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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."

This week we added zines about JK Rowling's take on transgender women, Asian Pacific American students at Barnumbia, Mexican women artists, how to make zines, nudity in court, animated gifs, and a woman mourning her grandfather while eating a box of Godiva chocolate truffles. Four of the zines are in Spanish.

This week we added zines and comics about quarantine life, digital horror, queer teenhood and Heavens to Betsy, scenes from nature, mental health in librarianship and archives, constraint, Asian American activism, and zines made by Athena Center's Leadership in Action teens from around the world.  

This week we added zines about dating and going about your life while being gender-nonconfirming and polyamorous, soda fandom, tips for relaxation, a genderqueer Chicanx artist's gay root, and evidence-based medicine and its friends.

This week we added zines about the beginnings of hope as people are starting to get vaccinated, chronic illness likened to vampirism, queer and trans students of color at Barnumbia, nephrotic syndrome, building community through zine workshops, the band Idlewild, and a sketchy zine about justice for accusers and the accused of intimate violence.

We added zines about Zoom life, giving birth during the pandemic, work and depression for a librarian in North Carolina, dating and harassment, a Singaporean and Hong Konger in New York missing dim sum, return-to-work anxiety and non-monogamous dating, a quarantine birthday, a Black incarcerated woman in the mid-twentieth century, and Japanese feminism.

We added zines about Blasian women icons, Barnard first year pandemic experiences and TV picks, antisemitism in the US, quarantine life for a roller derby playing librarian in Australia, a daily photography project, and fascism in New Zealand.                                                  .

We added zines by Big Problems students about quarantine life, 2020 music, survival tips, schooling from home, and K-Pop and a photography zine by a long-time zine maker documenting her 2020.

We've added zines about quarantine life for a Korean-American mother and daughter, reflections on friendship about ten years out from undergrad, nonbinary identity, humor and popular culture from a Beverly Hills perspective, how your cell phone is spying on you, and older zines about making one's punk, fat, queer, or gender nonconforming or way in the world, along with a button and zine catalog.

We added zines about police brutality against Black women, Singaporean food, quarantine life through photographs, residual brain fog from Covid, how to build an art collective, connecting with nature during lockdown, and International Women's Day and teen feminism in Greece, a personal sports history, and collage art.

We added zines from Big Problems: Making Sense of 2020 classes, including a letter of critique, a pandemic film list, DIY survival guides, and zines by non-Barnard creators about third culture kids, 2021 resolutions, coronavirus parenting, popular culture, and a zine on the Black Lives Matter movement by a zine returning after a 21-year hiatus.

We added zines about equity in education, fast fashion, empathy, monuments (in English and Spanish), quarantine time, Keanu Reeves in conversation with Pema Chödrön, an American in Germany, an Ohio housewife who has had it with Donald Trump, and overthrowing your job.

This week we added zines by students in Barnard's Pre-College Program in the Young Women's Leadership Initiative (YWLI) track offered by the Athena Center and the latest issue of the Barnard Zine Club zine, Sticks & Stones #19: Found. The YWLI zines confront inequities and injustice in education, stereotypes, gun violence, discrimination against transgender people, reproductive justice, quaggas, and the general blight of capitalism.

We added zines about dating, sex, breakups, touring with a band, traveling around African countries, hapa and mixed race identities, the joys of laying out a zine using real scissors and glue, and poems about losing your mother in your 20s.

This week we added zines about a Kinsey 5 girl falling in love with a man while studying abroad in France, a Spanish lesbian in Montréal writing in English and French, DIY reproductive health with herbs, reproductive justice, the masculine and feminine in punk,  and how to make paper stars (thereby soothing your soul).

This week we added zines about navigating holidays with family, solo living during quarantine, police budgets in Connecticut related to percentage of white residents, making music when you can't practice with your band, pandemic life for middle schoolers in Abu Dhabi, the US election, and Onion-like stories from a US expat in Berlin.

