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February 2020

Introduction to the Sewing Machine

February 25 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bio-Medical Library Makerspace, 314 Diehl Hall, 505 Essex Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455-0334 United States
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This workshop will teach you the basics of using a sewing machine, from threading the needle to learning about stitch and fabric basics. We will also talk about using sewing patterns and finding easy beginner projects! Led by Lisa McGuire. Register now  

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Bullet Journaling

February 27 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Toaster Breakerspace (Walter Library Basement), 117 Pleasant St. S.E. (Lower Level)
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Free

Join us in the Breakerspace for a meet-up to start a bullet journal, or continue working on your in-progress bullet journal. This meeting's theme is special spreads -- prep pages in your journal for things like travel planning, preparing for a move, or mapping out spring cleaning. The possibilities are endless! Bring your own journal, or make a mini-journal using materials in the space. Register now

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Rutherford Aris Memorial Lecture

February 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120, 222 21st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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Kathryn Rudy

Professor Kathryn Rudy presents, “How to Read Wax, Fingerprints, and Other Signs of Wear in Medieval Manuscripts.” Rudy is a Professor in the School of Art History at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland. The event takes place Thursday, February 27, 7:00 p.m. at Elmer L. Andersen Library, room 120.

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Workshop: SQL 101: Working with Spatial Data

February 28 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wilson Library Room S30C, 309 19th Avenue S
Minneapolis, 55455 United States
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$10.00

This three-hour, hands-on workshop introduces structured query language (SQL) to participants and extends into spatial data. Using PostgreSQL+PostGIS, participants will use SQL to answer spatial questions and visualize results in QGIS. Note: Participant should have previous exposure to vector data types (points, lines, polygons) and map projections. Register now

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Workshop: Formatting your Dissertation in Word

February 28 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Magrath Library Room 81, 1984 Buford Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55108 United States
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Free

Cut time spent sitting at your computer toiling away at Microsoft Word! In this workshop, you'll learn how to use Word features effectively and efficiently, including: creating a basic template; inserting footnotes, images and page numbers; generating tables of contents and figures; and more! Participants should have basic experience using Microsoft Word. Note: this version of the workshop specifically uses Word 2010 for Windows. We will be using a sample dissertation and not be working with individual dissertations. Register now

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Advanced 3D design

February 28 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bio-Medical Library Makerspace, 314 Diehl Hall, 505 Essex Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455-0334 United States
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Computer monitor displaying 3D design software

Get started using a robust 3D design program during this session. We’ll go over the basics of Autodesk's Fusion 360 software, including navigating the interface and generating solid objects. You'll learn more about how to make something that you can 3D print. We recommend that you bring a laptop with Fusion 360 already installed (available free online to students and hobbyists). The workshop "Introduction to 3D Design" is a recommended prerequisite. Register now

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March 2020

Workshop: Desktop GIS 101: Analyzing Data and Creating Maps (ArcGIS Pro)

March 2 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wilson Library Room S30C, 309 19th Avenue S
Minneapolis, 55455 United States
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$10.00

This seven-hour workshop introduces participants to using a geographic information system (GIS) to analyze data and create maps. Through a combination of presentations and hands-on exercises, participants will learn basic GIS concepts and the fundamentals of spatial analysis. If you are brand new to GIS, Mapping 101 is a better workshop to get started. Esri ArcGIS Pro - This is the latest desktop GIS software. It uses a ribbon toolbar similar to Microsoft Office products. All students, faculty and staff at…

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Sticker Making with the Cricut Maker and Roland Vinyl Cutter

March 2 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bio-Medical Library Makerspace, 314 Diehl Hall, 505 Essex Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455-0334 United States
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vinyl sticker being applied

Learn how to make stickers using a Cricut Maker or Roland Vinyl Cutter! This workshop will introduce you to sticker making using paper and vinyl. Register now

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PAWS at Wilson Library

March 5 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Wilson Library, 309 19th Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Free

Join us in the Wilson Library, first floor lobby for PAWS (Pet Away Worry & Stress) sessions featuring registered therapy animal teams — including dogs, bunnies, chickens and other therapy animals. Sessions are FREE and open to the University of Minnesota community.

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What’s a Makerspace?

March 5 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bio-Medical Library Makerspace, 314 Diehl Hall, 505 Essex Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455-0334 United States
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Window of the Makerspace which says Learn. Make. Innovate.

Come by for a quick tour of the Bio-Medical Library Makerspace. We'll talk about what the Makerspace is, what tools we have and how you can use them. Register now

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Intro to Hand Lettering

March 5 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Toaster (Walter Library Basement), 117 Pleasant St. S.E. (Lower Level)
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Free

Learn to create beautiful calligraphy and script! Using basic markers and some calligraphy techniques, learn a variety of hand lettering techniques to spruce up your notes, planner, or anything else you write! No prior experience required, and materials will be provided. Register now

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UMN Women in STEAMM Wikithon

March 5 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Toaster (Walter Library Basement), 117 Pleasant St. S.E. (Lower Level)
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Mark International Women’s History Month by creating and improving Wikipedia profiles of women faculty in the STEAMM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math, and Medicine) - past and present - from the University of Minnesota. The University of Minnesota is home to many accomplished women. Help raise their profile by joining us for the UMN Women in STEAMM Wikithon! You don’t need to have a background in the sciences, arts, or Wikipedia editing. Just show up with your curiosity and a…

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First Fridays March 2020

March 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120, 222 21st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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Photo of a stable and corral under a cloudy sky from the Northwest Architectural Archives.

"Animals, Vegetables, or Minerals? High-Tech Organisms," presented by Amanda Wick, Interim Archivist, Charles Babbage Institute Archives, and "Where Animals and Humans Meet," presented by Cheryll Fong, Interim Curator, Northwest Architectural Archives. Friday, March 6, noon to 1:00 p.m. at Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120.

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Creativity Walkshops: Mystery Nature Activity

March 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Magrath Library, 1984 Buford Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55108 United States
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Join our monthly Creativity Walkshops! De-stress while we explore campus and let nature spark our creativity. (No artistic skill required!) Meet at the Magrath Library service desk at noon. This month we will offer a nature-based craft activity in Magrath Library. Stop by for a quick maker activity. Register now

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Story Maps 101: Visual Storytelling with Maps

March 17 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wilson Library Room S30C, 309 19th Avenue S
Minneapolis, 55455 United States
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Free

This two-hour workshop guides participants through the process of telling stories with maps using the Esri Story Map platform. A discussion about best practices in visual storytelling will precede a step-by-step tutorial on creating your own Esri Story Map. This workshop is co-sponsored by DASH. Register now

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What’s a Makerspace?

March 18 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bio-Medical Library Makerspace, 314 Diehl Hall, 505 Essex Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455-0334 United States
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Window of the Makerspace which says Learn. Make. Innovate.

Come by for a quick tour of the Bio-Medical Library Makerspace. We'll talk about what the Makerspace is, what tools we have and how you can use them. Register now

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