Ivy Tech Community College’s Bloomington campus is hosting the Human Library® Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Shreve Hall. The Human Library, a free event, creates a safe space where topics are discussed openly between human books and readers. Human books are volunteers with personal experience with their topic. Difficult questions are expected, appreciated, and answered.

Participants can have short one-on-one conversations that offer a range of experiences, including ethnicity, age, background, sexual orientation, disability, health, beliefs, lifestyle choices and others.

Human book titles at the event include:

  • Jewish-American
  • Plus Size
  • Caregiver for Person with Dementia
  • Atheist-Humanist
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Polyamorous
  • Immigrant
  • Demisexual
  • Recovering Addict
  • Transgender Woman
  • Parents of Foster and Adopted Children
  • Amputee
  • Student from a Country Under Military Rule
  • Transgender Man

Ivy Tech Bloomington is located at 200 Daniels Way on the west side of Bloomington. For more information about the Human Library®, contact Bradley H. Thurmond, Ph.D., Chair and Associate Professor of Psychology at bthurmond@ivytech.edu.

About Ivy Tech Community College

Ivy Tech Community College is Indiana's largest public postsecondary institution and the nation's largest singly accredited statewide community college system, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana and also serves thousands of students annually online. It serves as the state's engine of workforce development, offering associate degrees, long- and short-term certificate programs, industry certifications, and training that aligns with the needs of the community. The College provides a seamless transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana, as well as out of state, for a more affordable route to a bachelor's degree.