This week we added zines about famous people who share the same name, feeling the sad, pandemic coping for kids, quarantine life in Berlin (The Onion style), queer quarantine TV choices, female-bodied genderqueer femme gay boi Gemini rising identity, and ex-boifriends.

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. 

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.

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.

This week we added quaranzines about Black Lives Matter, the deep web, protest safety, getting your 💩 together, things that matter during quarantine, and CUNY's pandemic response.

This week we added quarantine zines about Black womanhood, longing for home, socially distant friend interactions, decluttering, queer historical hookups, free stores, inside life, and how working class family members are dealing with essential work, and an air dancer flip book.

This week we added zines about the pandemic driving people to kombucha, dolphin drawing, staying inside, consuming a lot of media, attempting to care for themselves, and embracing it as a boon for neurodiverse introverts, as well as a screed by an Irish lesbian affirming her sexuality, which apparently you have to do in Ireland.

This week we added zines about how introverts would design the working world (our moment has arrived!), grim reaper problems, wearing a face mask with glasses, Starbucks worker pandemic life, essential worker life, thirsty queer sailors from the USNS Comfort, pandemic librarianing in Australia, and isolation...with a partner.

This week we added a lot of zines that are about the ups and downs of quarantine life--and one zine about having impostor syndrome in comedy improv.

This week we added zines about going to school from going to school from twelve hours in the future, T-shirts worn during quarantine, Asian American coronavirus experiences, London street scenes, what the coronavirus is and how to deal with it (in English and español), a vision of the future if we minimize global warming, zines purchased during the pandemic, the passing of a beloved cat during the early days of social distancing, and body image during the crisis: don't diet!

We've added ten new pandemic zines this week. They're about making the best of things, Zooming art school, how life is different under quarantine, how ventilators work, isolated living, what skateboarders in the UK are doing to occupy their time, weekly news rundowns, meditating while Black, and what service workers in PDX are up to while they're unemployed.

This week added ten more COVID-19 zines to our collection. They are about the politics of face masks in Hong Kong, how quarantine looks to a cat (stop touching my touch beans!), home office problems, parents observing social distance, parenting a kindergartner while quarantined, growing seeds, what's good and bad about social distancing, neighborhood mutual (in German), and rural life for a working class Columbia alum, plus boredom tweets collaged over a SimCity background by an artist from Istanbul.

We're adding zines to our COVID-19 collection about the greater implications of festivals like Coachella being canceled, quarantine life, fantasizing about life after quarantine, the massive scope of the coronavirus, how to upcycle food waste, annoying neighbors, giving up shaving body hair because of social isolation, a small moment of connection with a stranger, and despite being in a privileged position, being overwhelmed with feelings.

We added zines about quarantine rituals, the view from the kitchen window, missing and not missing the outside world, boredom, and mindfulness practices.

We added COVID-19 zines about staying home, anxiety shopping, shopping anxiety, political rage, sharing snack bounty, food fantasies, boredom, Easter memories, and how childhood poverty and trauma affect a person in time of crisis.

We're adding zines about anti-Asian racism and the model minority myth, parenting kids and being away from your aging parents during quarantine, social closeness, missing people and things while maxing out on mass media, missing one's bagelry, taking responsibility for complicity, migrant farmworkers' conditions during the coronavirus, a mother's sexy self, and having hope for the future.

This time we added zines about Barnard Bartending (RIP), witchery, failure, microaggressions, midlife crises, a breakup, eating disorders and addiction, things that make you happen, and vegan eating and Xicanx identities.

This week we add zines about urban gardening, putting food on a tray for an isolating family member, COVID-19 coping strategies, feeling the crushing weight of the world, US healthcare challenges, making a Passover Seder for one, longing for love while isolated, moving during quarantine, facial expressions hidden by masks, anger at the state of US politics and ICE activities, and evolving isolation thoughts, along with a collective zine by roommates detailing their life under quarantine, including riding the subway and food insecurity.

