The government have advised that, whilst stopping short of forcing theatres and cinemas to close, people should stay away, and so Storyhouse will be temporarily closed from Tuesday 17 March. We are not yet sure how long this will be for, but this does affect a number of events, shows and screenings.
This event is no longer planned to go ahead. We will be in touch with all bookers as quickly as we can with more information.
We are humbled by the support of our staff, volunteers and wider community and thank you for your patience as we work through each event and contact all customers. There is no need to get in touch with us.
Remember to stay safe and look after each other.
DON’T JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER
The Human Library is designed to build a positive framework for conversations that can challenge stereotypes and prejudices through dialogue. The Human Library is a place where real people are on loan to readers. A place where difficult questions are expected, appreciated and answered. The Human Library is a danish idea from 2000 and is now available in more than 80 countries.
The Human Library is, in the true sense of the word, a library of people. We host events where readers can borrow human beings serving as open books and have conversations they would not normally have access to. Every human book from our bookshelf, represents a group in our society that is often subjected to prejudice, stigmatization or discrimination because of their lifestyle, diagnosis, belief, disability, social status, ethnic origin etc.
At this event you will hear from Katy Jon Went the Human Library UK Coordinator (Volunteer). Katy will present everything from the history of the concept down to how best to run a Human Library in your venue. They will also talk about the role of the people volunteering to be a ‘book’ including how best the books can serve the curiosity of the reader. By providing this opportunity to hear from Katy you will be more inspired to volunteer either as a book or a librarian to help run future Human Libraries at your library or venue.