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Fridays are my dedicated cataloging days, but today I sneaked off to meet a colleague's new itty-bitty baby. That means I'll catch up Saturday and probably Sunday, too. I'll mostly be continuing to work my way through Keight's mighty collection donation. 

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40 Cats Drinking 40s photo from Ventricular Projects blog. For some reason I thought this was an appropriate Labor Day-themed image. 

This weekend I've added zines I bought or traded for at Pete's Mini Zine Fest and the Librarians and Archivists to Palestine thank you perk zine. 

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This weekend is going to be hella ziney, even for a zine librarian:

Friday--8 hours of zine cataloging
Saturday--5 hours of tabling at Pete's Mini Zine Fest
Sunday--3 hours of assembling and packaging the Librarians and Archivists to Palestine thank you perk zine

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We wanted to know how zine makers feel about our library making copies of their zines or portions of their zines for remote researchers and prison inmates, so we made a survey. If you make a zine now or have done so in the past, would you consider filling out the survey for us? It should take fewer than five minutes of your time. The survey will close on Wednesday, August 28th, 2013.

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It's back to cataloging zines from Keight Bergmann's gift. Hello again, 1990s!


Photo from Keight's Flickr stream.

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Pete's mini zine fest is coming up - and it's ALL OVER THE INTERTRONS.

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Our International Zine Library Day event started off slow, but picked up speed around 2pm. 

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Got a story to share? Interested in women's sexual health? Submit something to issue 2 of The Orgasm Zine!

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Do you dig art, food, and live music? Check out the Scraps Magazine Release Party in Queens! (easily acessible, right next to the 7 train) The Facebook event is here. It's going to be a great time!

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Happy Sunday, zinesters! If you participated in Booklyn's 24-Hour Zine Challenge, I hope that you are feeling productive and accomplished right now.

Today's featured zine is That Girl #13. Kelli gives a detailed account of her difficult pregnancy, which she endured while completing a master's thesis. Talk about stressful! She was in the hospital for 65 days and her newborn son was in intensive care for 70 days. The author is not afraid to delve into some of the scarier parts of having a baby that don't always get mentioned in traditional pregnancy literature. It's a great story and I reccommend it to anyone.

Photo from Portland Button Works. You can buy a copy of the zine there! Also avaliable on Etsy.

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You know the feeling of emptiness that you get immediately after finishing a good read? I heard someone refer to that as a "book hangover" once and thought that was a pretty great name for the feeling.

Today's zine is one of those personal zines that will give you a "book hangover" at the end. (Take note that this highly recommended zine comes with a trigger warning). Malcriada is a well-written and very personal story of surviving childhood sexual abuse. The author also writes about her difficulty she experiences with her Latina identity while living in a culture that demands assimilation.

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