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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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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

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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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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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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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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Intro to 3D printing

March 20 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120, 222 21st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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3D printed stethoscope, 3D printed heart, and printing filter reels

So you've heard about the things you can do with 3D printing, but aren't sure what it is or where to start? This free workshop at the Bio-Medical Library Makerspace is for you. We'll go over the basics of how the 3D printers work, how to use them, how you make and find things to print. Finally, we'll do some real printing! This session is oriented towards beginners with little to no experience with 3D design or printing, but all…

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Make Art with Code

March 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Bio-Medical Library Makerspace, 314 Diehl Hall, 505 Essex Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455-0334 United States
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Circles on grid increasing in size

Learn how to make interactive and generative art using Javascript and the P5.js library.  Whether you have coded before or are brand new to it, this workshop is for you.  Participants will write their own code, explore creative coding techniques, look at advanced uses, and get suggestions for where to go next. Check out openprocessing.org for ideas. Register now  

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Bullet Journaling

March 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 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 month's theme is doodles and banners! Learn how to create special flourishes to bring your pages to life. Bring your own journal, or make a mini-journal using materials in the space. Register

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Intro to 3D design

March 27 @ 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

In this session we'll go beyond the basics of using 3D printing and learn a little bit about how to design your very own model that you can print. We will talk about how 3D design and printing work, use an easy tool (Tinkercad) to explore the concepts and design an object, and discuss other software programs and methods of making printable files. This session is oriented towards beginners with little to no experience with 3D design, but all are…

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VR Play Session

March 31 @ 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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Man wearing VR headset and holding controllers

Come and try out the Makerspace's free VR headsets. Build and color in virtual worlds, learn anatomy and cell biology, act out plays, and climb mountains. Stop by or leave any time you like. Register now

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Breaking Thread: Knitting & Crochet

March 31 @ 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 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

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April 2020

Sticker Making with the Cricut Maker and Roland Vinyl Cutter

April 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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