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"Human Library" at Odenton branch hosted by Anne Arundel County Public Library

Posted at 12:25 PM, Aug 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-14 12:26:22-04

Library are vast storehouses of resources and knowledge for their communities, and for Anne Arundel County residents, that wealth can be found in people as well as books this Saturday, the Anne Arundel County Public Library system announced Tuesday.

The county library system is hosting a "Human Library" at the Odenton Library, 325 Annapolis Rd., from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Attendees can come down to "'check out' a human book for a 20-minute conversation," the library said. 

The event is designed as a place to have challenging conversations, asking difficult questions that will be appreciated and answered. The discourse is encouraged to challenge stereotypes and prejudices with dialogue. The following subjects and topics will be presented:

A Blessed Immigrant – Latina immigrant from mixed race family
Serving America – Serving in Germany after World War II
Orphan of Earth – Gun violence survivor
Birthed to Misery, Forged by War – with service dog
Living with Chronic Illness, Anxiety and Depression
An Ode to Not Belonging
Practical, Artistic, DIY, Tattooed Soccer Mom
An Interesting Journey – Annapolis resident during Jim Crow era
A Story of Mesa, Melanin and Masajid – Converting to Islam 
The Man in Black: Trans and Saudi
Chronicles of a gay, autistic everyday woman
A Person With Depression and OCD
Living, Learning, and Loving with cPTSD
I am Still Here! Surviving Incest