Historically, the barbershop has played an important role in American culture.
In addition to being the place to get a fresh cut, barbershops are also traditionally known as spaces where there is confidentiality, all patrons have a voice, and candid conversations are had.
With Barbershop Mondays, the library's Social Services & Safety team will use a barbershop format to facilitate conversations and connections. In the space, the team will offer free haircuts and host various community members and professionals to engage those library patrons who drop in with meaningful conversation and relevant information.
While there is no online registration, a sign-up sheet will be available in the Idea Box on the Mondays the barbershop is open. The program is tentatively scheduled to continue on the second and third Mondays throughout 2019.