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July 1, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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unJudge Someone

The Human Library


Chelmsford Library, County Hall, Market Road
Chelmsford, CM1 1QH
No booking required

The Human Library
unJudge Someone

Welcome to The Human Library.

Just like in a real library, a visitor to the Human Library can borrow a book from a range of titles. The difference is that books are people, and reading is a conversation.

Books in our Human Library come from all walks of life, and each has a different story to tell.

Come along, connect with people you wouldn’t normally meet, and celebrate positive differences in our community.

In partnership with Essex Cultural Diversity Project and Essex Libraries

Find out more at essexcdp.com

Chelmsford Library, County Hall, Market Road, Chelmsford, CM1 1QH
Tickets: Free, no booking required



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Want to be a Human Book in The Human Library?

Do you defy a stereotype? Are you like an open book and do you have valuable experiences that readers could benefit from learning about? Are you motivated to help challenge stigma and stereotypes through dialogue and personal conversations?

The Human Library is coming to Chelmsford Library on Saturday 1 July as part of this year’s Essex Book Festival, and we’re looking for Human Books to come and share their experiences.

The Human Library helps people challenge stereotypes, overcome stigma, and share valuable experiences with others, and provides a platform for talking about difficult subjects in a safe and friendly environment.

Sound interesting? Then contact Jo at Essex Cultural Diversity Project on [email protected] for more info, or fill in the online form at the Human Library Organisation’s website to express your interest and tell them a little more about yourself, and they’ll be in touch.



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Chelmsford Library
County Hall, Market Road
Chelmsford, CM1 1QH
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0345 6037628

Visit accessable.co.uk for all disability and access information about Chelmsford Library

Hearing Loop: Essex Book Festival has a mobile Roger Pen hearing loop system, which can be booked by individuals in advance at least three days before the event.

If you would like to use the Roger Pen email [email protected]