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Human Library

Sat Jul 29 10:00:00 2017

Take a break from the downtown Farmers’ Market and join the Human Library experience at the McLean County Museum of History. Hear from a variety of community members who will share their personal stories of challenges they experienced, choices they made, and changes they initiated.

Founded in Denmark 17 years ago, the Human Library initiative is designed to promote dialogue, reduce prejudices, and encourage understanding by bringing people together for intentional, face-to-face conversations.

Conversations kick off at 10:00 a.m. and will take place every half hour (10:00, 10:30, 11:00, and 11:30). No pre-registration is required. Simply check in at the “circulation desk” to select your sessions and to complete your library card. Please arrive 15 minutes before each session time to ensure seating. Choose one or all sessions!

This free program is presented in partnership with the University College at ISU and being held in conjunction with the exhibit, Challenges, Choices & Change: Making a Home. Contact the Education Department at education@mchistory.org or 309-827-0428 with questions or accessibility needs. We hope you’ll join us for this unique community program!


In participating in the Human Library, you agree to adhere to the rules of the Human Library.
- Remember that Books are courageous human volunteers.
- Return Books to us in the same condition they were at the time of check-out.
- Be open. Resist making assumptions.
- Ask questions, when prompted.
- Follow the Book’s requests.


Exhibit-related Program