For Immediate Release

Contact: 
Samantha Thomason
Community Relations Manager
Library checks out human books
Human Library events at two library branches this fall
FREDERICKSBURG, VIRGINIA,  September 21, 2017 - Central Rappahannock Regional Library (CRRL) invites the community to "check out" human books at two Human Library events this fall:

England Run, Saturday, September 30, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Salem Church, Saturday, November 11, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

At each event, participants can browse a catalog of volunteer human books, make a selection, and have a 20-minute conversation.

The Human Library project originated in Denmark and is " designed to build a positive framework for conversations that can challenge stereotypes and prejudices through dialogue ...  a  place where difficult questions are expected, appreciated and answered." Human Library projects are being held all over the world in libraries, schools, and work places.

Books that may be available for checkout at CRRL's Human Library events this fall include:
  • The parent of a transgender child
  • A transgender person
  • A police officer
  • A blind person
  • An obese person
  • A homeschooling parent
  • A legal immigrant
  • A biracial person
  • A homosexual person
  • A musician
  • A recovering alcoholic
  • A tattoo artist
  • A child abuse survivor
As part of its mission to inspire lifelong learning for everyone in our community, CRRL is proud to host these Human Library events encouraging learning through civil and candid discourse.
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For more information, contact Adult Services Coordinator Michele Brown, michele.brown@crrl.org.

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