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March 2021

Toaster Tip Tuesday: Mend a Mitten (Darning for Beginners)

March 30 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Did this darn cold winter have you wearing a whole in your favorite mittens? Drop-in to learn about the darning process (don't worry... I didn't know what that meant either). Mend those mittens / hats / blankets now so they are ready to go when you take them out of the box next winter! 

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Get to Know Linux

March 30 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Learn about using Linux and command line basics.

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Pomodoro for Productivity

March 30 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Keep up the motivation and meet with fellow students in a Zoom and learn how to use the Pomodoro technique, a brain-based study strategy. Have some work ready (e.g. homework, problem sets, reading, research, writing, studying for finals, etc) and use focused time to get stuff done. Then take a group break and repeat. Zoom link will be sent to those registered. Register

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Book Speed Dating

March 31 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Need to find a great read for spring break? Join our very own book matchmakers as they lead you through fast paced book reviews on a variety of genres and subjects. If you still haven’t found a book for you, the book matchmakers will save time for on demand recommendations based on your interests. Register in advance and you will get the Zoom link sent to you the week of the event. Register today

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Creating Compelling Data Visualizations with Excel (online workshop)

March 31 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Learn how to move beyond the defaults in Excel and create charts that tell a story and connect with your reader. This workshop will begin by covering visualization best practices around color, layout and formatting and then provide a hands-on introduction to applying them to improve the default charts in Excel. This workshop assumes basic familiarity with Excel. It will be held via Zoom. Register

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Trans Life in Hampton Roads panel discussion

March 31 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free
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Hosted by Myrl Beam, Ph.D., on Facebook Live, this panel on Wednesday, March 31 at 6 p.m. Central Time (7 p.m. Eastern Time) will feature four transgender people of color discussing their experiences living in the 757 area code in Virginia along with a short Q&A. Join them for the debut of the podcast “Transcripts: The South Deserves People Like Me,” an exploration of home, family, and belonging through a trans of color lens.

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April 2021

Expanding your reach: How to give your best presentation

April 1 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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. Register

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First Fridays Online – April

April 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free
First Fridays Online

Join us online for the 2020-2021 First Fridays season as we bring the archives directly into your homes. The April event is ”Disrupting the Narrative: Documenting and Advancing Institutional Change Through the Archives,” presented by Linnea Anderson, Social Welfare History Archives, and Ryan Bean, YMCA Archives. Make a reservation to receive instructions to connect via Zoom.

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Toaster Office Hours: Maggie Parra, Business Library Associate

April 2 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Friday, repeating until May 22, 2021

Toaster Office Hours: Maggie Parra, Library Associate

Writing a business plan or research paper and not sure where to start? Interested in what is behind a company, product, or service? Connect with the Business Library Associate to get hands on support navigating the Library's collection of business resources and databases.

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Pankake Poetry featuring Deborah Keenan

April 7 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

Join the Libraries on Wednesday, April 7, 4 p.m. Central Time, for the annual Pankake Poetry reading. This year's online event features poet Deborah Keenan, the author of 10 collections of poetry. The event is free. Please register to receive the Zoom link.

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Creating Compelling Data Visualizations with Excel

April 8 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Learn how to move beyond the defaults in Excel and create charts that tell a story and connect with your reader. This workshop will begin by covering visualization best practices around color, layout and formatting and then provide a hands-on introduction to applying them to improve the default charts in Excel. This workshop assumes basic familiarity with Excel. It will be held via Zoom. Register

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Toaster Office Hours: Maggie Parra, Business Library Associate

April 9 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Friday, repeating until May 22, 2021

Toaster Office Hours: Maggie Parra, Library Associate

Writing a business plan or research paper and not sure where to start? Interested in what is behind a company, product, or service? Connect with the Business Library Associate to get hands on support navigating the Library's collection of business resources and databases.

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Programming & Pizza

April 12 @ 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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Toaster Tip Tuesday: Bullet Journaling Basics

April 13 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Drop-in for this casual session with resident Bullet Journaling expert Tiffany Carlson. Tiffany will help you understand how to use a bullet journal to increase your motivation, stay organized, set daily goals, and reflect on challenges and accomplishments.

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Creating Posters in PowerPoint

April 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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. Register

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Advanced Data Visualization with Excel

April 15 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

By tweaking defaults and combining multiple charts, you can use Excel to create advanced visualizations that help you tell deeper or more meaningful stories. This workshop will provide a hands-on introduction to these techniques and share tips on how to streamline and improve your visualization process. Previous experience with Excel and creating charts in Excel (such as “Creating Compelling Data Visualizations with Excel”) is recommended. This workshop will be held via Zoom. Register

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