Posted by Matthew Moyer on March 9, 2011
It would be an excellent idea if you take a few minutes out of your busy Saturday afternoon and head down to the Five Points Theatre to say goodbye to a titan of poetry, self-publishing, chapbooks, zines, and spoken word in our fair city. You’d better believe that the Zine Committee will be there.
Where and When:
Five Points Theatre
1028 Park Street
This event is free of charge.
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Posted by Josh Jubinsky on February 11, 2011
Thanks again to the students of Jacksonville’s Joe Berg Society for being so interested in the Zine Collection! Hopefully now we’ve got another 80 rad teens stoked on the collection and the library. They had really good questions and checked out some of my favorite zines.
For more information on our new favorite group of high school students, go here.
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Posted by Josh Jubinsky on January 11, 2011
WJXT’s Morning Show did a segment last Saturday with Katie Monnin, who was promoting her book “Teaching Graphic Novels” and her upcoming class for parents and kids at the Main Library. Watch the news segment here.
Get more details about the class in our original post here. The class is Saturday, January 15 from 3-4pm, and you must register to attend!
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Posted by Josh Jubinsky on January 4, 2011
Graphic novels and zines go together like chocolate and marshmallows, not all the time, but when they do – it’s awesome. Especially when it’s involves kids, and the opportunity to get some guidance for you child creating his or her own graphic novel.
On January 15th you and your child have the opportunity to learn why reading graphic novels are “really” reading!
Katie Monnin, one of the most enthusiastic speakers I’ve ever heard (seriously!!), is coming to the Main Library. She’s published two successful books about the literary merits of graphic novels, how to use them in the classroom, and why they rock! As a parent, you get to come learn the who-what-when-why of you and your children reading graphic novels together, and your kids get to come and participate in a graphic novel creation activity.
Parents, sign up today for by calling the Main Library’s Children’s Department at 630-2417.
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Posted by Andrew Coulon on November 5, 2010
Hey friends in Riverside, Willowbranch Library is hosting a party for the 80th anniversary of the branch opening. The Zine Collection will have a small display set up so stop by and check out a few zines. There will be games, arts, crafts and face painting for the kids. Celebrate local history in Riverside and support your public library.
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Posted by Josh Jubinsky on October 9, 2010
Saturday’s Zine Release party was great! Contributors to the zine got a personal copy, and other kids checked out copies of the new issue. Everyone did a short autobiographical comic, and got to help paint some more covers of last month’s Zine Machine. We had some new faces at the program, and they were pretty excited to hear about their comics being part of the library zine.
A few of the new issues are still available for checkout! They are in the Main Library’s Children’s Department. In the graphic section, right by That’s So Raven and Transformers.
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Posted by Josh Jubinsky on October 6, 2010
This Saturday, October 9th, at the Main Library is the Zine Release Party for Issue 4 of ZINE MACHINE! Kids ages 6-12 come use your library card to check out the newest issue of our zine! This issue has some comics about kid’s dream schools as well as descriptions and designs of phones by kids. At the party we’ll also be drawing comics for the next issue and having some killer snacks. It all starts at 2pm.
Zine Machine is a zine created by kids at the Main Library. The class meets every Tuesday in the children’s department at 4pm.
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Posted by Matthew Moyer on September 1, 2010
Here is a list of new items that can be checked out at tonight’s ArtWalk event. We will be set up in front of the Main Library on Laura Street across from Hemming Plaza.
Angry Violist. Vol. 1
Beyond the Porch.
Boing Boing. Vol. 13: Media Culture Brainwash for Now People (Yes, these are the print roots of Boingboing.net).
The Billy Nayer Show. Vol. 1
Brainscan. Vol. 20 : Painting This Town With Memories.
Brainscan. Vol. 23
Caboose. Vol. 4 : The Ridiculous Issue.
Cambodian Grrrl: Self-Publishing in Phnom Penh.
Cometbus. Vol. 34
Dawn of the Fats.
Feedback. Vol. 6
Flipside. Vol. 88
A Given Fancy Book is on Fire.
Jetplane. Vol. 2
Ker-bloom! Vol. 82
Married to the Sea Presents: Mark of Cani – A Story About Ink.
Memoirs of a Queer Hapa. Vol. 2
Milkyboots. Vol. 9
Motorbooty. Vol. 9
Never Any Time For Sleep…
No Better Than Apples. Vol. 6 : Piecemeal
The Obscure Animal Compendium. Vol. 3
Playing Stickball on Company Time
Pocket Book. Vol. 3
Rational Inquirer. Vol. 2
Rational Inquirer. Vol. 6
Rational Inquirer. Vol. 7
Razorcake. Vol. 56
The Reckless Joy of Wattage Unused.
SIP. Vol. 3
Sobstory. Vol. 7
The Spanish Civil War.
Stoked on Spokes: A Community Cycling Resource Guide
Stop Smiling. Vol. 2
Tail Spins. Vol. 30
Tail Spins. Vol. 33
These United States of Annerica.
Under the Volcano. Vol. 47
We’ll Never Have Paris. Vol. 5 : Home
Xtra Tuf. Vol. 5 : The Strike Issue
You Don’t Get There From Here. Vol. 13
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Posted by Andrew Coulon on March 30, 2010
You know you want to be there…..
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Posted by Matthew Moyer on March 12, 2010
Thanks to everyone who participated in and attended our events (a Zine Symposium?) at this year’s Much Ado About Books festival. We had a great response and from what I’ve heard, our events were the best attended of the day. See you next year? Hmmmmm.
The panel went very well with Max Michaels (Movement), Tom Pennington (The Hum), Joe LaChut (Seven Inches To Freedom), and Ian Koss (Ink 19) sumbitting to questions from the moderator and the audience on all manner of topics relating to zines, the realities of independent publishing, online vs. print, and their own work. There was some spirited discussion amongst the authors about online vs. print and how big a zine could be and still be considered a “zine,” but overall it was so great to have a multigenerational meeting of writers who’ve given over such a large part of their lives to zines and recognize the importance of independent publishing.
The reading had a completely different vibe, swinging from irreverant to bawdy to downright biblical at the drop of a hat. John Fahy (of punk zine Maximum Rock and Roll) was kind enough to substitute for the sadly-absent Shelton Hull at the last moment, and had the audience in stitches with a tale of the humiliations and joys of touring Europe on a shoestring in a punk band. Duncan Barlow (Super Cell Anemia, Astrophil Press) read a reflective excerpt from a novel/memoir he is finishing. Patrick Hughes (Diary of Indignities) had the audience alternately roaring with laughter and gasping in surprise as he read a chapter from his Tom Sawyer-meets-small town boredom-meets-junk culture overload collection Diary of Indignities. Alan Justiss finished the event with a performance full of gravitas and rebel cool. He eschewed a microphone, stood to his feet, and read a selection of incredible poetry that reaffirms his status as a mentor to many of Jacksonville’s young wordsmiths.
Afterwards everyone posed for photos (wouldn’t you?), exchanged contacts, and breathed a huge sigh of relief.
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