Friday, February 27, 2015

Now Recruiting Human Books for THE HUMAN LIBRARY!


Now recruiting HUMAN BOOKS for our April 2015 Human Library Event!

The Human Library is an equalities project developed to challenge societal prejudices, and to help people form a better understanding of those with whom they share their communities.

The role of the Human Book is central to the library’s success. Through respectful conversation with members of the public who “borrow” them during the event, Human Books will challenge stereotypes and prejudices relating to their own experiences. They will create a book title for themselves that relates directly to their experience of prejudice and/or discrimination.

You are eligible to be a Human Book if you have experienced prejudice due to issues such as race, sex, age, disability, sexual preference, gender identity, class, religion/belief, lifestyle choices or other aspects of who you are.

Boston’s first-ever Human Library event will be taking place on Saturday, April 18th from 10-2PM at the Field’s Corner Library in Dorchester, MA. The Human Library is sponsored by Write on the DOT, The UMass Boston MFA Program, and BPL Field’s Corner.

An info session for interested Human Books will be held in March. Contact Lynn and Elysia at to participate in this groundbreaking event!





SPRING 2015 Calendar of Events

Friday, March 6th @ 6:30PM "SIGNS OF SPRING" Poetry & Open Mic

Featured Readers: Liam Day, Nazila Hafezi, Emily Jaeger and Danielle Legros-Georges
Live Music: Denby & The Alcotts

The Banshee
934 Dorchester Ave

Saturday, April 18th 10am - 2pm THE HUMAN LIBRARY

On Saturday, April 18th the librarians at Field’s Corner BPL will not be “shushing” patrons but encouraging them to check out live Human Books as a part of Write on the DOT's special event The Human Library. Individuals who have experienced prejudice and stereotyping will be volunteering their time as a Human Book, open to dialogue concerning their experiences.

The Human Library was created in 2000 by members of the Danish youth organization Stop The Violence and it is now operational in more than 60 countries. It was developed to challenge
societal prejudices wherever and for whatever reasons they occur, and to help people form
a better understanding of those with whom they share their communities. This will be the first Human Library event to take place in Massachusetts!

BPL Fields Corner Library
1520 Dorchester Ave

 Friday, May 1st "MAY DAY" Poetry & Open Mic

Location TBA