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A list of past Human Library events

Below a selection of past Human Library events from around the world. Each organizer is only mentioned once a year even though they may have held several events that year. This is by far a complete list, but its a start.  If you are familiar with Human Library events that you know are missing and you want them on the list. Then please contact us.

2000 Stop The Violence´s Human Library at Roskilde Festival, Roskilde, Denmark
2001 Sziget Festival – Civil Island, Budapest, Hungary
2002 Nordic Ministers Council “Youth Summit 2002”, Oslo, Norway
2002 Sziget Festival – Civil Island, Budapest, Hungary
2002 Alværn Youth School, Nesodden, Norway
2003 Sziget Festival – Civil Island, Budapest, Hungary
2003 Stavanger Library Festival, Stavanger, Norway
2004 Budapest Szabó Ervin Library 100th Year Anniversary, Hungary
2004 Pszinapszis Youth Festival, Budapest, Hungary
2004 Rock In Rio Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal
2004 Sziget Festival, Civil Island, Budapest, Hungary
2004 Northbridge Festival, Copenhagen, Denmark
2004 Grønerlykka Community School, Oslo, Norway
2005 Central Library, Copenhagen, Denmark
2005 Fifteen Human Libraries in Norway
2005 Human Library Launch Event, Reykjavik, Iceland
2005 Huitt Husidd, Reykjavik, Iceland
2005 Northbridge Festival, Copenhagen, Denmark
2005 Pszinapszis Youth Festival, Budapest, Hungary
2005 University Days Szeged, Hungary
2005 Sziget Festival – Civil Island, Budapest, Hungary
2005 Street Festival “Youth-Europe-Human Rights” of the Ministry of Youth, Family, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities, Budapest, Hungary (linked to 10th Anniversary of the EYCB)
2005 Malmø Central Library 100th Anniversary, Malmø, Sweden
2006 Pszinapszis Youth Festival, Budapest, Hungary
2006 Six Human Libraries in Norway
2006 Mensenbieb Almelo, Netherlands (permanent Human Library in the Public Library)
2006 Festival Skanderborg, Denmark
2006 Lismore’s Human Library, Australia’s first event. (takes place every 1st Friday of the month)
2006 Images of the Middle East Festival, Denmark
2006 University Days Szeged, Hungary
2006 Europe Train
2006 Europe Festival, Pécs, Hungary
2006 Vordingborg Library, Vordingborg, Denmark
2006 Sziget Festival – Civil Island, Budapest, Hungary
2006 Ørstedsparken– Copenhagen, Denmark
2007 Pszinapszis Youth Festival, Budapest, Hungary
2007 World Village Festival, Helsinki, Finland
2007 University Days Szeged, Hungary
2007 Human Library in Ljubljana, Slovenia
2007 Education Week and Library Week, Frankston Library Service, Australia
2007 Living in Harmony, Library Week, Bayside, Australia
2007 SOHO in Ottakring, Vienna, Autria
2007 Human Library in Belgium
2007 United Islands of Prague, Prague, Czech Republic
2007 Music in the Park, Prague, Czech Republic
2007 Youth Information Fair "Teeviit 2007", Tallinn, Estonia
2007 Youth event Reaktori, Helsinki, Finland
2007 Turku Main-library, Finland
2007 Vuotalo, Helsinki, Finland
2007 Oulu Main Library, Finland
2007 Porvoon Taidetehdas, Porvoo, Finland
2007 Kaisaniemi park, Helsinki, Finland
2007 Suomenlinna library, Helsinki, Finland
2007 Faces festival, Karjaa, Finland
2007 Joensuu Main-library, Joensuu, Finland
2007 Toppila services Cnter, Oulu, Finland
2007 Heureka – The Finnish Science Center, Vantaa, Finland
2007 World Village Festival, Helsinki, Finland
2007 All Different – All Equal Campaign Closing Event, Tbilisi, Georgia
2007 "Lebende Bücher", Germany
2007 Europa Park, Freiburg, Germany
2007 Highfield-Festival, Germany
2007 Night of the Open Monument, Budapest, Hungary
2007 Pszinapszis Youth Festival, Budapest, Hungary
2007 University Days Szeged, Szeged, Hungary
2007 KOMP Fesztivál, Vác, Hungary
2007 Stúdentakjallarinn, Reykjavík, Iceland
2007 La Biblioteca Vivente, Torino, Italy
2007 Human Library in the Parliament, Lithuania
2007 Human Library in the Parliament, Copenhagen, Denmark
2007 Human Library in Teachers' Garden, Vilnius, Lithuania
2007 Litexpo centre, Vilnius, Lithuania
2007 Festival Be Together, Lithuania
2007 Festival Skanderborg, Denmark
2007 Human Library Bus Tour, Copenhagen, Denmark
2007 European Capital of Culture, Luxembourg-Bonnevoie
2007 EXIT festival, Novi Sad, Serbia
2007 Prešeren Square, Ljubljana, Slovenia
2007 Students' Arena Festival, Slovenia
2007 Borrow a bias - and we'll be even, City Library, Luleå, Sweden
2007 Barısarock Festival , Istanbul, Turkey
2007 Human Library at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, USA
2007 Dead Day, Annual Human Library, Colorado School of Mines, USA
2007 La Bibliothèque Gabrielle-Roy, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
2008 Norwegian Peoples Aids Human Library, Oslo, Norway
2008 Didacta Educational Trade Fair, Germany
2008 Human Library at the Parliament in Copenhagen, Denmark
2008 Swiss Cottage Central Library, London, England, April 22nd
2008 Human Library at Norton Canes Library, Staffordshire, England
2008 Human Library at Bournemouth Library, England 
2008 Human Library at Bradford Central Library, England.
2008 World Memorial Aids Day Human Library, Kiev, Ukraine, May 18th
2008 Human Libraries Australia, A National Strategy: A partnership project between Lismore City Council and Department of Immigration and Citizenship.
2008 Goldfields Human Library, Bendigo, Australia, May 24th
2008 Idea Store, White Chapel, London, England, May 31st
2008 Human Library in Stavern, Norway, June 7th
2008 Between the Gates Festival, Prague, Czech Republic
2008 Gepgenc Festival, Istanbul, Turkey
2008 Glogow, Poland
2008 Human Library Bus Tour, Copenhagen (+ 5 cities), Denmark - 23-28th June

