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The Human Library: Welcome to the Library of People

Dallas Public Library - Polk-Wisdom Branch

Welcomes to the library of people! Instead of borrowing a book, indulge in the experience of checking out a person. Challenge stereotypes and prejudices through dialogue.

The Human Library allows people to come together in an informal, one on one setting, to have comfortable dialogue about often uncomfortable topics. Our human books are drawn from fascinating members of our communities who have fascinating stories that you MUST hear.

How it works: Come in during the hours of 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. and spend 20 minutes reading the following books. Have a conversation, ask questions, stay open and learn.

Books available:

LaRome Armstrong 

Perceptions of Reality: The Inter-Connection of Cultural, Art & Science from a Social Political Experience. 

*Available from 10 am to 1 pm 

Grace Akbar 

Grace Under Pressure: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly in Public Education 

*Available from 10 am to 11 am 


Gwendolyn Wilson Dean, M.Ed.

Charm, Etiquette, Civility, Social Grace 

*Available from 11 am to 12 pm 


Cheryl Howell 

Baking with Cheryl 

*Available from 11 am to 1 pm 


This event is made possible thanks to the generous support of the Friends of the Dallas Public Library.

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  • FREE!

7151 Library Ln. · Dallas, TX 75232