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November 2021

In Person: Tapestry Weaving

November 16, 2021 @ 2:30 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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Learn the basics of homemade tapestries! All supplies will be provided. Learn to weave small coasters or other hanging decorations, no experience required! Date: Tuesday, November 16, 2021 Time: 2:30pm - 4:00pm Location: Breakerspace, Toaster North Campus: Walter Library Registration is required. There are 10 seats available.

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IN PERSON: Sewing Machine Basics

November 18, 2021 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Toaster Breakerspace (Walter Library Basement), 117 Pleasant St. S.E. (Lower Level)
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Free

Learn to thread the sewing machine and stitch in a straight line! All supplies provided.

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IN PERSON: 3D Printing for Beginners

November 29, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Toaster Breakerspace (Walter Library Basement), 117 Pleasant St. S.E. (Lower Level)
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Free

Get started 3D printing! No experience needed.

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In Person: Bullet Journaling for Finals

November 30, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Toaster Breakerspace (Walter Library Basement), 117 Pleasant St. S.E. (Lower Level)
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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End your semester strong! Learn how to use a bullet journal to organize, study, reflect, and prepare for your finals. Bring a notebook and some writing utensils and your course syllabi. This workshop will be ON CAMPUS in the Walter Library Breakerspace located in the Basement level. Register here.

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Sticker Making with the Cricut

November 30, 2021 @ 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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  Learn the basics of stickers using the Cricut Maker in the Breakerspace! You'll be able to upload your designs, choose your materials, and operate the Cricut to create stickers. All supplies will be provided. Register now!

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December 2021

Online: Bullet Journaling for Finals

December 1, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

End your semester strong! Learn how to use a bullet journal to organize, study, reflect, and prepare for your finals. Bring a notebook and some writing utensils and your course syllabi. This workshop will be ONLINE via Zoom. You will receive a link to the Zoom on the day of the workshop. Register here.

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Indigenous Land and Language Grand Challenge Course Movie Screenings and Discussion

December 9, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Toaster (Walter Library Basement), 117 Pleasant St. S.E. (Lower Level)
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Come to the Toaster Innovation Hub to see four short movies made by interdisciplinary groups of students who are in the Grand Challenge Course: Seeking Connections through De-colonizing Indigenous Lands and Languages. These students would like to widely share their creations and talk about the experience of learning about the indigeneity of this place. Screenings will occur at least two times through with short discussion breaks in between from the film makers. This event is open to the public and…

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February 2022

ONLINE: Design for 3D Printing

February 2 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

In this session we'll learn about how to design your very own printable model. We'll talk about how 3D printing works, use the program Tinkercad to design an object, and also talk about other ways to make printable files. This session will focus on how to design objects that can be printed successfully on FFF printers. This session was made for beginners with no 3D design experience, but all are welcome to attend. Register

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ONLINE: Cricut Basics: Design Space

February 3 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

Learn the basics of creating designs for the Cricut Maker! The Cricut can make a wide variety of projects, and it all starts in Design Space. This is an online workshop that focuses on the software used to work the Cricut. You'll be able to prep your designs and bring them into a library makerspace to print, cut, or draw. Register

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Build a business! Co-hosted by Entre Club and MN Cup

February 7 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Toaster (Walter Library Basement), 117 Pleasant St. S.E. (Lower Level)
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Join Entre Club and the MN Cup for some hands-on ideation and activities that will help you craft your business concept. Business ideas welcome but not necessary. 

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ONLINE: 3D Printing for Beginners

February 8 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

Get started 3D printing! No experience needed. We'll learn how to download the software that go with the 3D printers, and download a model from Thingiverse to turn into an amazing 3D print. Register

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ONLINE: Calligraphy for Beginners

February 9 @ 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm

No experience necessary! Learn how to do calligraphy and creative lettering using household writing utensils! Optionally you can pick up a brush pen and some lined paper from the Walter Breakerspace before the event -- stay tuned for an email with information on where these are. Register

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Mending Monday with the Breakerspace and Fab Lab

February 14 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Monday, repeating until May 10, 2022

The Toaster (Walter Library Basement), 117 Pleasant St. S.E. (Lower Level)
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Bring your broken clothing or other textiles to this weekly event and we will teach you how to mend them! No experience is needed and all materials are provided. Hope to see you there! Want to attend online? Please register and a zoom link will be sent to you at 1 p.m. on Monday prior to the event. Register here!

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IN PERSON: Bookbinding: Asian Stab Binding

February 15 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Learn the ancient art of Asian stab binding and make your own blank journal. This bookbinding style dates from the 1600s and is still being used today. Supplies will be provided. Guest led by Laurie Jedamus. Register

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Break and remake the toaster… literally (Win $500!)

February 18 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Toaster (Walter Library Basement), 117 Pleasant St. S.E. (Lower Level)
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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"Break and Remake" with image of toaster popping slices of toast

Join us for a unique opportunity to disassemble a Toaster, take stalk of the inner workings, and reimagine the possibilities. Pitch your concept at the second session for a chance to win $500!

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Mending Monday with the Breakerspace and Fab Lab

February 21 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Monday, repeating until May 10, 2022

The Toaster (Walter Library Basement), 117 Pleasant St. S.E. (Lower Level)
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Bring your broken clothing or other textiles to this weekly event and we will teach you how to mend them! No experience is needed and all materials are provided. Hope to see you there! Want to attend online? Please register and a zoom link will be sent to you at 1 p.m. on Monday prior to the event. Register here!

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