2008 Human Library, by Living Books, Brüner Passage, Vienna, Austria, 27-28/6
2008 International Youth Day, Belgrade, Serbia August 18th,
2008 COE´s Human Library, Sziget Festival, Budapest, Hungary 12-18th August.
2008 Library Week in New Zealand 
2008 Marlsborough Girls College Library, New Zealand 
2008 Global City Festival, Århus, Denmark, August 22-23rd.
2008 BIBLIOTECA VIVIENTE in Lorca, Spain
2008 City Festival, Torino, Italy
2008 Mental Health Week, Norwich, England, 8th October
2008 Young Culture 2008 event in Tampere, Finland 
2008 Human Library at Gothenburg Book Fair
2008 Human Library at Goldfields Public Library, Bendigo, Australia
2008 Human Library at Lismore Public Library, Lismore, Australia
2008 Human Library at Redland Hills Library, Redland City, Queensland, Australia
2008 Human Library in Ljubljana, Slovenia
2008 Human Library at Santa Monica Public Library, Los Angeles, USA

2008 Human Library at Bainbridge Public Library, Seattle, USA
2008 Human Library at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, USA
2008 Human Library at the ATAC Conference in Kyoto, Japan
2008 Human Library at the Edinburgh Libraries Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland
2008 Human Library at Reading Public Library, Reading, England
2008 Human Library at Bournemouth Library, Bournemouth, England
2008 Human Library at Opole University, Poland
2008 ATAC Conference in Kyoto, Japan
2008 Human Library in Rzeszöw, Poland
2009 Tokyo Metropolitan High School, Tokyo, Japan
2009 Preston College, United Kingdom
2009 Lismore Public Library, Australia
2009 Calgary Public Library, Canada
2009 EDUCA Mass in Helsinki, Finland
2009 The University of Guelph, Canda
2009 The University of Arkansas, USA
2009 Clark County Library, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
2009 Keighley Library, Bradford, United Kingdom
2009 Douglas College, Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada
2009 Stair Public Library, Morenci, Michigan, USA
2009 San Antonio Public Library, San Antonia, Texas, USA
2009 Milton Keynes Public Library, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
2009 University of Alberta, Augustana Campus, Alberta, Canada
2009 Launceston City Library, Tasmania, Australia
2009 Sutherland Library, New South Wales, Australia
2009 Willesden Green Library Centre, London, United Kingdom
2009 Himmel Park, Tucson, Arizona, USA
2009 Hurtsville City Library, New South Wales, Australia
2009 City of Tea Tree Gully Library, South Australia, Australia
2009 University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
2009 Atlanta-Fulton Public Library, Atlanta, Georgia
2009 San Antonio College, San Antonio, Texas, USA
2009 Houston Central Library, Houston, Texas, USA
2009 Joel Valdez Main Library, Tucson, Arizona, USA
2009 Moss Side Powerhouse Library, Manchester, United Kingdom
2009 Hamra Centre Library, Hilton, South Australia
2009 Moscrop Secondary School, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
2009 Municipal Library, Ruda Slaska, Poland
2009 Timberland Regional Library, Olymbia Branch, Washington, USA
2009 Bishop Burton College, East Yorkshire, United Kingdom
2009 Leeds Metropolitan University, Leeds, United Kingdom
2009 Human Library in Limassol, Cyprus
2009 Human Library in Wroclaw, Poland
2009 Nottingham Central Library, Nottingham, United Kingdom
2009 University of Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan
2009 Greenbelt Festival, London, United Kingdom
2009 Kings Garden, Copenhagen, Denmark
2009 Mostra PUC, Rio de Janerio, Brazil
2009 Oakland Community College, Michigan, USA
2009 Felixstowe Library, Suffolk County, United Kingdom
2009 Canterbury Human Library, New South Wales, Australia
2009 Kings University College, London, Ontario, Canada
2009 Orangeville Library, Dufferin County, Ontario, Canada
2009 Dawn Center, Osaka, Japan
2009 Tisse Metisse Festival, Nantes, France
2009 Rainbow Library, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
2009 Pardee Legal Research Center, University of San Diego, California, USA
2009 Copley Library, San Diego, California, USA
2009 Terni Festival, Terni, Italy
2009 Diversity Day, Nicosia, Cyprus
2009 High Wycombe Library, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
2009 Main Library, Vienna, Austria
2009 Ballyroan Library, Rathfarnham, Dublin, Ireland
2009 Tallaght County Library, Dublin, Ireland
