The Living Library works like your local library. However, the books you borrow are “Living Books”,
real people with whom you can have a conversation.
Celebrating Cultural Diversity
Wednesday, November 26
12 - 2 p.m.
Central Library, Main Floor
No registration required
For more information:
Living Books available for checkout:
Anywhere I Hang My Hat is My Home
Everywhere she lived, Indonesia, USA, Scotland, Australia, Canada, this Living Book felt at home. Having owned a bed and breakfast she learned not only how to make a place feel like home, but also how to make others feel at home too.
Body Language: The Indian Head Wobble
This Living Book tells a story of cultural heritage behind the Indian head wobble, which looks like a cross between a nod and shake. What does it actually mean? Is it a nod of approval or disapproval? This book almost did not get her job because during the interview she was – unconsciously – wobbling her head. This, her boss clarified later, had caused him quite a lot of distress!
Connecting Neighbors, Building Communities
This Living Book describes her efforts to connect an isolated and ethnically diverse neighbourhood (having residents from more than 17 countries) towards building a welcoming and vibrant Calgary community.
French Connection and Fibromyalgia
This Living Book was born and raised in France but made Canada home. She never lost the travel bug or the desire to be helpful. She also talks about Fibromyalgia, what could have been the final frontier.
This Living Book has travelled widely and lived abroad in the Czech Republic, China, Italy, Turkey, Malaysia and Russia. Adjusting to life in other cultures provides both challenges and comedy, and this Living Book has experienced and enjoyed both. He has also taught ESL to absolute beginners and advanced speakers.
Walking the World: My Journey to Canada
This Living Book tells an inspiring story of his arduous journey from his home in Afghanistan, through Kazakhstan, Iran, the United Arab Emirates, Russia and eventually arriving in Canada, his new home.