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The Human Library: Home

Instructions for the Human Library

Due to COVID, our Human Library event will be online using Zoom and Breakout rooms. Please login to Zoom ( at least 5 minutes before the beginning of your session.  The session will start with a general welcome to our readers and then you will be moved into your breakout room with your book.  This process may take a few minutes so please be patient.

How to Check out a Living Book

  1. Click on "Available Books" to read the summaries to help you decide which books you would like to "read"
  2. Sign up to read books here 
  3. You can sign up for one book per time slot (10-11 AM; 3-4 PM, Noon, 7-8 PM)
  4. Not every book is available for every time slot.
  5. Sign into Zoom 5 minutes before the session begins (
  6. Click on the "Tips for Readers" to learn more..

Featured Speaker - Gloria igihozo

You wake up on a sunny morning to find death knocking on your door. You have less than a day to flee to safety with a baby, two toddlers, and the little you have left. Learn about the journey of a single mother in a refugee camp in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and her struggle to regain independence.