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Saturday, March 23, 2024

10:00AM-1:00PM  | 3:00PM-6:00PM

Free and open to all

What is
The Human Library?

The Human Library is a place for safe and honest conversations between people that aims to improve understanding and community across cultural and social differences. 


The Human Library was created in Copenhagen in the spring of 2000 and is currently facilitating conversations in more than 80 countries worldwide. At Folio: The Seattle Athenaeum, a collection of local Books will be available, and Readers will be invited to learn about the Book's individual experiences and engage in conversation.

What is a
Human Book?

Human Library Books are volunteers who have received training in talking about a topic based on their personal experiences and answer questions from Readers. 


 The Books give Readers a space to explore and challenge assumptions about the topics they publish. Open Books are volunteers, who expect, appreciate, and also answer difficult questions about their topics, as long as it is respectful.

Made possible by
Scan Design 

The Scan Design Foundation is dedicated to advancing Danish American relations through the exchange of people, ideas and cultural experiences.

 Media Sponsor

Cascade PBS provides the widest variety of PBS programs and original productions that entertain, inform and connect you with your community.


Interested in meeting our Human Books?

RSVP to attend the Human Library and meet our 2024 Human Books.


The Human
Library at Folio

Folio hosted our first Human Library in October 2022. The Human Library at Folio featured ten Human Books over the course of two days.


Donate to Folio

The Human Library is free and open to all.

If you found your experience at the Human Library enriching, please consider making a donation towards our programs.

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