JUL 22

Living Library Project: Don't Judge a Book By Its Cover

Archive and related resources from July 22, 2009 webinar on the Living Library Project a community building library program where participants “check out” Living Books for a personal conversation.

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The Living Library is a unique event that brings together people who have special interests, beliefs or experiences to speak with people from different backgrounds and share their personal story. In this innovative program participants can "check out" Living Books for a personal conversation. Both the Bainbridge Island and Santa Monica Public Libraries executed two successful Living Library events. The Bainbridge Island event covered such diverse experiences as life as a quadriplegic, a female police officer, a young gay man and an atheist. Santa Monica Public Library’s Living Books included a fat activist, a formerly homeless person, an ex-gang member and a nudist. Presenters for this webinar are leads from these projects: Rebecca Judd from the Bainbridge Island (WA) branch of the Kitsap Regional Library System, and Julie MacDonald and Rachel Foyt from the Santa Monica Public Library in Santa Monica (CA). Hear how they planned and implemented the project in their libraries, and find out how you can create a Living Library in your community.

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22 July 2009


2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]