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Library News

This week we added zines about radical Barnumbia, a retired school librarian, filing for unemployment in pandemic times, an AFAB GenXer remembering expecting to grow up to be a man, translations of Ntozake Shange's poems, the program accompanying a Barnard alum's dance installation, quarantine times in Salt Lake City, frustrations with people who don't mask/vax, exercising for health rather than beauty, and coping with the long term impacts of rape.

Activists, including zine makers, took over Zuccotti Park in lower Manhattan in September 2011 to draw attention to economic and other injustices.

With the fall semester right around the corner, we bring you the September 2021 issue of @barnlib. Keep reading for news and highlights from the BLAIS Staff!  

This week we added zines about being sick with Covid, zine culture and community, parenting a teen in quarantine, preparing to return to work at work, political protests during lockdown and complicated ancestry.

This week we added zines critiquing capitalism, anti-Black racism, the patriarchy, hierarchy, imperialism, and time as a construct that rules our lives. The zines are pro affinity, relationship building, mutual aid, and care.

Zoë Webb-Mack (BC '21) is the 2021-2022 Post-Baccalaureate Fellow for the Vagelos Computational Science Center

This week we added zines about sobriety, savagery, the good and the bad, trauma aware tattooing, sex work, queer friendships, radical Filipines, antiviolence work, and zine reviews.

To kick off the last month of summer, we bring you the August 2021 issue of @barnlib. Keep reading for news and highlights from the BLAIS Staff! 

This week we added zines about college life as filtered through Facebook, missing friends in Covid times, South Asian feminism, pandemic behind bars, depression, the aftermath of incest, and patterns for 7-day candle prayers. 

We added zines from Columbia organizations (South Asian Feminisms Alliance and IRWGS que(e)ry collective), daily comics from a middle-aged lesbian cappuccino enthusiast, zines and coloring books from Mexico and Chile about animals, trees, sex, and feminism; an APA citation primer; a zine about a public library, and a 2007 anarchafeminist comp zine from Ireland.

In the heat and humidity of the summer, we bring you the July 2021 issue of @barnlib. Keep reading for news and highlights from the BLAIS Staff!  

Katie Brady (BC '20), Post-Baccalaureate Fellow for the Vagelos Computational Science Center, leaves Barnard to work on software development for a startup whose mission she is very excited about.

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.