Coulter Library

Human Library @ Onondaga Community College

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

9am - 3pm 

What is a Human Library?

A Human Library is a way for people to reach out and connect with individuals in their community with whom they might not normally interact. Visitors to this library have an opportunity during a planned event to borrow and engage in conversation with a Human Book. Human Libraries promote tolerance, celebrate differences and encourage understanding of people who come from varied cultural or lifestyle backgrounds. This year the themes for the event also include the 16-17 academic year Diversity Council’s theme “Dreams are Empowering” and the campus community read “God Grew Tired of Us” topics.

What is a Human Book?

Human Books are volunteers who are willing to share their stories with others in a safe environment. Our online book catalog is now available.

What is a Reader?

Readers check out Human Books for 20 minutes. Books can be checked out at the event or in advance starting September 27. By doing so, readers have the opportunity to participate in one-on-one or small-group conversations with Human Books, to ask questions, and to learn about another's life experiences or special interests.

Would you like to know more?

More information can be found on the Human Library Organization website or by viewing this video in our Films on Demand database: Borrow a Stereotype: Teaching Tolerance through the Living Library Project (NOTE: login required to view film).

  • Books
  • Register
Book Title Availability Registration link Column
A Career in Law Enforcement9:00, 9:30, 10:00, 10:30, 11:00, 11:30, 12:00, 12:30, 1:00, 1:30

Visit the Registration Form to see available reservation times.

(NOTE: We will hold a reservation for five minutes past the start time. After five minutes we may check the "Book" out to another reader.)

A Day in the Life of a College President9:00, 9:30, 10:00, 10:30
A Labor of Love9:00, 9:30, 10:00, 10:30
A New Job in Mid-Life10:00, 10:30, 11:00
A Single Mom's Adoption Journey9:00, 9:30, 10:00, 10:30
Alcohol/Substance Abuse Counselor9:00, 9:30, 11:30, 12:00
American Tattoo9:30, 10:00, 10:30
AmeriCorps: A year of service10:00, 10:30, 11:00, 11:30
An Immigrant's Story9:00, 9:30
Architecture and Interior Design12:30, 1:00, 1:30, 2:00
Being LGBT in a Straight World9:00, 9:30, 10:00, 10:30, 12:30, 1:00, 1:30, 2:00, 2:30
Being Transgender9:00, 9:30, 10:00, 10:30, 11:00, 11:30, 12:00, 12:30, 1:00, 1:30, 2:00, 2:30
Early Childhood Educator9:00, 9:30, 10:00, 10:30
Farm to Fork 10110:00, 10:30, 11:00, 11:30, 12:00, 12:30
Foster Care--Adulthood Aftermath10:30, 11:00, 11:30
Healing with Energy12:00, 12:30
How to Open a Savings or Checking Account10:00, 10:30, 2:00, 2:30
Investigator of UFO abductions.10:30, 11:00, 11:30, 12:00, 12:30, 1:00
Is There Life After Domestic Violence?1:00, 1:30, 2:00, 2:30
It Doesn't Matter What They Say10:00, 10:30, 11:00, 11:30
It is OK to Like Music, Art, and Mathematics11:30, 12:00, 12:30, 1:00
Life as a Mental Health Counselor 1:00, 1:30, 2:00, 2:30
Life in the Peace Corps9:00, 9:30, 10:00, 10:30, 11:00, 12:30, 1:00, 1:30, 2:00, 2:30
Living Abroad2:30
Love Refugees for Who They Are9:00, 9:30, 10:00, 10:30
Muslim American9:00, 9:30, 10:00, 10:30, 11:00, 11:30, 12:00, 12:30, 1:00, 1:30, 2:30
Nutrition for Health and Wellness10:30, 11:00, 11:30
On Being Pagan12:00, 12:30, 1:00, 1:30, 2:00, 2:30
One Day At A Time9:00, 9:30
Potter10:00, 10:30, 11:00, 11:30, 12:00, 12:30
Professional Musician11:30, 12:00, 12:30
Professional Nurse10:00, 10:30, 11:00, 11:30
Realities of Identity Fraud10:00, 10:30, 2:00, 2:30
Red Cross-Disaster Relief Services9:30, 10:00, 10:30, 11:00, 11:30, 12:00
Reel World: Nonfiction Film Today11:00, 11:30
Retired Lieutenant/Onondaga County Sheriff’9:00, 9:30, 10:00, 10:30, 12:00, 12:30, 1:00, 1:30, 2:00, 2:30
School Psychologist9:00, 9:30, 10:00, 10:30
Sitting Still- On Zen Meditation As Radical 12:00, 12:30, 1:00, 1:30
Student Veteran10:00, 10:30
Suicide Among African Americans in the Early 12:30, 1:00, 1:30, 2:00
Surviving Everything12:00, 12:30, 1:00
Surviving Traumatic Brain Injury1:00, 1:30, 2:00, 2:30
Survivor of Suicide (friend or family)9:00, 9:30, 10:00, 10:30, 11:00, 11:30, 12:00, 12:30, 1:00, 1:30, 2:00, 2:30
Syracuse Professional Firefighter9:00, 9:30, 10:00, 10:30
Syracuse Professional Firefighter (1st Year)9:00, 9:30, 10:00, 10:30
The Do's and Dont's of Weight Loss Surgery12:00, 12:30, 1:00, 1:30, 2:00, 2:30
The Last Frontier: Growing up in Alaska10:00, 10:30, 12:30, 1:00, 1:30
The Marathon9:30, 10:00, 10:30
The Silver Linings of Loss11:00, 11:30, 12:00, 12:30, 1:00, 1:30, 2:00, 2:30
Turning ADHD into a superpower2:00, 2:30
TV Meteorologist10:00, 10:30, 11:00, 11:30

 

Advanced registration is now available. This online registration form will be available until 6 PM on October 2nd. After this time, please registration at the event.

Online Registration Form

NOTE: We will hold a reservation for five minutes past the start time. After five minutes we may check the "Book" out to another reader.