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Human Library

Connect with Human Books to foster understanding and empathy and promote diverse dialogues and respectful conversations.

Join us for a Human Library event at Erin Meadows Library on

Saturday, November 25, from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

What is a Human Library?

The Human Library was created in Copenhagen in 2000 by Ronni Abergel, Dany Abergel, Asma Mouna and Christoffer Erichsen.

A Human Library is an event where readers can borrow Human Books. Human Books are volunteers willing to share their stories with others.

The Human Library provides an opportunity for readers to understand the similarities, differences and experiences of diverse individuals. It promotes tolerance, celebrates differences and encourages understanding of people with different cultural or lifestyle backgrounds.

As a reader, you are encouraged to discuss your perspective with respect and courtesy.

What is a Human Book?

Human Books are volunteers who are willing to share their stories with others.

What is a Reader?

Readers are library customers who check out Human Books for a scheduled length of time and participate in one-on-one or small-group conversations with Human Books. This is an opportunity to ask questions and to learn about other’s life experiences or special interests.

Event schedule | Saturday, November 25, 2023

Human Library

11 am – 3 pm | Erin Meadows Library | Ages 18+ | Drop-in

Be part of the conversation at Mississauga Library’s Human Library™ event! A Human Library is a way for people to meet and connect with individuals in their community that they might not normally engage with. Borrow a “human book” from a curated collection of topics and have one-on-one conversations to learn about the diversity of lived experiences.


Session time slots
  • 11:00 a.m. – 11:25 a.m.
  • 11:30 a.m. – 11:55 a.m.
  • 12:00 p.m. – 12:25 p.m.
  • 12:30 p.m. – 12:55 p.m.
  • 1:30 p.m. – 1:55 p.m.
  • 2:00 p.m. – 2:25 p.m.
  • 2:30 p.m. – 2:55 p.m.

Borrow Human Books on a first-come, first served basis. Talk to Erin Meadows Library staff for more information.

For more information visit the Human Library website. Program participants must follow the Library’s Code of Conduct.

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