2009 Mansfield Library, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
2009 Newark Library, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
2009 Retford Library, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
2009 Beeston County Library, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
2009 Redhill Library, Surrey County, United Kingdom
2009 Bury St. Edmunds Library, Suffolk, United Kingdom
2009 Gainsborough Library, Ipswich, Suffolk, United Kingdom
2009 Beccles Library, Beccles, Suffolk, United Kingdom
2009 Civic Square Library, Melville City, Australia
2009 Bedford Well Being Festival, Bedford, United Kingdom
2009 Seneca College, King City, Ontario, Canada
2009 Libros Con Vida, Puebla, Mexico
2009 Archi´s Human Library, Ancona, Italy
2009 Acathis Human Library, Barcelona, Spain
2009 Palatine Library, Blackpool, United Kingdom
2009 Meiji University, Tokyo, Japan
2010 Lismore Public Library, Lismore, Australia
2010 Festival Belluard Bollwerk International, Fribourg, Switzerland
2010 Crisis Connection, London, United Kingdom
2010 Ministry of Justice, London, United Kingdom
2010 King´s Theatre, Portsmouth, United Kingdom
2010 Mount Allison University, Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada,
2010 Sherwood Public Library, Hamilton, Ontario, Canda
2010 Humber College, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2010 Bainbridge Island Public Library, Seattle, Washington, USA
2010 County Hall, Norwich, Norfolk, United Kingdom
2010 Great Yarmouth Library, Norfolk, United Kingdom
2010 University of the Virgin Islands, USA
2010 Brooklyn Park Library, Minnesota, USA
2010 Santa Monica Festival, Santa Monica, California, USA
2010 Sir Tom Finney Learning Centre, Preston College, Preston, United Kingdom
2010 Cardiff Central Library, Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
2010 Brixton Public Library, Brixton, London, United Kingdom
2010 Kipseli Market, Athens, Greece
2010 Norwich Dandies, Norfolk, United Kingdom
2010 Rawtenstall Library, Lancashir, United Kingdom
2010 Rajamangala University of Technology Isan, Korat, Thailand
2010 Camerano, Italy
2010 Centennial College Libraries, Toronto, Canada
2010 Kitchener Public Library, Ontario, Canada
2010 Noorderzon Performing Arts Festival, Groningen, Netherlands
2010 Stratford Public Library, Stratford, Ontario, Canada
2010 Red Deer Public Library, Alberta, Canada
2010 Chelmsford Library, Essex, United Kingdom
2010 Rainham Library, Essex, United Kingdom
2010 Elm Park Library, Hornchurch, United Kingdom
2010 Acadia University Library, Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada
2010 Annapolis Valley Regional Library, Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada
2010 Itinerario Festival, Cesena, Italy
2010 Richmond Hill Public Library, Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada
2010 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA
2010 Balbriggan Public Library, Dublin, Ireland
2010 McPherson Library, University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
2010 George Baritiu Public Library, Brasov, Romania
2010 University of Alberta, Augustana Campus, Alberta, Canada
2010 Longhsight Library, Manchester, United Kingdom
2010 Millenium Library, Norwich, Norfolk, United Kingdom
2010 Atlanta-Fulton Public Library, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
2010 University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom
2010 Meiji University, Tokyo, Japan
2010 B.P. Hasdeu Municipal Library, Chisinau, Moldova
2010 Edmonton Public Library, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
2010 Tresca Community Centre, Exeter, Tasmania, Australia
2010 Stories Bookstore, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
2010 Orangeville Library, Dufferin County, Ontario, Canada
2010 High Wycombe Library, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
2010 Churchill Alternative Public School,
2010 Ballyroan Library, Rathfarnham, Dublin, Ireland
2010 Hackney Central Library, London, United Kingdom
2010 City Hall, Copenhagen, Denmark
2010 London Public Library, London, Ontario, Canada
2010 Ontario Library Associations Super Conference, Canada
2010 Schoolcraft College, Michigan, USA
2010 Cobbett Road Library, Southampton, United Kingdom
2010 Williams School, New London, Connecticut, USA
2010 Terni Public Library, Terni, Italy
2010 Grays Library, Essex, United Kingdom
2010 Gladstone Secondary School, Vancouver, Canada 

