Would you be interested in having a conversation with someone you don't know but has a fantastic story to tell?
From 22 to 26 September the Auchmuty Library is hosting 'Living Library' in celebration of the internationalism of the University and its diversity. It is just like a regular library with one difference - the books are people. You can 'borrow' a book for half an hour and have a conversation with them about their life experience.
The Living Library gives you a chance to get together with people in the University community who have a diverse range of life experiences and interests. The idea behind it is that personal contact is very powerful in breaking down barriers.
The initiative is being run at the University for the first time. The 'books' include a Doctor from Pakistan who has had to break through the language barrier to work in Australia, a woman who has travelled the globe and has great advice on making the dream of travel, working or volunteering overseas a reality, and a young woman of Indian heritage who is passionate about social and environmental justice.
The Living Library sessions will run each day from Monday 22 to Friday 26 September from 12pm - 2pm.
For more information and to register to 'read' a book go to University of Newcastle Living Library