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Library News

Hi! I'm Erinma. I'm from Maryland and I am an Urban Studies major with a concentration in Africana Studies.

    After at least eight years of trying to complete a run of Sassy magazine, we finally have all nine volumes on an oversize shelf in the Barnard Library!

    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

    As our Barnard community reconvenes after spring break, we bring you the April 2022 issue of @barnlib. Check out what events are available to you, in addition to news from staff, departments, and centers! 

    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.

    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.

    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.