Each book is a person chosen for his or her expertise on a topic and can be checked out for thirty-minute sessions; they even come with titles and book covers! You can have a conversation with these "books" on everything from beekeeping, urban gardening, biking in the city, economics, vegetarianism and much more.
Living Libraries originated in Europe a few years ago, and DPL is introducing the concept as a way to encourage local green living. Not only will these books provide resources and a wealth of information, but speaking with a live person who is passionate about a topic should inspire participants to learn about and try new things. Groups can check out a single book together, and holds can be placed on books, but only one book at a time may be checked out.
The Living Library goes from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. today in the Level B2 Conference Center at the Central Library, 10 West Fourteenth Avenue Parkway. For more information, call 720-865-1206 or visit denverlibrary.org.
Sun., April 11, 1:30-4:30 p.m., 2010