Borrow a ‘Living Book’ at the Shire Community Living Library

Sutherland Shire Library invites you to the launch of
The Living Library

Thursday 31st July 10am – 2pm @ Sutherland Library

A Living Library works like any other library. You borrow a book, read it, return it and borrow another. The difference is the ‘Books’ are people.

The Living Library, a program that originated in Denmark to quell racial violence, aims to promote acceptance and understanding across our diverse community.

Stereotypes are used to categorise others, but individuals are never a good fit with the labels given them. Here is an opportunity to challenge prejudices by meeting them in conversation.

People who live and work in the Shire will be waiting for someone to chat to about, what it’s like to be them! This is your chance to open a book at the page that interests you, and have your questions answered.

Have you ever wondered;
What is it like to start again in a new country?
Why people volunteer to work in India?
What is it like to live with a disability or degenerative condition?
How does a person cope with a life of war, violence and/or poverty?
What does it mean to live in faith?

These and many other questions could be answered. Register as a ‘Reader’ and enjoy up to 30 minutes seeing life from another person’s viewpoint!

This event has been organised with the help and support of Sutherland Shire Council Community Services, Gymea Community Aid & Information Services, Stapleton Street Community Centre and St.George & Sutherland Community College.

For further information telephone Sutherland Library on 9710 0351.