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November 2021

ONLINE: Using a citation manager: Zotero (LWTL)

November 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Square wooden Scrabble tiles that spell "CITATION"

A citation manager is a critical tool for staying organized as a graduate student, and it will save you hours - even weeks - of time spent hand typing citations. This workshop will teach you how to use Zotero, a free, cloud-based citation manager. Register now

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Programming & Pizza

November 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

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 a map using GIS? Perhaps you don’t even know what you don’t know and need a helping hand. Join experienced staff from Libraries, Liberal Arts Technology and Innovation Services, Research Computing, and CSE-IT at our monthly Programming & Pizza, now held virtually, so it’s…

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In Person: Tapestry Weaving

November 16 @ 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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Exhibit opening reception: Documenting a Reckoning

November 17 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, 222 21st Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55455
Minneapolis, MN 55455
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Free
Exhibit flier for Documenting a Reckoning

The Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication is honored to present "Documenting a Reckoning: The Murder of George Floyd," a photography exhibit on display from now through March 4, 2022, at the Elmer L. Andersen Library, located on the West Bank of the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus. An exhibit opening event takes place on Nov. 17 from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., with a program at 6 p.m., where the photographers will discuss their work and mingle with attendees. Additional events surrounding the exhibit will be announced in the coming weeks. The event is sponsored by the Hubbard School of Journalism and the University Libraries.

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IN PERSON: Introduction to Forest Bathing (Shinrin-Yoku)

November 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Natural Resources Library, 1980 Folwell Ave.
Falcon Heights, MN 55108 United States
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Are you feeling stressed or overwhelmed? Come slow down, de-stress from your daily routine, and deepen your connection to nature. It is different than other nature experiences such as hiking or birding; in forest bathing, we will be slowing down with intentionality and engaging all of our senses through some activities. Give your mind and body some time to rest, wander and wonder in nature. Join Kristen Mastel, Certified Forest Therapy Guide and Outreach Librarian, to discover “Forest Bathing” (The…

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IN PERSON: Sewing Machine Basics

November 18 @ 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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Amplifying Black Narratives: The Creation of Black Narratives

November 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Free
Friends Forum: A series for curious minds (icon)

Join writers Sheletta Brundidge, Larry McKenzie, and Sagirah Shahid in a discussion with moderator Dara Beevas in the third installment of the Friends Forum's Amplifying Black Narratives series. In this conversation, the authors and Beevas will discuss how age and individual experience influence their work, reflect on how authors find their narrative and encourage the community to find their voice — while reinforcing the message that when we uplift Black voices, we all benefit.

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ReproducibiliTea (journal club)

November 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Health Sciences Library, Phillips-Wangensteen, 516 Delaware St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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tea cup image inside circle

University of Minnesota's chapter of ReproducibiliTea will be meeting via Zoom and in-person this semester. The in-person option is in the new Health Sciences Library. ReproducibiliTea is a journal club that was first launched at Oxford University in 2018 where reproducibility-themed literature is discussed while sipping tea. The ReproducibiliTea journal club model and theme has been adopted by many locations worldwide. This semester we'll be meeting on select Fridays starting October 1st. The dates and readings are all available here.…

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IN PERSON: 3D Printing for Beginners

November 29 @ 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: Holiday Cross Stitch

November 29 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
HSL Makerspace (5-101 Health Sciences Education Center), 526 Delaware St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Free

Learn the basics of cross stitch and make a winter or holiday design! All supplies provided.

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In Person: Bullet Journaling for Finals

November 30 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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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Traveling Makerspace: Holiday Decor Extravaganza at Walter Library

December 2 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Walter Library, 117 Pleasant St SE
Minneapolis, 55455 United States
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Join the HSL and Walter Makerspace teams in the Walter Library Great Hall for a festive traveling makerspace! Choose from a variety of festive holiday crafts you can use to decorate your apartment, home, or dorm -- or to give as gifts! Drop in anytime or check out our events in Wilson, Magrath, or HSL. All are welcome, and tutorials and staff will be on hand to help! Drop-in or register in advance for upcoming events:  Magrath Library (St. Paul) | Tues 12/7…

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First Fridays: Northwest Architectural Archives

December 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

First Fridays: Celebration! This season we are celebrating the 20th anniversary of First Fridays in the Archives and Special Collections! Join us for presentations on anniversaries, beginnings, milestones, and memories throughout our collections. “‘Do You Really Want This Stuff?’ The Early Years of the Northwest Architectural Archives” Barb Bezat and Al Lathrop Presented by Al Lathrop and Barb Bezat, Northwest Architectural Archives To this question, Al replied emphatically, “Yes!” Hear the lighthearted reflections of the two individuals who made it…

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ONLINE: End of semester Planning – study tips and tricks

December 3 @ 2:15 pm - 2:45 pm

Plan the rest of your semester and learn new study techniques.

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