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Welcome to the June 2020 issue of @barnlib. BLAIS full-time staff are working from as far north as Vermont and as far south as Georgia. From our homes to yours...enjoy!

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.