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First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival - Human Library

  • ESM Main Building - Cominsky Promenade
  • Saturday, September 21, 2013
  • 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Event Description

What is a Human Library?
A Human Library is a way for people to reach out and connect with individuals in their community with whom they might not normally interact. Visitors to a library have an opportunity during a planned event to borrow and engage in conversation with a Human Book. Human Libraries promote tolerance, celebrate differences and encourage understanding of people who come from varied cultural or lifestyle backgrounds.

What is a Human Book?
Human Books are volunteers who are willing to share their stories with others in a safe environment.

What is a Reader?
Readers check out Human Books for 30 minutes. By doing so, they have the opportunity, during a planned event, to participate in one-on-one or small-group conversations with Human Books to ask questions and to learn about another’s life experiences or special interests.

If you are interested in sharing your story as a Human Book, please contact Mari Tsuchiya at or (585)275-5506.

General Information for ESM Concerts

General Information for ESM Concerts:
All concerts are free unless otherwise noted. Ticket information is available here. All concerts listed are open to the public. For up-to-date recorded and ticket information, patrons should call our Music Line at 274-1100, 9am - 4pm, M-F. Please note that all concerts are subject to change.

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