Human Library

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A Human Library is a safe space where human "Books" share their stories with "Readers" who attend the event. The human Books are members of our communities who have experienced discrimination or prejudice based on who they are, where they come from, or how they self-identify. At the event, Readers and Books have a 20-minute conversation, asking questions and discussing their shared experiences and differing perspectives. The goal of this event is to create a dialogue and understanding between people in our communities in a safe, conversational space and to promote unity, diversity, and respect. The Human Library is designed to be a welcoming, inclusive, non-partisan space. 

Be sure to stay for our special Human Library companion author event with Eliza Knight, bestselling author of Can't We Be Friends: A Novel of Ella Fitzgerald and Marilyn Monroe.

Book Application Form Link (Deadline to apply is March 1.)

Book Volunteer/Nomination FAQs 

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Cassandra Casey ( or 410-386-8118).

This event is a collaboration among Human Library, Carroll County Community College, McDaniel College’s Hoover Library, and Carroll County Public Library.


Refreshments will be served.