Events at the library:
- Spring Yard Sale – Library Fundraiser - ~~Saturday May 18th ~~ 10am – 4pm ~~ 32 Mansfield St. Lower Allston~~ ** Music and movies** ** Books and Zines** **Clothes and Houseware** **Art and Office Supplies** ** brick and / or brack** Share fb event with friends! ~~~All proceeds to benefit the library~~~
- Poety Open Mic and Library Fundraiser - April is National Poetry Month Papercut invites you to the library to check out our new poetry display and to enjoy readings by Antonio Ochoa, Jesse Mack, and maybe you? We’ll also be raising some funds for our dear library, so there will be delicious baked goods for sale and opportunities to donate. Hope to [...]
- Mail Art Zine Release and Maker Meetup - This December we’ll be celebrating the release of a new mail art zine by PZL friend Marissa Falco, and creating some radical postal creations of our own. Originally conceived as a means for teaching young mail-art makers about the rules of the post office, the Parcel Ghost quickly took on an afterlife of his own. [...]
Musical performances taking place at the Democracy Center have been facilitated or booked by Papercut Librarians throughout our history; they have provided a safe and inclusive, alcohol-free space for people of all ages to participate in the local music scene. Our shows have also served as a major fund-raising tool for various non-profits from the Greater Boston area. Some of these organizations include Bikes Not Bombs, Boston Skillshare,CISPES, Pets in Need, and AIDS Action Committee.
In 2007, Papercut linked up with local college radio station,Record Hospital, in booking several shows, as well as a small festival. Independent labels such as Ride the Snake have also collaborated with the library, even publishing a quarterly zine to go along with select record releases.
Papercut’s other events have included various zine readings as well as showings of independent movies. We hope to expand further in providing interactive workshops in zine-making and independent publishing.
We are also known to host an occasional rummage sale to raise funds, and this past spring we held our first Bake-Off, with delicious pies from many of our patrons!
Although the library itsself tends to be our focus, librarians strive to host a wide range of events and activities in order to reach out to the various interests of our patrons.