Douglas County Libraries elevates our community by inspiring a love of reading, discovery and connection.Worldwide, Human Library(TM) events aim to provide a safe space for conversations with our neighbors who have a significant life story to share. Themes of Human Books often reveal perseverance, persistence and self-discovery that unites humanity even through our differences.
The first step in becoming a "Human Book" at our event is submitting this application. All applicants will be contacted for consideration. We are seeking "human books"who either live or work in Douglas County to share their personal experiences in 20 minute conversations with patrons. The list below are some suggested topics:
Addiction Gender Fluidity Refugee/Immigrant/Dreamer Olympian/Paralympic Mixed-Race Families Homelessness Trans-gender Octogenarian + Single Parent Civil-Rights Survivor Medical Marijuana Patient Paraplegic/Quadriplegic Arranged Marriage Obesity Poverty Farming/Ranching Anorexia High School Drop Out Military Harassment Incarceration Dyslexia Cop Student Loan Debt Medical Loan Debt Childless by Choice Etc. We are also open to considering applications on other subjects that we have not listed above.
Please know we are limited to having 15 books at our event and submitting the application does not guarantee you will be a book at the event. We will notify applicants who interview in December 2019 of which "Human Books" we will be inviting to participate.