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November 2019

Workshop: Desktop GIS 101: Analyzing Data and Creating Maps Using ArcGIS Desktop

November 19 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wilson Library Room S30C, 309 19th Avenue S
Minneapolis, 55455 United States
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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 Desktop (ArcMap) - ArcGIS Desktop is the most widely used desktop GIS software at the University. All students, faculty and staff at the University of…

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Toni Morrison Tribute

November 19 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120, 222 21st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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Free

Join University professors and Twin Cities writers in celebrating the work of the late Toni Morrison, Nobel Prize-winning novelist and essayist. University Professors Zenzele Isoke (GWSS), Terrion Williamson (AAAS), and Professor Emeritus John S. Wright (AAAS/English) — as well as writers Dr. Taiyon J. Coleman (St. Catherine University) and Chaun Webster — will share their thoughts about the author of The Bluest Eye, Song of Solomon, and Pulitzer Prize-winning Beloved. University students will read excerpts from Morrison's work. Select archival…

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furious beautiful zines

November 19 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Walter Library Breakerspace, Room 204D, 117 Pleasant St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Free

drop in, learn what a zine is, and make one of your own to share with the world (or just your cat)! this workshop is guest-hosted by jimmy cooper. questions etc. go to furiousbeautiful@gmail.com! all are welcome. Register now

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Sticker Making with the Cricut Maker and Roland Vinyl Cutter

November 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Bio-Medical Library Makerspace, 314 Diehl Hall, 505 Essex Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455-0334 United States
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Free

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

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PAWS at Wilson Library

November 21 @ 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 is the Makerspace?

November 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Bio-Medical Library Makerspace, 314 Diehl Hall, 505 Essex Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455-0334 United States
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Free

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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Advanced 3D Printing: Making Better Prints

November 26 @ 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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Free

All are welcome regardless of skill level and experience with 3D printing! Learn the fundamentals in more detail and increase the quality and quantity of successful prints. There will be time at the end for questions, 1:1 discussions, and hands-on learning. Register now

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Breaking Thread: Knitting & Crochet

November 26 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Walter Library Breakerspace, Room 204D, 117 Pleasant St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Free

Join us in the Breakerspace for drop-in knitting, crochet, and cross stitch time. Experienced crafters will be on hand to teach you the basics, or you're welcome to bring your own projects to work on! Supplies will be provided. All are welcome. Register now

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December 2019

furious beautiful zines

December 3 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Walter Library Breakerspace, Room 204D, 117 Pleasant St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Free

drop in, learn what a zine is, and make one of your own to share with the world (or just your cat)! this workshop is guest-hosted by jimmy cooper. questions etc. go to furiousbeautiful@gmail.com! all are welcome. Register now

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Avocarve: Avocado Seed Carving

December 4 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Walter Library Breakerspace, Room 204D, 117 Pleasant St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Free

Learn to carve avocado seeds into delightful pieces of art! All supplies, including an avocado seed, will be provided. Feel free to bring clean avocado seeds if you have them! Register now

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Mapping 101: Introduction to Spatial Analysis using ArcGIS Online

December 6 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Wilson Library Room S30C, 309 19th Avenue S
Minneapolis, 55455 United States
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$10.00

This five-hour workshop introduces participants to web-based mapping and spatial analysis using Esri's ArcGIS Online. Through a combination of lectures and hands-on activities, participants will learn the fundamentals of designing and sharing online maps. Topics covered include preparing data for use, online data sources, map design, and spatial analysis. If you are new to GIS, this is the workshop for you. Register now

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First Fridays December 2019

December 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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A photo from the Upper Midwest Jewish Archives shows two people sitting outdoors with two German Shepherd Dogs.

"Just a Dog," presented by Kate Dietrick, Archivist, Upper Midwest Jewish Archives, and "The Hound Underground," presented by Tim Johnson, Curator, Sherlock Holmes Collection. Friday, December 6, noon to 1:00 p.m. at Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120.

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Story Maps 101: Visual Storytelling with Maps

December 9 @ 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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The Secret Life of Libraries

December 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Coffman Theater, 300 Washington Ave. S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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$15 – $30
The Secret Life of Libraries

Libraries are full of intrigue and mayhem (and not just on the shelves!) One thing is for sure, “Alternative Facts” are in the fiction section!

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Queer Sewing Circle

December 11 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Walter Library Breakerspace, Room 204D, 117 Pleasant St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Free

The Queer Sewing Circle is an open social sewing hour for LGBTQIA+ students interested in any type of sewing or textile art! This workshop is guest-hosted by Charlie Breslin. All levels of experience, all types of work, and all types of folks are welcome! Register now

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Avocarve: Avocado Seed Carving

December 18 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Walter Library Breakerspace, Room 204D, 117 Pleasant St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Free

Learn to carve avocado seeds into delightful pieces of art! All supplies, including an avocado seed, will be provided. Feel free to bring clean avocado seeds if you have them! Register now

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