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This week we added zines about non-electoral activism, policing in libraries, May Day in Austria under quarantine, ICE watch, police abolition, worldwide deities, growth, small sources of joy, and the Black Lives Matter movement in Ireland.

This week we added zines about carceral abolition, asexual crush types, quarantine madness, the ally industrial complex, femme sex workers, alternatives to calling the police, an early 20th century incarcerated Black woman, voting as upholding colonial systems, and science fiction.

This week we added zines from the US and Poland about capitalism and Covid, making political art, building a DIY graywater reclamation hand washing station, 1980s nostalgia, pet cats, affordable routes to home ownership, how the male gaze may influence sexuality, and a late 1980s zine about literature and libraries.

This week we added zines about queer Scottish feminists and the Black Lives Matter movement, archival research on queer addicts, political history of needlecraft, anxiety and depression exacerbated by quarantine, social distancing, teenage girl art and activism, and Ramadan food and activities.

This week we added zines about quarantine life, incarcerated Black and indigenous children and Covid-19, Brussels street pizza, health and queer sexuality in the Midwest, rage at Trump administration pandemic policies, what it's like to be a flight attendant, and procrastinating art making, also a compilation of mail art and a Black hair products coloring book.

This week we added zines and minicomics about quarantine life in New Orleans and Belgium and a DIY zine about caring for others, as well as for yourself. 

Barnard Zine Assistant, Mikako Murphy reviews Indoorsy, a quaranzine series around the themes of the past and present.

As we begin spooky season and reminisce Central Park in autumn, we welcome you to the September/October 2020 issue of @barnlib. Keep reading for news highlights from the BLAIS Staff at Milstein!

This week we added quarantine-themed zines from the US and Australia about anxiety and depression, home projects, cooking and eating, and Zooming to school.

We're recognizing Professor Lozano for her innovative and collaborative 'Radio Immigrante' project! We've also named three runner-ups - Meredith Benjamin, Wendy Schor-Haim, and Cecelia Lie-Spahn - for their work with the Zine library.

This week we added zines about quarantine life for a Finnish woman in the UK, Black women's lives, absorbing the reality of Covid-19 deaths, listening to nature and missing a friend, women activists in US history, why worrying about litter is worrying about the wrong thing, Texas legislative opportunism against abortion access (en español), and My Chemical Romance fandom from queer Zoomers, and an abortion-positive coloring book.

Zine Assistant Rita is sharing her current favorite zine. Even though Rita is home in Los Angeles, she still loves looking through all the new digital zines that the library has acquired. Staying Home by Katherine Liu has been helping Rita get through these uncertain times!

This week we cataloged zines about quarantine and quarantunes, covid zinester times, theater artists under quarantine, a prior pandemic that didn't make headlines when it claimed 100K lives in the US, quarantine activities, popular culture humor, and life in Brooklyn during the war on Black lives.

This week we added zines about crystals, erasers, domestic projects under quarantine, radical student life at Barnard and Columbia, care for Black lives during coronavirus times, spending time alone, keeping police out of libraries, how grief manifests when you don't let it manifest, and how Texas law makers took advantage of quarantine to prevent surgical abortion access.

This week we added zines about how to respectfully ask someone to comply with Covid-19 hygiene guidelines, Black teen girl (and trans and nonbinary) life in quarantine, decarceration, Ahmaud Arbery, the gifts and woes of online teaching, community-mindedness, harnessing grief, and essential workers going on strike.

Sillywish #5 is a zine made by a queer, white 14-year-old in 1996. With creator Ocean Capewell's blessing, we have digitized it and provided you a page-by-page view (with transcriptions for screen readers) of her high school freshman self. She writes about depression, body image, and crushing on a friend (using "they" pronouns when "they" was often used by closeted people to avoid specifying a gender, not nonbinary). Other features include quotes from Saved by the Bell and Susan Sontag, zine reviews, and a page about the riot grrrl band Team Dresch.