• Author: Brittany
  • Published: Feb 1st, 2015

2015 Winter Events Round Up!

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Despite the snow, Papercut has kept very busy with events this winter! Here’s a recap of all of the ziney fun and some events to look out for this month:

In December we had our annual POC Zine Project fundraiser, an event where we shared, swapped, and promoted zines by POC authors.

That same month, we also had a zine release and reading for a collab zine called “Heart & Home.” This event was a cookie swap and functioned as PZL’s annual holiday party. All of the proceeds for this event also went to the POC Zine Project.

All together, our December events raised over $130 for the POCZP!

As for upcoming events, on February 19th we’re having another zine release and reading for Liz: The Zine 3! The theme of the zine is “Why I’m here,” and it’s submission based. (You can email submissions of art, poetry, photography, short essays, and pretty much anything else that tickles your fancy to lizthezine@yahoo.com by February 4th!)

The Liz: The Zine 3 event will be a reading and potluck dinner, so bring your favorite comfort foods!

See y’all soon! Keep warm and stay in touch <3

Repro Health and ZINES! Saturday!

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Saturday May 28th, 2PM at the Somerville Public Library!

Another in Papercut Zine Library’s workshop series, magnanimously funded by the Somerville Arts Council, this time held uphill from Papercut at Somerville Public Library.

Even with the advent of the internet, zines remain one of the best sources of non-corporate reproductive health information. Our presenters will hold an open discussion, bring some of Papercut’s impressive holdings on menstruation, fertility, abortion, contraception, some props, show and tell, and several decades of experience with enduring and treating everything from cramps to yeasties to UTIs, BV and more! Info sharing fest.

This is as real as it gets!

Note: we will be talking about vulvae, vaginae, cervices & uteri because that’s what we know and got. Our expert presenters have lived with these parts for 75 years and have been menstruating for 40 of them. Funsies!

Bonus: you can follow us downhill after the workshop and imbibe the full amazingness of Papercut till 7PM.

On the facebook.

Hardcore Punk Photo Exhibit @Papercut, Opening 3/20

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Papercut will be hosting it’s very first photography exhibit, curated by your’s truly! (ahem, Kimberly speaking; resident hardcore-punk enthusiast/zine librarian…)

Reid Haithcock, Dan “Future-Breed” Gonyea, Angela Owens, Todd Pollock  and Tim O’Connell will all be showing photos they’ve taken at shows in (and around) Massachusetts. Prints might be available as well for anyone interested, with a portion of the proceeds going towards PZL.

Angela Owens has also produced a zine for this event, “Hardcore Paparazzi,” which will be available for $2 this month at Papercut, featuring her own  photos as well as some of Dan and Reid’s.

The opening/Zine Release is next Sunday, 3pm-8pm. There will be  rootbeer floats and snacks, of course. I’ll also be raffling off a gift certificate to Armageddon, a new punk Record Store in Harvard Square! Zine readings, storytelling and of course our favorite hardcore records will be played throughout the event. This is completely free, and participation is encouraged!

If you can’t make the opening, the show will be up from this week until April 11, and the library is open from 2pm-7pm Saturday, Sunday and Monday. If you want to come on a weekday, drop me a line and I’ll gladly open the library for a group if I’m around. The artists are very proud of what they put up, and it’s the first time most of them have ever shown their photos in this way, so please come out and support them!

–We also have a bunch of hardcore zines which will be on display
throughout the month, all of which can be checked out or simply read at
the library. Everything from current/2000′s to classics ranging back from
the early 1980′s. Local and international. Seriously, these don’t get
looked at nearly enough compared to the other categories, in my opinion,
and I’m adding new stuff every day.

More info, and the ability to RSVP to this event can be found on Facebook

Or you can send us a message and we’ll get back to you shortly after.

Hope to see you soon!

Rad Dad Zine Comes to Papercut!

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Upcoming film screening! 1966 surrealist Czech flick, Daisies

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Friday, February 18th this is happening!  7PM at the library!

Two young women team up and prank the world in this surrealist, arguably feminist film. Banned by the Czech government, this is 74 minutes of awesome.

We sent out that survey a while back asking what you wanted to see us to do, and y’all said movies. So come out and watch this! We’ll bring the snacks and you should feel free to bring donations of $2-20. We won’t turn you away for lack of moneyz, but we certainly won’t down larger donations, either– rent’s gotta get paid somehow!

Assuming this goes well, we’re gonna try this thing where each month a different librarian picks and organizes a movie night. Adrienne starts us off with this tribute to rebellion grrrl style.DIE DIE DIE

Zines and Records Distro Fair Recap!

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My friend Dan (http://www.future-breed.com/) took a bunch of great pictures of our event yesterday at The Democracy Center in Harvard Sq.! Thanks to everyone who came out, bought stuff or tabled. This was an amazing fair, and I’m so happy that you could all be a part of it.

If anybody has video, photos, or other media from the event, please email us via the contact button above. Now for the pictures!

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Benefit show at our old location WEDNESDAY!

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Wounded Knees
The New and Very Welcome
Chris North (of The Points North)
Nick Leonard

Please come out, support, and hear some great music!
We also will be selling pizza and Papercut patches and stuff.

Thank you so much,
The Papercut Librarians

RSVP on Facebook!

Rifrakted! A Night of Music and Art @PZL


JOIN US for a night of art and music at the PAPERCUT ZINE LIBRARY!

Artwork from the RIFRAKT Artists Collective on display and for sale!
Complimentary brand new issue of the RIFRAKT ZINE for everyone!

Musical performances by:
THE LOW TIDE (Ben, Blaz, Aaron, and Johanna)

Artwork by:
Leah Cunningham
Stephanie Goode
Carolyn Hulbert
Nicholas Kent
Aaron Morris
Chris O’Neill
Nora Richardson
Erich Roehre
Jessica Weatherwax
Lisa Yanni
and guest artists Jamie Donnelly and Johanna Pabst

Suggested donation: $6-10


Not Your Typical Library: A Sprout Spaghetti Dinner

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We are honored to be presenting at our very first Sprout Dinner!

Sorry about the late notice, but we just weren’t sure about the snow.

We all know what public libraries are and that they’re in trouble. Even in Somerville, we’re hearing about the funding battles and support campaigns underway. At this month’s sprout spaghetti dinner, we’re going to look at a different set of libraries and library services–not your typical libraries. Maybe they don’t traffic in books; maybe they aren’t run by the government; maybe they’re just bookcases in someone’s living room. Whatever it is that sets these libraries apart, we want to hear their stories and how they handle issues that we traditionally associate with Public Libraries: access, censorship, safety, sharing, curation, and more.

Our performers will include ::
+ Sara Peattie and The Puppet Free Library
+ Heather McCann and The Boston Radical Reference Collective
+ personal monologues sharing small-scale libraries in people’s homes and workplaces
+ Anna Mudd and other members of The Papercut Zine Library
+ with music from The Moondog Madrigal & The Spaghetti Dinner House Band

We sincerely hope that you can make it out, in spite of the snow! (You do not want to miss our dance routine…)

Papercut’s Holiday Party! 12/18


You are invited! Come out to our “One-Pager Holiday Rager” and swap home-made one-page zines* with other zine enthusiasts. There will be holiday-esque treats as well as some live music!

Hope to see you there! Click to RSVP on Facebook

*What is a one-page zine? Just what it implies! It can be any size or shape, though they are typically 8.5″x11″ or 8.5″x14″. It can be all pictures, or have text. It can be about any topic you like! There will be staplers and tape out if anyone would like to compile the ones they receive into one zine at the end.

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