Longsight Library is holding a ‘human libray’ event on Saturday November 27th, 1.30-4pm. The organisers say:
“A Human Library is where you come in to borrow a person for a chat rather than borrowing a book. It gives you an opportunity to have conversations with people who may be your neighbours but whom you don’t know, or whom you might have prejudices about. It’s a chance to ask questions of people that you might not feel confident to ask otherwise. You don’t take them home with you of course; you talk with them in the library.
We’ve held events like this before at our libraries in Moss Side and Withington and everyone has really enjoyed them. Among the Human Books will be an ex-miner in his late 70s who runs marathons and skis, refugees and migrants who have settled in Manchester from the postwar years to recently, a pair of local historians who’ve written books on the history of Longsight and Belle Vue, a survivor of the partition of India, and more.
People of all ages are welcome.”
You can download the event flier here: human library.