Louisville Ky’s Living Library explores the human story

From lfpl.org

Friday, March 18, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. at the Main Library

Louisville, Ky., – New to the Louisville Free Public Library is a special event known as “the Living Library,” which aims to create understanding between people of different and interesting cultures, occupations, and walks of life. Volunteers act as human “books,” and attendees of the event can then “checkout” the book at the designated time, sharing in a personal dialogue about the volunteer’s experience.

Topics will include a female veteran’s experience, what it’s like to be a Harlem Globetrotter, a stem cell researcher, and a practicing Muslim. And the list doesn’t stop there: get to know a human trafficking advocate, a law enforcement veteran, a social justice advocate, a writer, and more. Originally a Danish initiative, the Living Library challenges every “reader” to not judge a book by its cover, and to instead discover a person’s real story through respectful conversation.

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The Living Library provides the opportunity for Louisvillians to share and understand the experiences of others in their community. This free event will be held after-hours at the Main Library on Friday, March 18, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. For more information and to register for this free program, visit LFPL.org/LivingLibrary or call (502) 574-1623.

And be sure to join the conversation by using #LFPLlivinglibrary on your Twitter and Instagram posts.


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