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February 2019

Think Like a Researcher

February 7 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Free

Update: This event was originally scheduled for Thursday, January 31st but has been rescheduled to Thursday, Feb. 7 from 1-3:30 in Walter Library 320.  Learn about the wide variety of ways to get started with undergraduate research from student researchers, faculty researchers, and folks from the Office of Undergraduate Research. Topics covered include the benefits and challenges of research, deciding what research opportunity is right for you, finding and contacting faculty mentors, ethics in research and MORE! Learn more and…

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Think Like a Researcher

February 8 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Free

Learn about the wide variety of ways to get started with undergraduate research from student researchers, faculty researchers, and folks from the Office of Undergraduate Research. Topics covered include the benefits and challenges of research, deciding what research opportunity is right for you, finding and contacting faculty mentors, ethics in research and MORE! Make your reservation

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Podcasting 101

February 8 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Walter Library Breakerspace, Room 204D, 117 Pleasant St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Free

Learn the basics of podcasting using equipment available at the SMART Learning Commons desk and free audio software. No experience necessary. All are welcome. Make your reservation

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Furious beautiful zines

February 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until May 13, 2019

An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until May 13, 2019

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.

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Build SOMA Puzzles!

February 12 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Walter Library Breakerspace, Room 204D, 117 Pleasant St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Free

Come build the infamous Soma puzzle from scratch! The local Teen Tech Squad from the Cedar Riverside Opportunity Center will guest-host this workshop! All are welcome! Make your reservation

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Advanced 3D Printing: Making Better Prints

February 13 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Walter Library Breakerspace, Room 204D, 117 Pleasant St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Free

More in-depth workshop about the fundamental parts of 3D printing. What is it? How does it work? What settings make it work well? How can you make better prints? This is Part 1 of a three-part Advanced look into 3D printing series. Hosted by Tyler Christianson. All are welcome. Make your reservation

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Requesting Government Information: FOIA for Scholarship and Publication

February 22 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Wilson Research Collaboration Studio, 309 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
Free

This workshop will introduce participants to methods for submitting effective FOIA-based requests for government data and documents. Led by investigative reporter — and experienced FOIA-submitter — Filiberto Nolasco Gomez (Editor of Workday Minnesota/Labor Education Service), this workshop will offer participants a rare hands-on opportunity to learn the nitty gritty skills needed to effectively conduct research using the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act. Filiberto will also help students think about where to publish the information they are pursuing. Register…

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Furious beautiful zines

February 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until May 13, 2019

An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until May 13, 2019

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.

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March 2019

Furious beautiful zines

March 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until May 13, 2019

An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until May 13, 2019

Walter Library Breakerspace, Room 204D, 117 Pleasant St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
+ Google Map
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.

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Furious beautiful zines

March 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until May 13, 2019

An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until May 13, 2019

Walter Library Breakerspace, Room 204D, 117 Pleasant St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
+ Google Map
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.

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Monthly Knitting Meetup: Periodic Table Square Washcloths

March 26 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Walter Library Breakerspace, Room 204D, 117 Pleasant St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Free

Join us to celebrate International Year of the Periodic Table! Experienced knitters will be on hand to teach you how to read a simple pattern and knit a square from the Periodic Table of Elements; we will have materials on hand. All are welcome.

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Programming and Pizza March 2019

March 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Wilson Research Collaboration Studio, 309 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Free

Join us Friday, March 29, 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. We can help you: With your web design project Set up your computer with a development environment With data visualization Fine-tune your SQL query Understand Git, GitHub, and GitHub Pages By sharing available tools for simple image processing/analysis…

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April 2019

3D Making Meet-Up

April 4 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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One event on April 18, 2019 at 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

Are you a 3D printing enthusiast? Never printed before and need advice? Meet up with other printers at the 3D Making Forum, an open-ended discussion and casual working session where you can give an update on your latest project, ask for advice, share your expertise, or get help with your first ever print. Open to any University of Minnesota student, staff member, or faculty member of any skill level from newcomer to master.

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Workshop: Creating Posters in PowerPoint

April 5 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Magrath Library Room 81, 1984 Buford Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55108 United States
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Free

Getting ready to do a poster for your course or at an upcoming conference? Learn pointers about using PowerPoint to create the poster as one giant slide, and send it to a large-scale printer. Online Reservations

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Workshop: Formatting your dissertation in word

April 8 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 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.  Online Reservations

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Furious beautiful zines

April 8 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until May 13, 2019

An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until May 13, 2019

Walter Library Breakerspace, Room 204D, 117 Pleasant St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
+ Google Map
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.

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Fix-A-Zip Workshop

April 10 @ 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

Got a busted zipper on your jacket? On your backpack? On your tent? Come see if it's easily fixable. A lot of them are! All are welcome.

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Avocarve

April 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Walter Library Breakerspace, Room 204D, 117 Pleasant St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Free

An Avocado Seed Carving Workshop! All supplies, including an avocado seed, will be provided. This event is free. All are welcome.

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Using a 3D Printer

April 15 @ 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

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 open to all skill levels. If you have your own laptop, we encourage you to…

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Queer Sewing Circle

April 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 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 and Jimmy Cooper. All levels of experience, all types of work, and all types of folks are welcome!

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Workshop: Expanding your reach: How to give your best presentation

April 16 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Magrath Library Room 81, 1984 Buford Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55108 United States
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Free

Do you want to improve your skills in giving presentations? In this workshop you will learn best practices for presenting, such as: telling your story with the ABT template, how to use design elements, and image use. Online Reservations

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Intro to Hand Lettering

April 17 @ 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 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. All are welcome!

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3D Making Meet-Up

April 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on April 18, 2019 at 1:00 pm

Bio-Medical Library Makerspace, 314 Diehl Hall, 505 Essex Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455-0334 United States
+ Google Map
Free

Are you a 3D printing enthusiast? Never printed before and need advice? Meet up with other printers at the 3D Making Forum, an open-ended discussion and casual working session where you can give an update on your latest project, ask for advice, share your expertise, or get help with your first ever print. Open to any University of Minnesota student, staff member, or faculty member of any skill level from newcomer to master.

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Avocarve: Avacado Seed Carving

April 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Walter Library Breakerspace, Room 204D, 117 Pleasant St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Free

An Avocado Seed Carving Workshop! All supplies, including an avocado seed, will be provided. All are welcome! Online Registration

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Furious beautiful zines

April 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until May 13, 2019

An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until May 13, 2019

Walter Library Breakerspace, Room 204D, 117 Pleasant St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
+ Google Map
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.

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