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    The Toronto public library piloted it's Human Library project. You can check out people from diverse backgrounds for a one on one conversation. The goal is to break down prejudice.

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    • Marianne Allison

      The Toronto public library piloted its Human Library project. You can "check out human books" -- a Buddhist monk or a police officer -- for a one-on-one conversation. The goal is to break down prejudice.

    • Elizabeth Carmichael

      (I love this concept beyond words. The Toronto public library piloted its Human Library project. You can check out people from diverse backgrounds for a one on one conversation. The goal is to break down prejudice.

    • Cindy Wyatt Hatchell

      The idea of a Human Library first emerged in Copenhagen about a decade ago, as a way to break down prejudice by bringing people of different backgrounds together for one-on-one conversation. The Toronto Public Library held its first Human Library event at five branches on Nov. 6, attracting more than 200 users who checked out the likes of a police officer, a comedian, a sex-worker-turned-club-owner, a model and a survivor of cancer, homelessness and poverty. They're all volunteers whose lives would make good reading, but even better one-on-one chatting. The library is considering make the program long-term, so a supply of human books will be regularly available to readers.

    • Lauren Fuller

      Toronto Public Library checks out humans

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