We're adding zines to our library about Millennial lyfe, sober bicycle touring, Unitarianism, queer/trans bible study, quarantine activities, acupuncture practice and Orientalism, missing college during quarantine, being an academic librarian as the shut down began, and moving from Indiana to Arizona, along with poems by a trans man imagining boyhood.

This time we added zines about COVID19 care among Asian American feminists, wearing masks in Hong Kong and the US, COVID19 self-care practices among yoga practitioners, what is in anthropomorphic paintings from the US National Gallery of Art's hearts, gardening with youth at Rikers, mushrooms, and the database Sci-Hub.

This week we added zines about mask making, social distance, handling the pandemic badly, anti-Asian racism, tarot in times of trauma, a Soviet engineer, the quest for perfect skin, and targeted ads on Facebook.

Today we're added zines about tween love, Latina artists, rage against childhood bullies, rage against Brett Kavanaugh, self-acceptance, dating, reading, revenge porn, board games, and mujer life.

This week we added zines about disability and sexuality, a residency in the Arctic, protest signs, fertility awareness, mujer life, vaginal ecology, and a trip to Japan, along with Beatles-inspired fiction, a witchy 2019 calendar, and a photo file of protest signs.

This week we added zines about kicking synthetic hormone birth control, Hurricane Irma, sex, dropping out of high school and homeschooling, general punkness, and artist's model life, and erotic fiction about the NSA.

This week we added zines about COVID-19, early 1990s riot grrrliness, rape, banana slugs, lesbians, 1990s popular culture, and sexism in the 1990s punk scene, along with short stories about the Midwest.

This week we added zines about grandmothers, zine fests, Kate Middleton, ways to conserve resources, kittens, visiting Portland (Oregon), IMATS, heart unfelt apologies, riot grrrl, mental health in library staff, and a queer teen about to start school at Hampshire in the early 1990s.

This week we added zines about snorkeling with eels, mental health in the library profession, zine life (with zine reviews). We also cataloged 11 zines made for Wendy Schor-Haim's First Year Seminar on witches.

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.

This week we added zines about other zines, digital assistants and other smart technology, sex work legislation, cybernetics, screen names, wearable tech, and podcasting.

This week we added zines about the erasure of language, Tibetan exiles in India, violence against women, animal rights, getting involved with a cat (and her lesbian human), and the importance of school libraries, DIY DJing instructions, and a three-piece comic noir series.

This week we added zines about feminism, psychedelic drugs, being a teenage zine star, Trump administration survival strategies, patriarchal language construction, working in a library, food, good times with former Barnard Archivist Shannon O'Neill, and library cataloging.

This week we added zines about community care, avalanches in Chile, the security state, mother-son travel in Italy, hiking, women's self-defense, Barnard Life/NSOP 2018, the horrors of monogamy, studying abroad while low-income and accessing textbooks while low-income and photographs of Chilean women and flowers.

This week we added zines about feminist pedagogy, femmes in STEM, heavy metal in Ecuador, Nigerian email scams, people who love yonis, family and the disabled transgirl, stares and the disabled trans girl, teaching while distraught about Trump, and Ecuadoran girl problems.

This week we added zines about being transgender and disabled, the punk scene in Ecuador in the early 2000s, zine and other special collections at DePaul, MICA, Hennepin County, and other Minnesota libraries, gentrification in the Bronx, a disabled person's visit with their grandma, the significance of names to Barnard students, teaching with zines, Rocket from the Crypt fandom, and teaching with zines.

This week we added zines about masturbation, Team Dresch fandom and growing up queer, growing up Salvadoran, secrets, sex work, aging, growing up Hindu, this year's NYC Feminist Zinefest, last year's QTPOC Sister Spit tour, traveling in Japan, living in San Francisco, and behing a tourist in Europe.

