Human Library - Take out a prejudice

Welcome to the Galleries of past events 

Visit the different events by clicking on the galleries below. In each you will find a selection of pictures from Human Libraries accompagnied by a short text to explain a bit.

Profile Photos
Profile Photos

Album for profile photos

Date: Jan 10, 2014
Number of Photos in Album: 1

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Human Library at City Hall, Copenhagen
Human Library at City Hall, Copenhagen

Pictures from the Human Library at Copenhagen City Hall.

Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Date: Mar 13, 2010
Number of Photos in Album: 32

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Human Library at Terni Public Library, Italy 2010
Human Library at Terni Public Library, Italy 2010

Pictures from the Human Library event at Terni Public Library in Terni, Italy.

Location: Terni, Italy
Date: Feb 19, 2010
Number of Photos in Album: 9

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UK Organisers Conference
UK Organisers Conference

Pictures from the very first national Human Library Organisers Conference taking place at Barking Learning Center and Library in London. More than 100 participants met to share their experiences and formalise networks that can help further the use of the Human Library in the United Kingdom. The one day Conference was organised in partnership with the CLG (department for Communities and Local Government).

Location: Barking, London, United Kingdom
Date: Dec 8, 2009
Number of Photos in Album: 17

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Human Library in Alicante, Spain
Human Library in Alicante, Spain

PIctures from the first Human Library in Alicante, Spain.

Location: Alicante, Spain
Date: Oct 31, 2009
Number of Photos in Album: 15

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Human Library at Terni Festival, Italy
Human Library at Terni Festival, Italy

Snapshots from the week long Human Library at Terni Festival, Italy.

Location: Terni, Italy
Date: Sep 26, 2009
Number of Photos in Album: 16

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Human Library at Kings Garden, Copenhagen
Human Library at Kings Garden, Copenhagen

Pictures from the three day Human Library event at the King´s Garden in Copenhagen. With more than 55 different titles available to readers.

Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Date: Aug 30, 2009
Number of Photos in Album: 101

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Human Library Barcelona, Spain
Human Library Barcelona, Spain

Gay Pride 2009 in Barcelona featuring a Human Library hosted by ACATHI. ACATHI is the Catalan Association for the Integration of Homosexuals, Bisexuals and Transsexuals Immigrants.

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Date: Jun 28, 2009
Number of Photos in Album: 9

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Atlanta Fulton Public Library
Atlanta Fulton Public Library

Pictures from the first Human Library in Georgia, USA. The 2009 May event at Atlanta Fulton Public Library was soon followed by another in the fall.

Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Date: May 27, 2009
Number of Photos in Album: 12

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LivingLibrary@Limassol,Cyprus.
LivingLibrary@Limassol,Cyprus.

Snapshots from the first Human Library in Cyprus provided by local organizer Mr. Constantinos Papageorgiou. The event happened at Intercollege.

Location: limassol,cyprus
Date: Apr 29, 2009
Number of Photos in Album: 20

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LivingLibrary@Lorca,Spain2009
LivingLibrary@Lorca,Spain2009

Photos from the recent event in Lorca, Spain. The second Human Library in the spanish city.

Location: lorca, spain
Date: Apr 23, 2009
Number of Photos in Album: 1

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LivingLibrary@Kyoto, Japan.
LivingLibrary@Kyoto, Japan.

Pictures from the first Human Library at the ATAC Conference in Kyoto, Japan. All photos provided by Zoé Kofod.

Location: Kyoto, Japan
Date: Dec 6, 2008
Number of Photos in Album: 23

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LivingLibrary@FestivalofLibraries, Edinburgh, Scotland.
LivingLibrary@FestivalofLibraries, Edinburgh, Scotland.

The first Human Library in Scotland happened at the Festival of Libraries in Edinburgh. Pictures delivered by UK coordinator Dany Abergel.

Location: Edinburgh, Scotland
Date: Nov 8, 2008
Number of Photos in Album: 31

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LivingLibrary@Bainbridge Island Public Library,Washington.
LivingLibrary@Bainbridge Island Public Library,Washington.

Photos from the Human Library at Bainbridge Island Public Library outside Seattle, Washington. Photos taken by Dany Abergel.

Location: Bainbridge Island, Washington
Date: Oct 25, 2008
Number of Photos in Album: 29

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LivingLibrary@SantaMonica, Los Angeles.
LivingLibrary@SantaMonica, Los Angeles.

Photos from the first official Human Library in the United States. The introduction to the American public happened at Santa Monica Public Library in Los Angeles, CA.

Location: Santa Monica, California, USA
Date: Oct 18, 2008
Number of Photos in Album: 15

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LivingLibrary@Lorca,Spain.
LivingLibrary@Lorca,Spain.

Pictures from the first Human Library event in Spain. Set in the public library in Lorca, a city not far from Cartagena on the coast. Spains first event was organised by the Cazalla Intercultural organisation in cooperation with the city council. The Human Library had more than 100 readers for the 20 books available at the three hour introduction event. Photos courtesy of Cazalla Intercultural and Magdalena Meusburger.

