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Please join the William H. Hannon Library and the Office for International Students and Scholar for LMU's fifth Human Library, an international movement designed to promote dialogue, reduce prejudices, and encourage understanding, through the simple art of one-on-one conversation. 

How does a Human Library work?

Just like a regular library! A Reader borrows a Book for a limited period of time. Usually, the Reader is interested in the stories they might find within a particular Book. After borrowing the Book, the Reader returns it to the Library, and if they like, they may check out another Book. But there is one significant difference. The Books in the Human Library are human beings, and each Book and Reader has the opportunity to engage in unique, individual dialogue about the human experience. Check out the video from our 2013 Human Library.

This year, the Human Library at LMU will occur as part of LMU’s WorldFest activities. WorldFest is a celebration of international education and a recognition of the critical role international exchange plays in developing mutual understanding, building leadership abroad, and investing in the future relationship between Americans and citizens around the world. 

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