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October 2018

Treasures, Hoards, and the Ends of Medieval Objects

October 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120, 222 21st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
Free
Cecily Hilsdale

Please join us October 18, 7:00 p.m., in Elmer L. Andersen Library for the annual Carl Sheppard Memorial Lecture in Medieval Art History. Cecily Hilsdale, McGill University, will present: Treasures, Hoards, and the Ends of Medieval Objects. This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Medieval Studies and the James Ford Bell Library

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Programming & Pizza — October 2018

October 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Wilson Research Collaboration Studio, 309 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Join us Friday, October 19, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m., for our monthly Programming & Pizza. Expert staff from the Libraries, Liberal Arts Technology and Innovation Services, and Research Computing will connect with you for 30 minutes of hands-on help. Advanced registration required.

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Furious Beautiful Zines

October 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Walter Library Breakerspace, Room 204D, 117 Pleasant St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Drop in, hands-on workshop to make your own zine. Questions? Contact furiousbeautiful@gmail.com (Jimmy Cooper). The Breakerspace is happy to welcome guest speakers on all kinds of topics. If you’re interested in hosting a workshop, contact breakerspace@umn.edu.

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Introduction to Zotero

October 24 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Walter Library Room 310, 117 Pleasant St SE
Minneapolis, 55455 United States
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Free

Zotero is a research tool that collects all your research in a single, searchable interface. You can add PDFs, images, audio and video files, snapshots of web pages, and more. Zotero automatically indexes the full-text content of your library, enabling you to find exactly what you're looking for with just a few keystrokes. You can also use Zotero to easily create citations and bibliographies in a variety of different styles. Free: Register Now!

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Introduction to Mendeley

October 25 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Walter Library Room 310, 117 Pleasant St SE
Minneapolis, 55455 United States
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Free

Mendeley can automatically locate, rename, and organize your citations and PDFs then automatically create in-text citations and the bibliography. This hands-on class will cover how to use Mendeley to organize papers, read PDFs, and more. Free: Register Now!

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2018 Book Week features Nnedi Okorafor

October 25 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
McNamara Alumni Center, 200 S.E. Oak St.
Minneapolis, 55414 United States
Free
Nnedi-Okorafor

Please join us on Thursday, October 25, at the McNamara Alumni Center to hear Nnedi Okorafor talk about "Many Faces of Fiction" as part of Book Week 2018. Nnedi Okorafor is an international award-winning author of Africa-based science fiction and fantasy. Born in the United States to two Nigerian immigrant parents, she is known for weaving African culture into evocative settings, memorable characters, and wonder-filled plots.

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Exhibit reception: ‘Such a Big Dream’: Edward S. Curtis at 150

October 25 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120, 222 21st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
Free

Reservations required. Please join us October 25, 5:30 p.m., at Elmer L. Andersen Library for a reception recognizing the exhibit, Such a Big Dream: Edward S. Curtis at 150.

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Lecture focuses on the magical world of Opera dei Pupi and puppet theater

October 26 @ 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
Heller Hall, 271 19th Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
Free
Michael Wyatt

Join us October 26 for the Festivals Lecture: "I Figli d'Arte Cuticchio, Traditon and Innovation in Contemporary Sicilian Puppet Theater," presented by Michael Wyatt, Stanford University.

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3-D Printing for Beginners

October 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Walter Library Breakerspace, Room 204D, 117 Pleasant St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Free

Learn about 3D printing! This session is for beginners with little or no prior experience with 3D printers. In this session you will learn how 3D printing works, get hands on experience with the equipment, and see examples of objects printed with our 3D printers. These sessions are free to all UMN students. You belong here. All UMN students from all communities are welcome in the Walter Library Breakerspace. Free: Register Now!

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Puppet Theater: Free performance on October 27

October 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Illusion Theater, 528 Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55403 United States
Free

Join us October 27, 7:30 p.m. at Illusion Theater for a free performance of The Great Duel Between Orlando and Rinaldo for the Beautiful Angelica’s Sake.

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Introduction to EndNote and EndNote Web

October 30 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Walter Library Room 310, 117 Pleasant St SE
Minneapolis, 55455 United States
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Free

Learn to import citations, customize your account, and format your bibliographies and in-text citations. We'll also discuss using EndNote in conjunction with EndNoteWeb, a Web-based version of EndNote available for free to current University of Minnesota students, faculty, and staff. Free: Register Now!

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November 2018

The Cunningham Lecture featuring Scott M. Kenworthy

November 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120, 222 21st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
Free

Scott M. Kenworthy will deliver the 23rd annual James W. Cunningham Lecture on Eastern Orthodox History and Culture on Friday, November 2, 7:30 p.m., in Elmer L. Andersen Library's Givens Conference Room.

