On Saturday, January
26,38 people from the Ottawa areas with a variety of backgrounds became human books at the Ottawa Public Library.
Human Libraries provide an opportunity to connect one-on-one with individuals who have diverse life experiences, stories, and knowledge. Just like borrowing a book from a local library, the user can, "take out" a human book for a 20-minute conversation.
This year's list of books included:
Former gang member
Mother of 8
Criminal Court Judge
NATIONAL HUMAN LIBRARY DAY
After a hugely successful Ottawa event last year, the human library became a national CBC initiative with events taking place in 15 cities across the country on Jan 26.