 

2011

Winnipeg Public Library, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Botanical Gardens of Petroupoli, Athens, Greece
St. Joseph High School, Ottawa, Canada
Strood Library in Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom
ECO Art & Media Festival, Toronto, Canada
Cromer Library, Norfolk, United Kingdom
Burnaby Central Secondary School in British Columbia, Canada
Bradley Stoke Library, South Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
St. Gregory´s Church in Norwich, United Kingdom
Crisis Skylight in London, United Kingdom
St. Clair College Centre for the Arts, Ontario, Canada
Multnomah Countys Central Library in Portland, Oregon, USA
Festival del Giovani, Terni, Italy
Vancouver Public Library, Vancouver, Canada
Central Alberta Children’s festival in Recreation Park, Alberta, Canada
Kalkbreite, Zurich, Switzerland
Athens Municipality Public Library in Athens, Greece.
Chattanooga Bicentennial Public Library, TN, USA
Churchill Square in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Atlanta Fulton Public Library, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Central Library of the University of Korea
Keswick branch of Georgina Public Library, Sutton, Ontario, Canada
Pefferlaw branch of Georgina Public Library, Sutton, Ontario, Canada
Sutton branch of Georgina Public Library, Sutton, Ontario, Canada
Montelupone, Italy
Nicosia, Cyprus
Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
Latitudes Storytelling Festival, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Bishan Library, Singapore
Octopus Club & Lounge, Bucharest, Romania
South Park Chapel, Ilford, United Kingdom
Hihai Viteazul Square, Craiova, Romania
Vaughan Public Libraries in Ontario, Canada
Tromsø University in Norway
Toronto Public Library, Toronto, Canada
Preston College, United Kingdom
Libraria Carturesti in Constanta, Romania
Limassol Medieval Castle, LImassol, Cyprus
Kitchener Operations Facility, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Kitchener City Hall, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Umbrialibri, Terni, Italy
State Library for young adults, Moscow, Russia
The University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, USA
The George Baritiu Public Library, Brasov, Romania
Westside Library, Galway, Ireland
Cardinal Carter Library, King’s University College, London, Ontario, Canada
Oakland Community College, Waterford, Michigan, USA

American Library Associations Annual Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA 

 

For activities in 2012 please see the activities section of this website. 

 

Last updated September 25th, 2012.