We are thrilled to bring the Human Library to Omaha. It is an event designed to bring together people of diverse, or even divergent, backgrounds, in order for them to have real conversations with real people, to share stories, ask questions and to challenge stereotypes and biases through open, honest, and direct dialogue.
A diverse group of individuals will act as human books covering a range of topics. Readers can “check out” the books for 30 minutes to ask questions and share personal experiences.
This event is open to the public and free to attend. Human Library attendees can also park for free (bring your ticket into the library for validation) at Omaha Park One on 15th and Douglas streets.
HOW IT WORKS
Reserve a Book Online
Readers can come any time during the event Browse the list of titles, select a human book that is open.
- Check out the book at the registration table.
- Have a one-on-one conversation with that book. Conversations can be up to 30 minutes long.
On May 17, come to the W. Dale Clark Library for a conversation with a police officer, a farmer or a musician, meet a survivor of sex trafficking, or ask a transgender person about their journey. This event is open to the public and free to attend. Human Library attendees can also park for free (bring your ticket into the library for validation) at Omaha Park One on 15th and Douglas streets.
Thank you to our Human Library sponsors: the Omaha Public Library (omahalibrary.org) and the 1877 Society (www.omahalibraryfoundation.org/1877-society/).
HERE’S WHAT TO EXPECT
After you get your free ticket, then click the link and sign up for a time slot with the book(s) of your choice
On May 17, head to the downtown branch of the Omaha Public Library 10 minutes prior to your scheduled checkout time and we will get you signed in and escort you to your book.
You will have a one-on-one conversation with that book. Conversations will last 30 minutes.
Please share your experience with us and your family and friends.
We are excited to have you join us at the Human Library, real people with captivating stories.