I feel freedom in the air – a Thai living in New Zealand

Moving here from Thailand six years ago, this Book relishes the freedom to choose who and what she wants to be in New Zealand. Free from the cultural and social expectations of Thai culture, she enjoys being respected for who she is and the down to earth and ‘DIY’ approach we have to life. But along with connecting with her own inner strength she has also encountered depression and other challenges. Find out about her experiences and the different ways she is contributing to our community.

“I couldn’t believe that I could really do it – living here and making my own life!”

This post is part of Living Library 2008. ‘Living Library’ is an event organised during Library Week 2008 18-24 August. Follow the links for more information

Living Library 2008 on Radio NZ Morning Report

If you have missed today’s Morning Report on Radio NZ , you can still catch up and listen  to the interview of one of our books : Keep left? Yeah right! Mixed abilities from a wheelchair. – just visit RadioNZ’s Morning Report Podcast page, and look for ‘Wellington Library’ which played at 08:55am.

This post is part of Living Library 2008. ‘Living Library’ is an event organised during Library Week 2008 18-24 August. Follow the links for more information.

What is a ‘Living Library’ ?

What’s your story : nou te korero – library week 2008 ; 18-24 August is happening nationwide in New Zealand. Wellington City Libraries is taking part by organising a Living Library at Central, on Friday the 22nd of August, from 2pm till 6pm.

The concept of the Living Library started back in 2000 in Denmark and they are now very popular throughout Europe, and the UK. There are several articles online featuring these events such as The new library fad : borrow a person (TimesOnline), Take out your prejudice in the living library (Norden), and coverage of the Bradford (UK) event – Living by the book, and this TV report : ‘Living Library’ in Bradford.

Want to set up your own Living Library ?

Don’t judge a book by its cover : the library guide is a very complete document that we found helpful in organising our event. The Living Libraries website Living-library.org : take out your prejudice also provides a wealth of information – check it out today!

This post is part of Living Library 2008.