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This week we added zines about a year in the life of an artist, screen time, summer in Columbus Ohio, menopause, neighborhood girls, going out vs. staying in, public pancakes, mothering and daughtering, teaching college in Spokane, meanderings, making stuff, zine librarians and pedagogy, along with short stories from Sydney, Australia.

This week we added zines about queer sexuality, community care with regard to work burnout, what men seem to be like, witches and witchcraft, insomnia, dissociation, sewing and fashion, how to abort a fetus, self-care for introverts, the show Once Upon a Time, depressive behaviors in high school (e.g., cutting and bulimia) and poutine.

This week we added zines to our collection about working class queer love for Bruce Springsteen, pay equity, the off-line life of a White Plains couple, audio cassettes, sewing, poutine, dissociation, community reading of the book Educated, sex positivity, fashion, and feminist theory, and a Japanese/English bilingual zine about UK street cats.

Library Dean Jen Green's last day is Wednesday, December 18, 2019.

Zine Librarians and Associate Director Jenna Freedman will be speaking on a panel at the ACRL-NY symposium on December 6, 2019 about creating a Zine Librarian Code of Ethics. 

This month includes welcomes, goodbyes, and congratulations galore for our staff, as well as two installments of the Feminist Film Series and an event to honor Ntozake Shange. 

The Pine Tree Scholars program introduces Barnard and Columbia students to the crafts associated with fine book production, such as typography, letterpress printing, bookbinding, and papermaking, as well as to the rare and art book trades. Most of these sessions include a hands-on component but no prior experience is necessary. All mandatory sessions will take place on Friday afternoons; two optional sessions take place other times.

About 175 students visited the Milstein Center during NSOP this year.