CBC Hamilton will be open during Friday's Art Crawl for you to learn more about the Human Library Project, an event that invites Canadians to interact with people they might otherwise not meet.

Visit our office at 118 James Street North from 7 - 9 p.m. to get a sneak peek at our catalogue and chat with three of our human books.

CBC regions across the country have partnered with local libraries for Human Library Day on Jan. 26.

We've asked volunteers with a wide range of experiences to act as human "books" and make themselves available for "readers," members of the public, to have a one-on-one conversation with them about their lives.

Hamilton's Human Library

In Hamilton, CBC is working with the Hamilton Public Library, the John Howard Society and McMaster University Library to find Hamiltonians with varying life experiences to participate as human books.

Our event will take place from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26.

Visit the CentralTerryberryDundas or Westdale branches the day of the event to read a human book.

What is a Human Library?

The Human Library was created by young people in Denmark in 2000 to help reduce prejudice and stereotypes in their community. Since then, human library events have taken place in 27 countries worldwide.

Visit the CBC's Human Library  page for more information about the nation-wide event and the Human Library Organization page to learn more about the international movement.

Check back here during the week of January 14 to sign-out a human book in advance.