The People’s Library

The People’s Library is a highly collaborative, sustainable and interactive public art project. Using books that would otherwise be thrown away, community members are coming together to design and build a library that can include all of our histories. During the workshop participants will make paper from the recycled books, silk screen title pages and bind the new paper to create blank books. Participants will then have the chance to author their own book which, when finished, will become part of the Main Branch of the Richmond Public Library’s permanent collection. Once finished, the books can be checked out by anyone in the community creating a real and symbolic meeting place for our diverse state. The workshop will begin with a twenty minute presentation about the project, its inspirations, and the permanent installation of the work.

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