Sunday, August 12, 2012

Human Library. Special National Year of Reading event Saturday 25 August 2012

pictured: Some of the Human Books you can meet on the day. L - R Vinayak Hase, Ray Collins, Jasna Dolic, Ravi Stocks, Mariam Issa. Their stories are transcendent, inspiring, funny and moving and they are all true.

This week I had the pleasure and privilege of  
sharing my storytelling skills and working alongside Springvale Library in setting up their inaugural Human Library. Initially known as the Living Libraries, the concept developed in Denmark in 2000 and since then the idea has spread to over 45 countries. The central concept behind the Human Library is the strengthening of local communities through conversation.

Read about Human Libraries and be inspired. The Australian website provides resource kits along with everything you need to know to establish a Human Library in you area.

So ... come to Springvale and borrow a person not a book, for a conversation like no other.  Each ‘human book’ will have six, twenty minute sessions open to the public. Book a session with your chosen book and discover their life history. If you don’t know what to ask - sample questions will be provided on the day. 
Don’t worry if you miss out this time because there will be more human library events throughout the year.

Launch event: 3pm
Session 1:  4 - 5.30pm
Session 2:  6 - 7.30pm

Bookings essential: Book online here
phone: 1300 630 920

Springvale Library: 411 Springvale Road, Springvale (Mel Ref 79 K11) 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Was lovely to meet you. Thank you for sharing your amazing storytelling tips


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