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December 2018

furious beautiful zines

December 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Walter Library Breakerspace, Room 204D, 117 Pleasant St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Drop in, hands-on workshop to make your own zine. Register online Questions? Contact furiousbeautiful@gmail.com (Jimmy Cooper). The Breakerspace is happy to welcome guest speakers on all kinds of topics. If you're interested in hosting a workshop, contact breakerspace@umn.edu.

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Breaking Stress

December 13 @ 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Walter Library Breakerspace, Room 204D, 117 Pleasant St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Stressed out by final exams and projects? Do you just need a few minutes of something calming before getting back to your studying? We can help! Stop by the Breakerspace anytime from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. to do some easy, relaxing activites like coloring, origami, or painting to break the stress.

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Programming & Pizza — December 2018

December 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Wilson Research Collaboration Studio, 309 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Join us Friday, December 14, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m., for our monthly Programming & Pizza. Expert staff from the Libraries, Liberal Arts Technology and Innovation Services, and Research Computing will connect with you for 30 minutes of hands-on help. Advanced registration required.

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Breaking Thread: Knitting

December 18 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Walter Library Breakerspace, Room 204D, 117 Pleasant St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Join us for an informal knitting meetup! This is an open house, so come when you can. No experience necessary; experienced knitters will be on hand to teach the basics. Bring your own project or use our supplies. Crocheters also welcome!  You are welcome here. All UMN students from all communities are welcome in the Walter Library Breakerspace.

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Queer Sewing Circle

December 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Walter Library Breakerspace, Room 204D, 117 Pleasant St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Break thread with us! The Breakerspace Queer Sewing Circle is an open social sewing hour for LGBTQIA+ students interested in any type of sewing or textile art! All levels of experience, all types of work, and all types of folks are welcome! Co-hosted by Charlie Breslin and Jimmy Cooper. You belong here. All UMN students from all communities are welcome in the Walter Library Breakerspace.

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January 2019

Introduction to Citation Managers (e.g. Mendeley, Zotero, EndNote etc.)

January 15, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Walter Library Room 310, 117 Pleasant St SE
Minneapolis, 55455 United States
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Learn why you should use a citation manager to organize your PDFs and create bibliographies and in-text citations. This workshop will look at common citation managers: Mendeley, EndNote and Zotero.

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Introduction to Mendeley

January 17, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Walter Library Room 310, 117 Pleasant St SE
Minneapolis, 55455 United States
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Mendeley can automatically locate, rename, and organize your citations and PDFs then automatically create in-text citations and the bibliography. This hands-on class will cover how to use Mendeley to organize papers, read PDFs, and more.

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Introduction to Zotero

January 17, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Walter Library Room 310, 117 Pleasant St SE
Minneapolis, 55455 United States
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Zotero is a research tool that collects all your research in a single, searchable interface. You can add PDFs, images, audio and video files, snapshots of web pages, and more. Zotero automatically indexes the full-text content of your library, enabling you to find exactly what you're looking for with just a few keystrokes. You can also use Zotero to easily create citations and bibliographies in a variety of different styles.

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Introduction to EndNote and EndNote Web

January 17, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Walter Library Room 310, 117 Pleasant St SE
Minneapolis, 55455 United States
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Learn to import citations, customize your account, and format your bibliographies and in-text citations. We'll also discuss using EndNote in conjunction with EndNoteWeb, a Web-based version of EndNote available for free to current University of Minnesota students, faculty, and staff.

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Introduction to Citation Managers (e.g. Mendeley, Zotero, EndNote etc.)

January 30, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Walter Library Room 310, 117 Pleasant St SE
Minneapolis, 55455 United States
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Learn why you should use a citation manager to organize your PDFs and create bibliographies and in-text citations. This workshop will look at common citation managers: Mendeley, EndNote and Zotero.

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Friends Forum: A Feast of Words

January 31, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Campus Club, 403 Coffman Memorial Union; 300 Washington Ave. S.E.
Minneapolis, 55455 United States
$15 – $29

Cancer touches everyone, everywhere. The Cancer Statistics Center projects that Minnesota will see 31,270 new cases in 2018. Professor David Odde, from the University of Minnesota’s Department of Biomedical Engineering, discusses a promising, cancer-fighting model based on his research. The model uses a patient’s own biopsies to chart an intervention path through the cancer’s infrastructure. Beating Cancer at Its Own Game Who: Professor David Odde Where: Coffman Memorial Union, Campus Club, West Wing When: January, 31, 2019 | 5:00 p.m. Reservations…

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February 2019

Friends Forum: Member Appreciation Event

February 17, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Weisman Art Museum, 333 East River Parkway
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
Free
Steve Sack

'I read the paper, I crack a joke, and I draw a picture.' St. Paul native and University of Minnesota alumnus Steve Sack kept it simple when he won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning. Minnesotans are fortunate to follow his view of the world each day in the Star Tribune newspaper as he skewers presidents from Reagan to Trump and tackles international and local issues.

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March 2019

April 2019

Friends Forum: Pankake Poetry Series

April 3, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Cowles Auditorium and Atrium, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, 301 19th Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
Free
Jim Moore

Writing a Life: The Poetry of Jim Moore. Teaching poetry while in prison, being present at an airport bomb explosion, and traveling internationally have shaped Jim Moore as a writer and pivotal figure on Minnesota’s poetry scene for more than four decades.

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May 2019

Libraries sponsored Software Carpentry workshops

May 16, 2019 - May 17, 2019
Walter Library, 117 Pleasant St SE
Minneapolis, 55455 United States
Free

About Software Carpentry Software Carpentry workshops are hands-on, two-day events that cover the core computational research skills needed to be productive as an individual scientist or in small research teams.  No previous experience is needed and each workshop is taught by experienced researchers who use these tools in their own work. Participants will learn how to automate tasks using the Unix shell, will be introduced to a structured programming language like Python or R, and will gain experience using Git and Github for version control.…

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