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Your Story, Our Community: Create Your Storybook with Sushmita Mazumdar

December 4 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Join artist, educator, and Columbia Pike Documentary Project team member Sushmita Mazumdar for a special program exploring the human connections exemplified in the Library’s current exhibition, “Columbia Pike: Through the Lens of Community”, a unique display of photographs celebrating the extraordinary cultural diversity found within a single community in Northern Virginia.

Mazumdar will show program participants how to make handmade house-shaped storybooks inspired by both the people in the photographs and their own lives. Her signature storybooks encourage us to think about how we write our own stories and how we can share them with others.

Each storybook will be displayed on a City of Stories Installation, representing how each person’s story is a piece of the place in which we all live. This event is free and open to the public. Participants will be able to take a copy of their storybook home.

Columbia Pike originated in the 19th century as a toll road connecting rural Virginia with the nation’s capital. Today, the Columbia Pike corridor is one of the most culturally diverse communities in the nation, and possibly in the world. More than 130 languages are spoken in Arlington County, with the densest concentration along the Pike. Unlike in many parts of the world, or even in our own country, however, the stunningly diverse group of people—representing every continent—who live and work there do so in relative harmony.

No registration required. For more information, contact Elizabeth Klaczynski at elizabeth.klaczynski@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3536.


December 4
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Event Type:
Library of Virginia
Chesterfield County
Open to the public:


800 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23219 United States
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