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Off-Ramp Recommends: Have an ama-ZINE Memorial Day weekend!




Zines from the collection at the Main Library in Long Beach.
Zines from the collection at the Main Library in Long Beach.
Jesus Ambrosio/ KPCC

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As we all know, this weekend is Memorial Day. This holiday might mean breaking your personal hot dog eating record at a barbecue, spending some time talking with relatives who've lost someone during a war, or catching up on your sleep. But for many LA-creatives, this weekend means ZINES!

 Main Library in Long Beach hosts zine workshops in the makers space.
Main Library in Long Beach hosts zine workshops in the makers space.
Jesus Ambrosio

Last week, Off-Ramp's Jesus Ambrosio took listeners to the Long Beach Public Library to chat with librarian Ziba Zehdar-Gazdecki about her inclusion of the self-published medium into circulation. So, start there for a refresher on the mini-mags.

Courtesy of L.A. Zine Fest Facebook

Then head down to Los Angeles Zine Fest to see the DIY books, chat with creators, and even participate in some workshops to help you create your own!

The festival celebrates self-publishing and DIY culture, encouraging everyone to create and share their passions, opinions, and art with the community. It doesn't hurt that the festival is entirely free!

The Los Angeles Zine Fest is next Sunday at the California Market Center in Downtown, 110 E. 9th St., 90079. Enter off 9th Street and Main; the Olympic Street entrance to the building will be CLOSED on the day of the Fest.