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We're having a belated Zine Library Day event here at Barnard Library on Wednesday, July 31st from 11-5.

There will be a Zine Reading at 2:00, and Zinedora (like Pandora, but for zines) recommendation booths all day. The event is held in colaboration with the POC Zine Project.

Come get some vegan snax and make zines with us. And keep an eye out for our neon colored posters! You literally can't miss them.

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Booklyn Artists Alliance is having a 24-Hour Zine Event starting Saturday, July 27th! Described as an "OVERNIGHT ZINE FACTORY / SLUMBER PARTY / MEDIA JAM," this is one party that you don't want to miss!

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Barnard Library, 1st floor 11am-5pm. Snacks & supplies provided.

All are welcome!

In cahoots with the POC Zine Project and Booklyn Artists Alliance.

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--A zine is something I do because I have something to say and I don't care who sees it as long as it's out there.
 
--Being a feminist has nothing to do with my armpits or my sexuality (both are fine, thanks for asking).
 
--Being a feminist is NOT man-bashing. Got that? (Though I wonder if so many people ask me that because male-oriented things are usually so ferociously unfriendly and demeaning to women. Don't judge me by the boys' rules, okay? I'm a human, treat me that way.) It's working for pesky things like equal pay for equal work, abortion access, helping battered women, affirmative action, welfare rights, birth control, daycare, ending racism, healing rape victims -- there's no fucking time for man-bashing. Don't I wish there was.
 
Sarah Manvel. Virago #2. July 1996. Page 3.

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I have the day off from work, so I'm getting started on tomorrow's cataloging a little early. What better way to celebrate freedom from tyranny than spending the day with radical, independent self-publications by girls and women?


Webpage screenshot of an online exhibit Melissa Jones made based on an installation by Julie Turley.

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And now for something completely different, I'm cataloging zines from Keight Bergmann's personal collection, plus a few from through the transom and the internet. 

Also, today is Insurance Awareness Day, apparently. Insert derisive comment on the health insurance industry and US healthcare here. 

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I've been adding zines to the library's online system and sometimes labelling and describing them leads to some pretty hilarious entries in the database. Here are a few of my favorites...

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I know I've expressed excitement about the first two zine classes I worked with this week, but I've still got lots enthusiasm left for Laura Ciolkowski of IRWAG's "Reading the Body" students. It's great collaborating with our girl friends across the street!

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We are excited to host Sara Marcus's Pre-College Program class "Documenting the Present: the Art of Attention."

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Marie Lovrod, from the University of Saskatchewan is bringing her Representation, Embodiment and the City women's studies students to the Barnard Zine Library for some zine handling!

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Speaking of Mimi Thi Nguyen, she'll be doing a zine reading the day after Refashioning Race, Gender, and Economy. Info on her zine reading can be found here.

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On June 25th, join MOCA and the A/P/A Institute at NYU for a conversation about the power of social media and other technologies to create platforms for alternative aesthetics and challenge inequitable structures of production. The event features zinester and author Mimi Thi Nguyen with other highly regarded activists.

More info here.

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