Human Library - Keep Toronto Reading
Sat Apr 12, 2014
2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Parkdale Program Room
As part of our Keep Toronto Reading festival, Toronto Public Library is proud to present another installment of the Human Library program.
The Human Library allows participants to borrow "human books"-- people from unique backgrounds and with varying life experiences-- to hear their stories, ask questions, and find common ground. The Human Library sets up space for dialogue and interaction.
To explore the themes of the One Book Selection for the 2014 Keep Toronto Reading festival-- The Cellist of Sarajevo, by Steven Galloway-- five people who have lived in conflict zones will share their experiences.
Our "Human Books" are: Peacekeeper Captain (Ret.) Percy Purpura; journalist and native of Iraq, Ayub Nuri; Doctors Without Borders' Dr. Raghu Venugopal; Salvadoran Civil War survivor Manuel Rodriguez; and Pierre Bernard, a retired member of the Canadian Forces who was deployed to Bosnia, Cyprus, and Afghanistan.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to book time with a Human Book (prior registration is recommended, though you may also drop by Parkdale on April 12 to see if there are open spots).
Questions? Check out our Human Library Q&A.