This week we added zines about Columbia Lit Hum, the zine collection at Lehman College, mental illness and recovery, queer kink, misogyny in the Trump administration, child rheumatoid arthritis, a break-up, zine pedagogy, and turn-of-the-21st-century teen feminism. 

This week we added zines about ableist microaggressions, femme culture, the dark side of technology, camping, Asian American heritage, meeting Ursula Le Guin, popular culture, Quechua, Quechua for kids, dating and being slovenly, making really good cappuccinos, living in polyamory, and eating in Brazil.

This week we added zines about capitalism, cell phone filmmaking, Columbia trying to privatize a public park, femme art, shrinking cis men to pocket size, letter-writing, self-defense (in Spanish), how an incarcerated woman feels about being rehabilitated, dating and breaking up, being a sick witch, Tejana queers, and a comic about hot dogs and the 2018 NYC Feminist Zinefest program. 

This week we added zines about a Brooklyn College student protest, MICA's Decker Library erotic and zine collections, body hair, fire cider, friendship, critical information literacy, mullein, fears, a strange illness, disconnecting from news in Trump America, cats, and breastfeeding.

This week we added zines about anarchafeminists, microaggressions against women, having a parent with Alzheimer's disease, activism for girls, critical fashion studies, making art from scraps, working as a library clerk, an early 20th century Chinese immigrant woman, personal demons, and queer southerners, along with love poems and instructions for screenprinting in the Design Center.

This week we added zines about seeing shows, mental health in librarianship, an LA life in daily comics, a college student in Virginia, a college student in Canada, endless rain in Puget Sound, and feminist high schoolers' art and flash fiction about twentysomething life. 

This week we added zines about books, weather balloons, zine workshops, phallic fruits and vegetables, the Memphis College of Art zine collection, data privacy, parenting a kindergartener, feminist pop culture, self-care, in-between times, sexting, and 1996 punk culture.

This week we added zines about Korean skincare, punk skincare, high school friends becoming Nazis and/or amounting to nothing, pet cats, tales from a ska musician, depression, and gender dysmorphia. 

This week we added zines about a pet dog, raising a son under the patriarchy, memories of Puerto Rico, traveling solo as a sober lesbian, Transistor fan art, being queer and Muslim, youth protests, queerness and disability, fat feminism, and mental health.  

This week we added zines to our library about bicycle-riding with a four-year-old, the attack on Kim Kardashian, brujeria, hirsuteness, reading preferences, Native people in punk scenes, life off the gender binary, coming out to a Muslim immigrant mom, bicycling while brown, a DIY zine en español, and a "review zine with perzine tendencies."

This week we added zines about Filipinx experiences, late 20th century popular culture, natural Black hair, contemporary and historical Native experiences, bros in punk, Sailor Moon, Pacific Island experiences, immigrant assimilation, gender identity, touring while mentally ill, and hot trans people. 

This week we added zines about food and family, academic burnout, ADHD, beloved items of clothing, dreams of being an astronaut, platonic love, art clubs at Barnumbia, what "party" means to Barnard Zine Clubbers, Bette Davis, zines from a 2000 alternative press fair, Mary Tyler Moore Show fandom, memories, and self-care techniques.

This week we added zines about intersectional feminism, Frida Kahlo, teenage girlhood, zine libraries in Utah and California, creativity starters, the Long Beach Zine Fest, and DIY zines about journalism and zines.

This week we added zines about POC parenting in PDX in the age of Trump, lady beer drinking, dating men on the internet, librarianing, living with disabilities, making library exhibits, riding the rails with Amtrak, teen intersectional feminism, the Wellcome Library zine collection, sexual assault, and getting married in Long Beach, CA.

This week we added zines about the movie The Craft and the author's relationship with witchcraft, things a 3.5 year old tells her mother, depression, Saturday Night Live fandom and the early World Wide Web, 19th century Irish nationalist Anna Parnell, feminism on the UIUC campus, a water park in Salt Lake, zine making, and a love for Texas.

