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Living Library Event - In the 'Living Library' books are people

Living Library



Wednesday 19th April 2023
16:00 – 18:00
Maximum attendees: 20
In the Foyer of the Charlotte Mason Building, Ambleside Campus, University of Cumbria


Detailed Description

For Charlotte Mason, “living books” are those titles that are engaging, conversational, inspiring, and about real experience. 

This Living Library events is inspired by Charlotte Mason’s concept for living books, and by the recent work of the Human Library Organisation whose aim is to create safe spaces for dialogue where topics are discussed openly between human books and their readers.

It’s a simple idea, come along and borrow a human book to read, which basically means joining a small group conversation with the human book. 

Book 1: Papermaking from Plants

From everyday plants to finished paper, Marie Wright shares the techniques of hand-made papermaking. Common weeds and garden plants can be transformed into unique papers using simple equipment. Discover the ease of making beautiful papers direct from nature.

Book 2: Beekeeping

There are approximately 272,000 beehives in the UK. One of these is in my back garden. I started beekeeping after visiting the Furness and District Beekeepers' Association apiary and attending introductory lessons. I am absolutely fascinated by these amazing creatures and their delicious honey. The bees work so hard to create honey - 12 bees will work their whole lives to get 1 teaspoon of it. So, my responsibility is to make sure that they have a safe place to do their work, to make sure that they have enough food in the winter and to protect them from disease.

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