Location: Lorca, Spain
Date: Sep 18, 2008
Number of Photos in Album: 44

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LivingLibrary@Belgrade, Serbia.
LivingLibrary@Belgrade, Serbia.

YouthSerbia.org staged a first Human Library in Belgrade on August 18th at Lake Ana. The event was part of the International Youth Day.

Location: Belgrade, Serbia
Date: Aug 12, 2008
Number of Photos in Album: 34

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LivingLibrary@IDEAstore
LivingLibrary@IDEAstore

Only the second Human Library event in London and the interest was massive from the public and foreign media. 26 books made the day a succes and they had almost a hundred readers in five hours. The best seller was the ex-homeless person and the event was staged at White Chapels IDEA Store in London by UK organisers Anne Kilroy, Caroline Presho and Alexander Germanis with the support of Nordic Minister Council and the IDEA Store.

Location: White Chapel, London, England.
Date: May 31, 2008
Number of Photos in Album: 24

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LivingLibrary@SwissCottage
LivingLibrary@SwissCottage

The first Human Library in the UK presented at the Swiss Cottage Public Library.

Location: London, England
Date: Apr 20, 2008
Number of Photos in Album: 22

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Gothenburg Book Fair 2007
Gothenburg Book Fair 2007

Pictures from the Nordic Minister Councils Human Library at the Gothenburg Book Fair in 2007.

Location: Gothenburg, Sweden
Date: Sep 26, 2007
Number of Photos in Album: 7

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LivingLibrary@Ljubljana,Slovenia.
LivingLibrary@Ljubljana,Slovenia.

Pictures from the first Human Library in Slovenia. Organised by the Legebitra Information Center and the Slovene Filantropi NGO.

Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia
Date: May 26, 2007
Number of Photos in Album: 13

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Human Library Berlin
Human Library Berlin

During the 2007 All Different All Equal Campaign by the Council of Europe. The Human Library came alive in Berlin at the Marnzahn-Hellersdorf public Library. The organizers guide which is now also available in german has helped brand the idea "Lebende Bücher" - as in Living Books.

Location: Berlin, Germany
Date: Apr 22, 2007
Number of Photos in Album: 11

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Budapest Street Festival 2005
Budapest Street Festival 2005

"Europe - Youth - Human Rights" was the theme for the festival and also the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the Council of Europe´s Youth Centre in Budapest, a big promoter and organizer of the Human Library. The outdoor street festival was setup in a beautiful park near the banks of the Donau river and right around the corner from the European Youth Centre in Budapest. The festival included a Human Library that ran for three days and was a very popular attraction. Pictures by Ronni Abergel.

Location: Budapest, Hungary
Date: Sep 24, 2005
Number of Photos in Album: 23

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LivingLibrary@SzigetFestival04
LivingLibrary@SzigetFestival04

Hosted by the Civil Sziget on the Margit Island. Every year the Council of Europe´s Youth Centre in Budapest, organise a Human Library event which runs for 7-days. The ambience in the festival is amazing and the readers come from many different parts of the world.

Location: Budapest, Hungary
Date: Aug 4, 2004
Number of Photos in Album: 9

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LivingLibrary@RockinRioLisboa04
LivingLibrary@RockinRioLisboa04

The first Human Library organised in Portugal at the Rock in Rio Lisboa festival in the summer of 2004. The Human Library was staged as a one day event and had approximately twenty books available. The event was organised in cooperation with APAV the portugese association for victims for violence.

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Date: Jun 4, 2004
Number of Photos in Album: 19

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LivingLibrary@SzigetFestival03
LivingLibrary@SzigetFestival03

Staged by the Council of Europe in cooperation with Ronni Abergel. The Human Library at the Sziget festval in Budapest, Hungary, is the largest annual Human Library event in Europe. It takes place every summer in the middle of the Donau river on the island of Margit. The event attracts a lot of attention and has long surpassed a thousand readers in a week. Director of the European Youth Centre in Budapest, Antje Rothemund and her staff are skilled organisers that ensure a framework of high quality for readers.

Location: Budapest, Hungary
Date: Aug 10, 2003
Number of Photos in Album: 11

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LivingLibrary@OSLO Library.
LivingLibrary@OSLO Library.

The first Human Library outside of Denmark. Nordic Minister Council supports its first Human Library as part of "Youth In The Nordic Countries" meeting in Oslo, Norway. The library was a one-day event and took place at a public library and outside on the square. The event was organised by local organisers Albert Fridjestol and Terese Mungai and Ronni Abergel.

Location: Oslo, Norway
Date: Sep 12, 2002
Number of Photos in Album: 27

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The1stLivingLibrary@RoskildeFestival00
The1stLivingLibrary@RoskildeFestival00

"Menneskebiblioteket" was developed by the Danish Stop The Violence Association ( Ronni Abergel, Christoffer Erichsen, Asma Mouna, Dany Abergel and Sune Bang). The library was open four days and had a wide selection of local, national and international stereotypes and prejudices available for readers.

Location: Roskilde, Denmark
Date: Jul 4, 2000
Number of Photos in Album: 28

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