News Release: HAMILTON, Bermuda – The Human Library® is designed to build a positive framework for conversations that challenge stereotypes and prejudices. The Human Library® creates a safe space for dialogue where topics are discussed honestly and openly between our human books and their readers. During a Human Library® event, human books are on loan to readers and explore the book’s experience through one-on-one conversations for 30 minutes.

A book with the Human Library® is a person that volunteers to represent a stigmatized group in the community and based on their personal experiences can answer questions from readers to help challenge what is being said/told/understood about a given topic; to help shed light on the facts as you know them. Books are not political or on a mission, but rather able to follow the curiosity and direction of the reader during their time together.

We’re inviting you to consider being a Book to make our event a success.  Do you defy a stereotype and have valuable experiences readers could benefit from learning about?  Are you motivated to help challenge stigmas and prejudices through dialogue and personal conversation? 

Then join us for an Information Session on how to become a Human Book on Wednesday, January 25, 2023 at 6:00pm at the Bermuda National Library, 13 Queen Street, Hamilton. Refreshments will be served.

WalkTogetherBermuda in partnership with The Bermuda National Library, Citizens Uprooting Racism in Bermuda (CURB), the Department of Culture and the Human Rights Commission will host the first Human Library® in Bermuda on February 23, from 5:30 – 8:30pm. All Readers are welcome at the Bermuda National Library on Queen Street. Borrow a Human Book and have conversations that you may not normally have access to.

For more information, please visit www.humanlibrary.org.  You can also contact Helen at helenorchard1@gmail.com, 747.6280 or email libraryevents@gov.bm.