The Pat Conroy Literary Center in partnersip with the Beaufort County Library will present the “Beaufort Human Library” event on Sunday, April 3, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. The events “books” will be Beaufort community members from diverse backgrounds and experiences available to be “checked out” for conversations with participants. SC Humanities supported this program with a Mini Grant.
The “Beaufort Human Library” will kick off National Library Week activities in Beaufort. In addition to the Pat Conroy Literary Center and the Beaufort County Library, other partners inlcude Beaufort High School’s Diversity Awareness Youth Literacy Organization and community volunteers.
The “human library” program is designed to foster empathy and invite greater understanding of hte many human stories to be found and shared in our communities. Like the adage “you can’t judge a book by its cover,” the “Beaufort Human Library” is an opportunity to listen to a person from the community and hear a story that may change your ideas about unexplored stereotypes.
The event will be held at the Beaufort County Library main branch at 311 Scott Street, Beaufort, SC 29902. It is free and open to the public. More information can be found here: https://patconroyliterarycenter.org/calendar/beaufort-human-library/.
The mission of SC Humanities is to enrich the cultural and intellectual lives of all South Carolinians. Established in 1973, this 501(c) 3 organization is governed by a volunteer 21-member Board of Directors comprised of community leaders from throughout the state. It presents and/or supports literary initiatives, lectures, exhibits, festivals, publications, oral history projects, videos and other humanities-based experiences that directly or indirectly reach more than 250,000 citizens annually.