Submitted by the Olympia Timberland Library
July is International Zine Month, and the Olympia Timberland Library is celebrating by hosting the 5th Annual 24-Hour Zine Thing: Zinester’s Choice Edition. This drop-in workshop will be held on Saturday, July 6 from 2 to 8 p.m. and is open to all ages and levels of experience.
The challenge is to make a 24-page zine from idea to completion in 24 hours. People can use the workshop time to start or finish their own zine about whatever theme they choose, or to contribute to a collaborative zine on a theme that wins the popular vote. Voting is currently open for the collaborative zine topic and anyone can cast a vote on Olympia Timberland Library’s Facebook page or at the library’s front information desk. Snacks and supplies will be provided along with typewriters, long-armed staplers, glue sticks, recycled magazines, Print Gocco, paper, and copy machines. People should feel free to bring interesting materials to use or share.
Although the library closes at 5 p.m., the library’s meeting room will remain open after hours for people to access supplies and work on zines until 8 p.m. The library will be creating a zine display in the front glass case for the entire month of July, and people who complete a zine will have the option of adding a copy of their completed zine to the display. More information about 24 Hour Zine Things can be found at http://24hourzines.com, and for International Zine Month, visit www.stolensharpierevolution.org/international-zine-month/.
The Olympia Timberland Library is located at 313 8th Ave. S.E. in Olympia. For more information, call the library at (360) 352-0595.