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Roberts Street Social Centre

Grandma Zine Launch! Thurs April 10th

GRANDMA ZINE LAUNCH & SOCK HOP! Thursday April 10th, 7pm-12am.

At the Anchor Archive Zine Library / Plan B: 2180 Gottingen St.

At long last, the Grandma Zine has arrived! Whether you have one (or two, or more) or not, whether you are related or not, whether she is part of your life or elsewhere, whether you are one now or plan to be in the future – everyone has a grandma story. 7-9pm there will be READINGS from zine contributors; OPEN MIC for your own grandma stories; and SALE of zines, art, and grandma's own recipe baked goods. 9pm-12am enjoy a sweet sock hop featuring the greatest jams from the 40s till now. $3/PWYC, come in your best grandperson wear. All ages welcome.

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Zine Borrowing Hours! Next Collective Meeting! Sell your zines!

Anchor Archive now has official ZINE BORROWING HOURS!
Zine borrowing hours: Tuesdays 5-7pm & Sundays 2-5pm

The Anchor Archive Zine Library is open at Plan B, 2180 Gottingen Street, 7 days a week, 11am to 7pm. Come by any time to read zines in the library, buy zines for sale, and use the photocopier. But, if you want to borrow zines, get help finding zines, and get help with the photocopier from a friendly and helpful Anchor Archive collective member, come to Zine Borrowing Hours on Tuesdays 5-7pm and Sundays 2-5pm.

Anchor Archive Collective Meeting: Sunday, March 30, 2pm

Want to get involved with the Anchor Archive Zine Library?  Come to a collective meeting!  Or contact Amanda at

Sell your zine at the zine library!

The Zine Library sells zines made by local zine-makers and we'd love to get more.  If you'd like your zine to be one of them, drop off a sample copy with your contact info during zine borrowing hours - Sundays 2-5 and Tuesdays 5-7.

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Get Involved with the Zine Library! Sunday March 9

The Anchor Archive Zine Library is open at Plan B (2180 Gottingen) 7 days a week, 11-7, but will have scheduled "open hours" on Sundays 2-5pm and Tuesdays 5-7pm,  when a volunteer will be there to sign out zines, help with zine research, and help with the photocopier.  Next Sunday, March 9, from 2:30-4:00pm, there will be a training session for folks who want to do zine library open hours.  You'll learn how to sign up members, check in and out zines, catalogue zines, navigate the zine collection, and special tips and tricks for using the photocopier. 


The Anchor Archive Zine Library, Ink Storm Screenprinting Collective, and Sad Rad have a residency program! We invite zinemakers, screenprinters, performers, writers, musicians, organizers, makers and do-ers, movers and shakers, builders, and/or artists-of-all-sorts to Halifax, Nova Scotia!

Come hang out and do a project for two to three weeks between May and August. We provide you with space to do your project, equipment, materials, and support as well as somewhere to live while you are here. We encourage projects that relate to the mandate of the Anchor Archive, Ink Storm, and/or Sad Rad. Projects in any medium or format are encouraged, including music and audio based applications.

DEADLINE: Monday March 10, 2014

Go to the Residency Page to apply:

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Anchor Archive & People's Photocopier have moved to PLAN B

The Anchor Archive Zine Library and People's Photocopier have moved!!
We are now located at the Plan B Merchant's Co-op at 2180 Gottingen Street!

We are located in the back of the store with the lovely Cafe-Bream. Plan B is open 11 am to 7 pm, 7 days a week for browsing and reading zines in the library, buying zines for sale, and using the photocopier.  Soon we will begin having scheduled open hours during which you can borrow zines and get assistance from an Anchor Archive Collective member.

The Inkstorm Screenprinting Studio is currently in storage but is looking for a new space and hopes to reopen soon!

Thanks everyone for your support and interest during our moves. Come see our new home at Plan B!

xo Anchor Archive & People's Photocopier

p.s. our mailing address has also changed: PO Box 33129, Halifax, NS, B3L 4T6

Sentimental Detachment Party #2 (Goodbye Creighton Manor) - Mon Feb 3 - 8pm

Say goodbye to Roberts Street Social Centre on Creighton Street with an 8pm potluck and then musical performances by Deer O Deer and Owl & Antler, shadow theatre musical performance LoveHoldLetGo, and a Roberts Street Social Centre Puppet Show! There will be a FREE ROOM full of free stuff and a memories letter writing station too! Followed by a DANCE PARTY with DJ NegiPosi and DJ House Flippa.

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Moving to Plan B!


