As a Social Museum, the Canmore Museum is excited to launch the Human Library Project in February 2022. This is a monthly program designed to help build community and create unexpected connections—to break down barriers and stigma, challenge stereotypes and prejudices, and foster open and respectful dialogue within our local community. The Human Library is a place difficult questions are expected, appreciated and answered.
WHAT IS A HUMAN LIBRARY?
A Human Library is a way for people to reach out and connect with individuals in their community whom they might not normally engage with. You have the opportunity during one of our planned Human Library events to join in conversation with one or more of our Human Books. The program is offered in partnership with local organizations and is designed to bridge differences and promote understanding in our local community.
WHO IS A HUMAN BOOK?
Human Books are volunteers who are willing to share their stories with others in a safe environment.
WHO IS A READER?
Readers have the opportunity, during a planned event, to participate in one-on-one or small-group conversations with Human Books to ask questions and to learn about other’s life experiences or special interests.
OUR HUMAN BOOKS FOR THIS EVENT
Admission is by donation at the door.
The Canmore Museum participates in the Restrictions Exemption Program. As a result, eligible program participants attending this onsite program will be required to show proof of vaccination, a negative test result (from within the last 48 hours) or a certificate of medical exemption along with one piece of photo ID. Wearng masks is also be required by all participants throughout the duration of the program. This program may be taken to a virtual format in accordance with Alberta Health Services guidelines at the time of the event.