Librarians have a lot of time on their hands nowadays, what with google searches and the internet and all. And one suspects they have always harbored ambitions to do more than hush noisy patrons and dust neglected tomes. Unlike Prospero in Shakespeare’s Tempest, their library was not, it seems, “dukedom large enough,” so they have gone SJW in a big way (see here).
Here’s another item to add to our dossier. This past Thursday we were invited to visit the library and check out a “human book” from the “human library.” One was not allowed to take these humans home, and was strongly warned against writing in their margins or breaking their spines, but one could check them out “for 30 minute conversations.”
All of this is run by an “worldwide” outfit called, funnily enough, Human Library, which you can check out here.
Here are their featured “titles”:
Young Single Mother, Unemployed, Refugee, Polyamorous, Naturalist, Muslim, Molested, Homeless, Sexually Abused.
Wouldn’t you like to curl up with a perfect stranger and talk about her Polyamorous lifestyle? Well, perhaps more than you would like talking to a librarian.
It’s a long lost cause I can never win
For the civilized world accepts as unforgivable sin
Any talking out loud with any librarian Such as Marian…