Living Books – Travel Editions

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02/02/2018 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm America/Creston Timezone
Creston Public Library
531 16 Ave S
Creston, BC V0B 1G5

Ever judge a book by its cover? Get the real story – checkout a living book.

The Creston Public Library is pleased to introduce its Living Books – Travel Edition speaker series.

Living “books” are real people, your friends and neighbours, volunteering to share aspects of their own “story”. Through living books the library seeks to encourage the sharing of knowledge and passion between people. Each month, the library hosts a get-together where a member of your community shares their personal experiences. This year we are focusing on the topic of travel, travel guides are a very popular genre at the library, now see them come to life and draw you in with stories and images. Attendees of the speaker series learn more about the people in their community and the world at large.

The living book concept began in Denmark in 2000 and has since spread to all corners of the globe. Also called human books, living library, or similar titles the program has become a popular and effective way of bringing individuals together from all walks of life.

The Creston Library will launch the Living Books – Travel Edition speaker series on February 2nd with a presentation by Creston Valley Museum’s manager Tammy Bradford.

We often host Tammy as she carries us back in time through storytelling about Creston’s history; this time however, she will be taking us on an adventure. Recently a trip to Namibia was a chance of a lifetime: the opportunity to fulfill a life-long dream of visiting Africa, with of course a chance to see amazing wildlife that she’d only previously experienced in zoos or in wildlife documentaries. There were some unexpected opportunities, too, like visiting a ghost town in the world’s oldest desert, or taking a boat cruise into the southern Atlantic.

Many people have asked Tammy if it was scary – Africa in general has had its share of political and military instability, after all, and there are a lot of things. Lions and scorpions and even some of the trees are quite capable of killing you if they feel like it. But the risks are minimal and easy to manage – and are far, far outweighed by the exhilaration of watching a leopard feed from a few feet away, or witnessing an African sunrise from atop one of the tallest sand dunes in the world.

All are welcome to hear Tammy’s presentation on Friday, February 2nd at 7pm at the Creston Public Library. Admission is free. For more information on the Living Book speaker series, including upcoming living books or how to become a living book, please contact Cassandra at 250.428.4141 or email

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