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April 2019

3D Making Meet-Up

April 18 @ 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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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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Carol Anderson: ‘White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide’

April 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Northrop, 84 Church St. S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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$5

When: Thursday, April 18, 7:00 p.m. Where: Carlson Family Stage Tickets: $25, $15, $5 Since 1865 and the passage of the 13th Amendment, every time African Americans have made advances toward full participation in our democracy, white reaction has fueled a deliberate and relentless rollback of their gains. In this presentation, Carol Anderson will discuss her New York Times bestselling book that carefully links historical flashpoints when social progress for African Americans was countered by deliberate and cleverly crafted opposition.…

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Furious beautiful zines

April 22 @ 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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Considering Open Access Monograph Publishing

April 23 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Wilson Research Collaboration Studio, 309 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Free

When: Tuesday, April 23 | 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. Where: Wilson Library Research Collaboration Studio Refreshments will be served Join us April 23 for a panel discussion related to publishing open access monographs. Faculty members and representatives from the University of Minnesota Press and University Libraries will share experiences and technologies from across open access monograph publishing. Hear about current publishing opportunities, new approaches in book distribution, innovative content made possible through digital text and images, and: Credentials of OA…

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Sticker Making with the Cricut

April 23 @ 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 how to make stickers on the Breakerspace Cricut Maker! The Cricut Maker is a home die-cutting machine used for scrapbooking and various projects and can be used for cutting paper, felt, vinyl, fabric and other products. This workshop will teach you how to make stickers out of paper and vinyl. All are welcome!

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Make Better Prints! Advanced 3D printing techniques

April 24 @ 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

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. It will run approximately 35-45 minutes with time at the end for questions, 1:1 discussions, and hands-on learning with the software. This is Part 1 of a three-part advanced look into 3D printing series. Hosted by Tyler Christianson.

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Lights, Motors, and Sounds: Fun with Hardware Programming

April 25 @ 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

Do you want to build a robot, make clothing that lights up, or your own weather station?  You need a microcontroller! In this workshop, we'll cover the basic microcontrollers from Arduinos to Microbits to Circuit Playgrounds and talk about how to connect them to the real world. Participants will get hands-on experience coding a microcontroller and suggestions for where to go next. No need to know how to code ahead of time, we'll learn on the fly.

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Programming and Pizza, April 2019

April 26 @ 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 DASH on April 26 for Programming & Pizza – Research Programming Consultations Served with a Slice. Make an appointment Friday, April 2612:00-1:00 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 know…

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Breaking Thread: Knitting and Crochet

April 30 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Walter Library Breakerspace, Room 204D, 117 Pleasant St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Join us for an informal knitting and crochet meetup! Bring your own project or use our supplies. Experienced knitters will be on hand to teach the basics. All are welcome.

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May 2019

Welcome to Podcasting

May 2 @ 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

Join us for an informational session with, Melissa Aho from the Bio-Med Library, and Stacy Verdick Case. Both have experience in creating podcasts: Melissa with her podcast Book Talk with Melissa Aho, and Stacy formerly of The NOT Boring Book Show — both podcasts about books and book lovers. Melissa and Stacy will share tips and tricks about creating and producing a podcast, and answer your questions about podcasting!

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Avocarve: Avocado Seed Carving

May 2 @ 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.

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Swords & the secret lives of books pop-up exhibit and talk

May 6 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Diehl Hall, Room 555, 505 Essex Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455-0334 United States
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Photo of swords and rare books in an exhibit case.

Swords and the secret lives of books exhibit. From the battlefield to the operating theater and forests to the kitchen, knives and swords were part of everyday life in premodern Europe. Join the Wangensteen Library and the Oakeshott Institute to learn about how these instruments were made and used, their meaning in society, and how we continue to learn from them today. When: Monday, May 6, 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Where: 555 Diehl Hall Free and open to the public Register About the exhibit This…

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Queer Sewing Circle

May 6 @ 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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Avocarve: Avocado Seed Carving

May 9 @ 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.

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CANCELED: The ABC of It: Whose Story is Being Told?

May 10 @ 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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Free

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED. Join us for an in-depth panel discussion on bias and social justice in the world of children's books  — historically and today. This event was created following conversations surrounding the celebrated exhibit: The ABC of It: Why Children’s Books Matter currently on display at the Elmer L. Andersen Library.

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Programming & Pizza, May 2019

May 10 @ 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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Join DASH on May 10 for Programming & Pizza – Research Programming Consultations Served with a Slice. Make an appointment Friday, May 10, 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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Furious beautiful zines

May 13 @ 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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Libraries sponsored Software Carpentry workshops

May 16 @ 8:30 am - May 17 @ 4:30 pm
Walter Library, 117 Pleasant St SE
Minneapolis, 55455 United States
Free

About Software Carpentry Software Carpentry workshops are hands-on, two-day events that cover the core computational research skills needed to be productive as an individual scientist or in small research teams. No previous experience is needed and each workshop is taught by experienced researchers who use these tools in their own work. Participants will learn how to automate tasks using the Unix shell, will be introduced to a structured programming language like Python or R, and will gain experience using Git and Github for version control.…

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Truth, Tweets, and Tomorrows

May 17 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
McNamara Alumni Center, 200 S.E. Oak St.
Minneapolis, 55414 United States
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$55 – $65
David S. Ferriero

The Friends of the Libraries Annual Celebration  Featuring: David S. Ferriero, 10th Archivist of the United States in conversation with Journalist Tom Weber When: Friday, May 17, 2019 |5:30 p.m. Social hour, 6:15 p.m. Dinner & Program Where: McNamara Alumni Center | Parking and Directions Tickets: $55 for Friends members | $65 for general public | Cash Bar Buy Tickets! About the event  History lives in many forms — from parchment and ink to bits and bytes — all under…

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What is the Makerspace?

May 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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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 Online

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June 2019

Introduction to Citation Managers (e.g. Mendeley, Zotero, EndNote etc.)

June 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Walter Library Room 310, 117 Pleasant St SE
Minneapolis, 55455 United States
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Learn why you should use a citation manager to organize your PDFs and create bibliographies and in-text citations. This workshop will look at common citation managers: Mendeley, EndNote and Zotero. Register Online

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Workshop: Formatting your dissertation in Word

June 13 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Magrath Library Room 81, 1984 Buford Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55108 United States
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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 Online

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Programming and Pizza, June 2019

June 14 @ 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 DASH on June 14 for Programming & Pizza – Research Programming Consultations Served with a Slice. Make an appointment 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 know and need a…

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