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When you hear “Human Library”, a room full of harvested human organs may come to mind.

Don’t worry, we’re talking about no such thing. At this Human Library, ordinary humans become open books, letting you hear the most intimate details of their life stories.

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How It Works

An idea born in Denmark, like any library, you loan people as if they were books.

You interact with them, hear what they have to say, ask them questions, and find out their stories. A mind-broadening experience, the Human Library was conceived as a way to facilitate conversations that challenge stereotypes and prejudices.

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If you’ve always wondered what kinds of thoughts or situations might drive a person to commit suicide, or about the hardships of a person battling cancer, this is exactly the place you want to be.

Buzzing with people you may not ordinarily get the chance to meet, some of these conversations may inspire, while others may change the way you think about certain things.

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Back for its third run, this edition of the Human Library will take place on Aug 27 at Taman Jurong Community Club.

With a catalogue of over 40 books, some of the books you can expect to find in this edition of the Human Library include a Catholic monk-in-training, ex-offenders, a person with psychosis, and a wildlife rescuer.

If you’d like to hear these stories, you’ll need to register online, pick a time slot and reserve a book that interests you. You will only be able to reserve a maximum of five books, so choose wisely!

Click here to find out how to reserve a book.

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