Joyner Library marks National Library Week with series of events

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – The idea of breaking stereotypes brought together students and staff at ECU’s Joyner Library for National Library Week.

The 3rd Annual Human Library paired students with “human books,” or people with an interesting story to tell.

After attendees chose a human book, based on the title and description provided, they discussed the subject described. The goal was to share life stories relating to divisive topics such as religion, health, and education.

Attendees met one-on-one, or in groups of three, and even via e-book from places abroad such as Israel.

Event organizer Katy Webb said while everyone is different, we all have similarities.

“Can learn about an individual, but take that and extrapolate it to many different people,” Katy Webb said. “And understand that we’re all humans with one special story.”hunnn

Following the Human Library, Joyner Library’s new exhibition, “Humans of Greenville,” will open to the public. The exhibit, co-sponsored by Joyner Library and The Daily Reflector, features a collection of photos highlighting people around the city of Greenville and their stories.

Wednesday, National Library Week continues with Objects for Deployment – Books Made by Veterans. A collection of more than 50 books and photographs produced by combat and non-combat veterans or their families will be on display in Faulkner Gallery during the workshop.

Monica Haller, founder of the Veterans Book Project, will hold an open forum and her exhibit, Objects for Deployment, will be on display before the discussion.

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