Anchor Archive Zine Library & the People's Photocopier are moving to Plan B (2180 Gottingen St.)

We need help moving on the following dates:

  • Mon Jan 27, 11am-1:30pm
  • Sat Feb 1, 1pm
  • Sun Feb 2, 1pm

We need helping hands and a large vehicle if you have one. THANK YOU!

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Rat Skool - Wed Jan 29

An evening of presentations on:

  • Zapatistas
  • Lesbian Seperatism
  • Curcuits, Extension Cords, and Space Heaters
  • Conspiracy Theories using Past Rat Skool Topics

How Rat Skool Works:

  • We collect suggestions of interesting topics (anyone can submit!)
  • We collect names of people willing to do presentations on random topics
  • We draw a few names and a few topics at random
  • The people selected have a month to research the random topic and prepare a 5-15min presentation 
  • We have an event with the presentations and the cycle starts again!

We are holding the presentations in a heated apartment above the Roberts Street Social Centre at 2086 Creighton Street, 2nd Floor. 

Check out the facebook event here.

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Rat Skool! Wed Dec 4th, 7pm

Wed Dec 4th, 7pm - 2084 Creighton St

An evening of presentations on:

  • Hemorrhoids
  • Laundry 101
  • What is Kevlar?
  • Massive multi-player video games
  • DIY Dentistry 

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Rat Skool!

An evening of Nova Scotia themed presentations on:
-Skateparks of NS
-Wildflowers of NS
-Coyote Cull of NS
-The 1st dictionary

Embroider-YYY-Tea Partiesss!

Winter is coming! What better skill to have during those long, cold and dark winter days!

There will be 3 Embroider-YYY-Tea Partiesss! Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday (October 28th, 29th, and 30th), 5-8pm, at 2084 creighton street.

Open to anyone and everyone who wants to learn about embroidery. Some supplies will be available but bring your hoops, needles and flosses if you already have them.

Also, a small food or money donation would be greatly appreciated.

Bonus** If anyone shows up for all three nights, they will get a FREE Embroidery "How to" zine! Written by artist in Residence: Carina Phillips!

Carina Phillips (Prince Edward Island), the woodland elf from Byrnes Road P.E.I, will be organizing embroidery workshops/ stitch-tea parties where she will share embroidery skills and conversations with the Robert's street community. She hopes to create site-specific patchwork embroidery that reflects her experiences there and to hold a closing art show.

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Experimental Super 8mm Film Screening during Nocturne, Saturday, October 19th, 6pm-midnight


Experimental Super 8mm Film Screening during Nocturne! Featuring new work by artist-in-residence Hagere Selam 'shimby' Zegeye-Gebrehiwot & the Fly By Night Film Bee Crew! Screenings at 8, 9, 10 & 11pm. Also, Zine-A-Thon & PWYC Bake Sale!

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October Rat Skool - Dentistry Sausage Death Fear Dartmouth Hopscotch!


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KIMCHI, etc.

Friday September 13th, 7pm

KIMCHI etc.: a conversation & demonstration on fermentation with zinemaker-in-residence Erin Fae! It's Alive! Yum! Bring a small jar!


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Ratskool Re-launched! Off-line research techniques workshop!

Thurs Sept 5th, 7pm


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Zine Launch! Homos in Herstory: 1980s Edition

Come on down to Roberts Street this Friday, August 23 at 6:00pm for an exciting zine launch of "Homos in Herstory: 1980's edition" (a work in progress)!

Elvis will present on queer history, including fun facts about the 19th century, as well as a look back at some of the individuals and events of the 1980's.

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The Week the Internet Died

From August 18 to August 25, we challenge you to not use the internet. You may think, “That's impossible!” But as recently as 10 years ago, most people barely used the internet, and 20 years ago most people had never heard of it. We remember that time and feel that something has been lost, despite the many great things that the internet provides or has changed for the better.

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24 Hour Zine Challenge!

August 24th-25th, 2084 Creighton Street

It’s time for our annual 24 Hour Zine Challenge! Whether you’re an expert zinester or brand new to zine-making, we encourage you to join us for some fun events and to try to complete a zine within 24 hours. Zine making supplies and a photocopier will be available and no experience is necessary!

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Mycological Provisions Zine Launch

Friday August 9th at 7:00pm - Roberts Street Social Centre
Come celebrate the launch of Mycological Provisions - a zine put together by visiting artist in residence Chris Kennedy with some Fluxus inspired games, fungi knowledge and performative readings.

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Mushroom Hunt

Sunday, August 4th @ 2pm - Point Pleasant Park, Halifax


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