This week we added zines about moving, dating, San Francisco, mail art, Christmas with the family, feminism in the age of Trump, unrecommended books, a bad zine tour experience, and punk studies.

This week we added zines about likes, Emily Dickinson's sexuality, Blackness and the internet, women art subjects, Frida Kahlo, teenage feminism, the emotional aftermath of sexual assault, perimenopause, sailor sexuality, comfort women, a Jewish holocaust survivor, bisexuals of color, feminist spaces, and vegans of color. 

This week we added zines about Gwyneth Paltrow's Goop, SASEs, making and teaching with zines, teen feminism, urban education, agricultural sustainability, male pregnancy, Nicolas Cage, and sex negativity. 

This week we added zines about Les Miserables, radical politics and kink, friendship, vegan straightedge posi queers, where intersex meets Star Trek, the Barnard Archives, and high school environmentalism, and a review zine. 

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This week we added zines about patriarchy in left movements, wanting to be somewhere else, anger and regret, weight loss, gender identity, crushes, comics-making, death and depression, anarchists in Palestine, disordered eating, online dating, transgender people, pornography, and suicide, and an anti-Zionist Passover haggadah.

The 2018 Disorientation Guide, IMATS & Media Center, Sticks & Stones #14: Nostalgia, and What's Your Role: Barnard Sustainability First Year Guide 2018

This week we added zines to our library about Black women and fashion history, parenting a five-year old, being a person of color in predominantly white activist communities, kink and radical politics, Candy Darling, friendship, growing up queer, bicycle touring, and punk culture, as well as tiny poems about food, recipes, and life advice from a Toronto art exhibit. 

This week we added zines to our collection about baby versions of Ann Coulter, Betsy DeVos, and Tomi Lahren, a Black Lives Matter protest, Latinx punks, being bullied, childhood loves and fears, the Michigan Womyn's Music Festive, depression, antisemitism, and teaching high school, and daily comics from a long-time LA zinester, a zine of zine reviews.

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This week we're adding zines to our collection about Buffy the Vampire Slayer, taking public transportation, menstruating, a zine reading going badly, depression and self-doubt post suicide attempt, feminist rage, touring with Sister Spit, Kellyanne Conway, and Mark Zuckerberg, and daily comics from an animal lover, daily comics about travel, and a 1993 mail art directory with a link to full text on a BBS. 

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This week we added zines about heavy music, pleasing immigrant parents, long bus rides, shorter bus rides, growing up Catholic, teaching high school English in Chicago, 1990s popular culture, and dating, along with international mail art and a reprint of a one-act play about lesbians of yore plus an interview with the playwright.

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This week we added zines to our collection about sex, sexy times, 1990s sex chat room culture, a 1998 NYC zine fest, and bad jobs, along with erotic fiction, sex zine catalogs, photo zines, and 1990s musician interviews, including Jane Wiedlin.

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This week we added zines about PTSD in Harry Potter, librarians, resistance in the age of Trump, finding friends in fiction, pornography, stripping, depressed girls in love with demons, and soda fandom. 

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This week we added zines to our collection about accordion playing and players, food and environmentalism, 1990s Canadian feminism, and a short story about a romantic relationship and several issues of the Columbia Philolexian Society's publication. 

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This week we added zines about finances in the age of Trump, the zine library at Franklin and Marshall, a year in the life of a 44-year-old vegan and mother, NYC philia, celebrity memoirs, red heads, a new riot grrrl zine distro, boy bands, heartbreak, and feminism, along with a zine review zine, a  collection of six-word stories, and a crafty ladies calendar.

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This week we added zines to our collection about crafting, haunted houses, dating, popular culture, ill health, a Taishan grandmother's history, safer sex for trans woman, and friends, along with daily comics by a Californian and interview with zine makers

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This week we added zines about Lit Hum, crafting and spirituality, Christmas, home projects, a peeping Tom landlord, a zoo gorilla, daily detritus, a hungry homeless person, and book recommendations.