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March 5, 2015 6:38 AM   Subscribe

"Despite scant funding and resources, London’s Feminist Library is turning their 40th year into a celebration of storytelling, history – and, hopefully, sofas." Stephanie Boland at The New Statesman, 'She blinded me with library science': why the Feminist Library is more vital than ever.

Recently there was a free comics workshop held at the Feminist Library, led by artists Sally Jane Thompson, Rachael Smith, and Karen Rubins; more information about that here. Taster quote: "The comic workshop at the Feminist Library was a participatory haven and an example of how workshops should be: friendly, informative, and fun."
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome (3 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
Hey, I was at the panel after the comics workshop! It was about feminism and libraries, and I admit I found the conversation a bit boring, but the library itself is AMAZING. The periodicals section alone has feminist magazines, newspapers, and zines from all over the world, spanning 5 decades. It was a really fun thing to do as an off-the-beaten-path excursion for an out-of-towner.
posted by lunasol at 7:46 AM on March 5, 2015 [1 favorite]

I'm curious about the "radical classification system" mentioned in the New Statesman article. Is it a system they developed locally, or something in wider use?
posted by twirlip at 10:33 AM on March 5, 2015 [1 favorite]

Library Science Shirt
posted by eamondaly at 11:06 AM on March 5, 2015

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