Discover power of true life stories with Human Books at Rugby Library

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True life stories will be revealed in a book experience with a difference in Rugby this weekend.

Step into the exciting world of Human Books at Rugby Library this Saturday (May 18) from 4.30pm – 6.30pm.

Human Books are individuals who have volunteered to share their stories with others, speaking their narratives in ways that can inspire, enlighten, or sometimes challenge our own perspectives.

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In just 20 minutes you can learn about a stranger’s life, their journey, and lessons learned along the way, embracing the opportunity to open up and listen to another human being without judgement.

The event takes place on Saturday (May 18).The event takes place on Saturday (May 18).
The event takes place on Saturday (May 18).

From stories about resilience in the face of adversity to reflections on mental health, homelessness, and navigating familial expectations, Rugby Library’s Human Books event will cover a wide range of topics.

Each Human Book will offer a different glimpse into the human experience, reflecting on the triumphs, struggles, and experiences of human life in ways that foster empathy and encourage us to connect and understand each other better within our own communities.

The event is open to readers aged 18 and above, with some stories expected to cover challenging experiences. Attendees will be encouraged to browse through the available Human Book titles and blurbs carefully before selecting their preferred book.

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Councillor Yousef Dahmash, Portfolio Holder for Customer and Transformation, said: “In a society where we have more and more digital connections, it's great to see an initiative that brings people together in such a meaningful way in person, capturing empathy, understanding, and community spirit through the power of storytelling. "

To secure a free place and to find out more about each Human Book, visit

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