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March 2020

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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Programming & Pizza

March 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Wilson Research Collaboration Studio, 309 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Free
DASH logo with pizza and binary code in background

Join DASH on March 27 for Programming & Pizza – Research Programming Consultations Served with a Slice. Register now Friday, March 27 12:00-1:00 pm Wilson Research Collaboration Studio, (first floor, Wilson Library) Do you have an idea for a web design project but need a little technical guidance? Want to experiment with scripting in R or Python? Curious about Git or GitHub? Want advice about how to create an map using GIS? Perhaps you don’t even know what you don’t…

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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

PAWS at Wilson Library

April 2 @ 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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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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Grad Cap Decorating

April 2 @ 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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Free

Have you picked up your graduation cap yet? If so, stop by the Breakerspace anytime from 3-5 to decorate your cap for all to see at commencement this May! Supplies will be provided -- just bring your cap! All are welcome. Register

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Pankake Poetry Series: My Name Is Immigrant

April 2 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Cowles Auditorium and Atrium, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, 301 19th Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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Free
Wang Ping

Wang Ping will read new poems from My Name Is Immigrant and relate her experiences while living, writing and teaching poetry as an immigrant activist.

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First Fridays April 2020

April 3 @ 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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Toucan illustration from the Andersen Horticultural Library.

"Collies and Trogons and Bugs, Oh My!" presented by Kathy Allen, Librarian, Andersen Horticultural Library. Friday, April 3, noon to 1:00 p.m. at Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120.

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Podcasting 102

April 3 @ 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

Get a quick refresher of the content covered in Podcasting 101 before moving on to more in-depth discussion of audio editing and techniques. No experience necessary. All are welcome. Please bring a laptop if you have one; we will have a few on hand for those who do not have a laptop. Register

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What’s a Makerspace?

April 6 @ 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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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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VR Play Session

April 10 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 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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Intro to 3D printing

April 14 @ 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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3D printed heart

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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Kerlan Awards honoring Jon Scieszka

April 14 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120, 222 21st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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Book cover image from The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs, written by John Scieszka.

Join us for the 45th Annual Kerlan Award Ceremony, honoring children's book author Jon Scieszka. The event takes place Tuesday, April 14 at 5:30 p.m. Free and open to the public. Reservations requested.

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