opportunity to check out human “books” to "read" in one-on-one conversations. Each book in our Human Library ® is a real person who is available to answer your questions about their unique perspective and life experiences. Difficult questions are encouraged and appreciated. Your reading session will consist of a 10-minute orientation and a 20-minute conversation with your book.

No appointments necessary. You can come "browse" our Human Library ® any time between 2-5 p.m. Participants must be 16 or older

Here are some of the human books we've worked with in past Human Library ® events:

  • Transgender  
  • Autistic / Psychiatric Patient
  • Lesbian
  • Adoption / Abuse
  • Woman in Tech / Chronic Illness
  • Police Officer
  • Blind / PTSD

Please note that these specific book titles listed above may not be available on the day of the event. 

The Human Library ® aims to ignite dialogue and understanding between people by creating a safe space to have conversations that challenge society's stereotypes and prejudices. Every person has a story to tell. Unjudge someone. 

This program is made possible by the generous support of the Friends of the Mountain View Library. 


Saturday, June 24, 2023
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1st Floor Program Room
Contact person:
Kyle Hval
  Civic/Community Engagement