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    We have circulating zine kits! They contain:

    2 glue sticks
    2 magazines or catalogs
    8 extra fine markers in assorted colors
    Ambidextrous scissors
    Plastic bone folder
    Stencil set
    Zine kit zine

    This week we added zines about a Canadian quarantining in Mexico, a summer of a historically straight women pursuing and being pursued by women, queering classics, dealing with a broken wrist, fatphobia and self love, raw and vegan cooking, and vintage clip art collages.

    Since December 3, 2021 the Barnard Archive Reading Room has been decorated with T-shirts lining the walls and hanging alongside each other in racks. The T-shirts are curiously older than most of the students walking around on campus today and hung collectively here they tell a unique story of their owners, the collection they currently reside in, and feminist political activism as a whole.

    This week we're adding photography zines made by zine assistant Grace Li BC '24. The zines depict people, dogs, and scenes in Barcelona, Beijing, New Hampshire, and other locations.

    This week we added zines about working in domestic violence shelters, eating disorder and other body issues, women traveling solo in South America, sex, sluttiness, sex work, feminism in Poland, witchcraft and elders, and Barnard Zine Club members writing and art on the theme of "return."

    We added zines documenting one artist's life in zines and experiencing racist microaggressions in her day to day, along with a nine-year-old girl's guide to cat-having and thoughts about delayed onset homosexuality.

    Meet one of the Zine Library's new assistants!

    This week we added zines about quarantine, chronic illnesses, tarot, Covid mourning, Covid parenting, mad zining, loving your own body, and going offline, and interviews with radical librarians and technologists.

    With Valentine's Day approaching, we want folks to know that there's a place in the zine library for people who aren't interested in sex and/or romantic love.

    This week we added zines about feminism and anger, suicide prevention, a white 100-year-old antiracist activist, mangosteens and durian, the likes and dislikes of a roller derby skating Australian librarian, a Portland OR college women's empowerment group. and a Canadian college student's loves: cooking and the CBC.

    We added zines from a senior visual art thesis, activities to do in the rain, alternative back pain treatments, and reflections on the Universal Human Rights Declaration 70 years later by youth of color.

    Today we added zines about WBAR and the DHC and zines donated by Bitch Media about feminism, navigating life with a facial deformity, menstruation, sex trafficking, scams, and waiting for health news.

    This week we added zines about revolution, DIY radio, 1996 computer geekery, feminist health, reproductive rights, a mass kidnapping and likely murder in Mexico, and sobriety in punk/activist scenes.

    This week we added zines about cooking and family lore, crafting, feminism, sex, walking while femme, riot grrrl music, library work and culture, and the New Zealand zine scene.