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‘Tribal Justice’ film screening

November 5 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120, 222 21st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States

Join us November 5 at 6:00 p.m. for a film screening of 'Tribal Justice' — the award winning documentary about tribal judges who create compassionate and effective justice systems from their traditions and model restorative justice in action. A panel discussion with Justice Anne McKeig (of Ojibwe descent), Judge Laurie Vilas (White Earth Nation), and Anne Makepeace, writer, producer, and director of Tribal Justice will follow the film.

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Holiday card making

November 6 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Walter Library Breakerspace, Room 204D, 117 Pleasant St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Free

Learn how to make holiday cards on the NEW 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 cards for a variety of holidays. You are welcome here. All UMN students from all communities are welcome in the Walter Library Breakerspace.

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Queer Sewing Circle

November 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Walter Library Breakerspace, Room 204D, 117 Pleasant St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Free

Break thread with us! The Breakerspace Queer Sewing Circle is an open social sewing hour for LGBTQIA+ students interested in any type of sewing or textile art! All levels of experience, all types of work, and all types of folks are welcome! Co-hosted by Charlie Breslin and Jimmy Cooper. You belong here. All UMN students from all communities are welcome in the Walter Library Breakerspace.

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Breaking Thread: Mending Tears and Holes

November 7 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Walter Library Breakerspace, Room 204D, 117 Pleasant St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Free

Don't throw away those worn out clothes. Learn to do minor clothing repairs by hand! Needles and thread will be provided. Bring anything that needs minor repair to practice. Taught by Breakerspace guest speakers Nancy Sims and Rachael Clark. Free: Register Now!

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The 55th James Ford Bell Lecture

November 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120, 222 21st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
Free

Ann Waltner will deliver the 55th James Ford Bell Library Lecture on November 7, 7:00 p.m., at Elmer L. Andersen Library. Waltner is a professor in the University of Minnesota's Department of History. 

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Welcome to Podcasting: Shauna and Steev

November 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Walter Library Breakerspace, Room 204D, 117 Pleasant St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Free

The Walter Breakerspace will host its first "Welcome to Podcasting" guest speaker event November 9 with Shauna Koszegi and Steev Baker, librarians at the Sun Prairie Public Library in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin. Shauna and Steev produce the podcast series The Tallest Building in Town: “Stories about people who use libraries, people who work in libraries, and the wonderful, amazing, sometimes strange things that libraries do." The radio program and podcast are based in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin. Free: Register Now!

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Breakout in the Library!

November 12 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Walter Library Breakerspace, Room 204D, 117 Pleasant St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Free

Thanks to a labeling mistake a deadly bio-chemical agent is turning unsuspecting students into zombie-like creatures. Use your research know-how to unlock the cure in this escape room-like activity. Teams are welcome but not necessary. For CLA 1001 students. Free: Register Now!

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Breaking Thread: Cross-stitching

November 13 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Walter Library Breakerspace, Room 204D, 117 Pleasant St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Free

Join us for our next Breaking Thread event. You will learn the basics of cross-stitching and have the opportunity to try it out with the help from Team Breaker. In our Breaking Thread series, we are introducing students to making with thread and fabric. From sewing, embroidery, cross-stitching, mending, and crocheting — come and learn the basics of thread and needlework. All supplies will be provided free of charge to University of Minnesota students, faculty, and staff. You belong here. All UMN students…

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Furious beautiful zines

November 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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)! Questions, etc. go to furiousbeautiful@gmail.com (jimmy cooper) The Breakerspace is happy to welcome guest speakers on all kinds of topics. If you're interested in hosting a workshop, contact breakerspace@umn.edu. You belong here. All University of Minnesota students from all communities are welcome in the Walter Library Breakerspace. Free: Register Now!

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Breaking Thread: Learn to Hem

November 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Walter Library Breakerspace, Room 204D, 117 Pleasant St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Free

Learn to hem those pants that are too long! Needles, thread, and practice fabric will be provided, or bring anything you would like to hem. Taught by Breakerspace guest speakers Nancy Sims and Jan Fransen. This workshop is part of the Breaking Thread series. Free: Register Now! You are welcome here. All University of Minnesota students from all communities are welcome in the Walter Library Breakerspace.

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3-D Paper Crafting

November 14 @ 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

Create 3D animals and other amazing objects out of paper! Join guest speaker Mary Armstrong and learn the technique for making creative paper critters. The workshop is free and all supplies will be provided. Free: Register Now! You belong here. All University of Minnesota students from all communities are welcome in the Walter Library Breakerspace.

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