Human ‘books’ at Surrey Libraries

Have a one-on-one conversation at City Centre branch May 30.

Surrey Libraries presents the Human Library Program, with a focus on religions, beliefs and spirituality, this Saturday (May 30) at City Centre Library.

“Despite being so plugged-in these days, we spend little time actually talking to each other in person,” says Ravi Basi, Surrey Libraries’ Multicultural Librarian overseeing the fifth-annual program.

The award-winning program takes place in libraries all over the world. On Saturday, it will be at the City Centre library, 10350 University Dr., from 1-4:30 p.m.

Readers can have a one-to-one, 20-minute conversation with human “books” – people who are there to share their stories and experiences and in this case, their spiritual beliefs.

“The Human Library meets our library’s goals to connect people and offer more opportunities for social engagement,” says Chief Librarian Melanie Houlden. “The program links people, communities, and cultures through the oldest, most interactive type of communication: face-to-face conversation. It helps shatter stereotypes, and promotes dialogue and understanding.”

Register now at City Centre library or call 604-598-7426

For more details, visit the library or



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