Human Library

Sixth Annual Community Engagement Project

by Stop the Violence (Copenhagen)

Curated by Dave Deveau & Adele Noronha

Produced by Emily Neumann

Presented with Vancouver Public Library and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

January 20-21, 27-28, February 3-4, 2018, 12-4 pm

VPL Central Branch


The triumphant return of Danish company Stop the Violence’s theatrical movement about sharing real stories from the lives of incredible people. Check out a human book from our collection of 30 titles and have a one-on-one life-changing conversation. 

Please note, checkouts happen on a first come, first served basis. There is no charge to participate.

Our circulation assistants will start checking books out at 11:30, with the final reading of the day starting at 3:30.

This year’s titles include:

Certified Terrorist

Cripple Punk

The Dilemma

Don’t Call Me Yellow

Family Dog

Identity Crisis 2018: Unboxing the Hyphen

I’m Making This All Up

Man is Not Created to be Caged

The Misfit: I Just Want to Fit In

My Arranged Marriage

My Arrival

My Job at the UN

Navigating Resilience

Polygamy and Me: Growing up Mormon

The Storied Man

Tales from the Blind Side

That Brown Man from Syria

The Upside of Depression

Borrow a book. Discover a person.

Zee Zee Theatre acknowledges that we live and work on the unceded traditional and ancestral territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.