About the Series

The Human Story Series (formerly known as Human Library) at the Charleston County Public Library started in September 2018 with four planned discussions with members of groups who have experienced prejudice and stigma: a refugee, transgender people, members of law enforcement, and members of the Gullah Geechee community. Since the launch, members of the CCPL staff have worked behind the scenes to extend the series throughout the system. 

Interested members of the community are invited to gather in a safe space and converse with individuals who have been exposed to prejudice or stigma. Join us to combat intolerance by engaging in open, honest and respectful dialogue. 

If you have an idea for a Human Story speaker or are interested in becoming a speaker at one of our upcoming Human Story Series events, fill out this form.

 

In the News: 

WCBD - Human Library series to kick off this September

Charleston City Paper - Charleston library's Human Library series begins Saturday with refugee discussion

Lowcountry Live - The Human Library Series

CCPL - CCPL launches Human Library Series at John's Island Regional

Charleston Chronicle - Charleston County Public Library’s Human Library Series: Meet Law Enforcement Officers

Live 5 News - Charleston County library to host 'Human Library' event this weekend

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Get to Know People with Chronic Conditions

Join us for a conversation with members of our community who live life to the fullest while balancing the needs of chronic health conditions. Meet Dorathea Chaplin, who lives with Type 1 Diabetes, and Ginger Smith, who lives with Lyme disease. The Human Story Series invites interested members of the community to converse with individuals who have been exposed to prejudice or stigma. Join us to combat intolerance by engaging in open, honest and respectful dialogue. 

When: Wednesday, January 15 at 6 p.m.
Where: Main Library

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Coming Up In 2020  
Human Story Series: Get to Know People with Chronic Conditions
Wednesday, January 15 at 6 p.m. 
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Human Library Series: Get to Know Someone with HIV
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Human Library Series: Get to Know the African American Settlement Communities
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Human Library Series: "Check Out" a Holocaust Survivor
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Human Library Series: "Check Out" the Law Enforcement Community
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Human Library Series: "Check Out" the Transgender Community
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Human Library Series: "Check Out" the Gullah Geechee Community
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Human Story Series: "Check Out" the Asperger's Community
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Human Library Series: "Check Out" the Unschooling Community
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Human Library Series: "Check Out" People in Recovery
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Human Library Series: "Check Out" the Gullah Geechee Culture
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Human Library Series: "Check Out" a Formerly Incarcerated Person
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