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November 2019

Sticker Making with the Cricut Maker and Roland Vinyl Cutter

November 20 @ 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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Learn how to make stickers using a Cricut Maker or Roland Vinyl Cutter! This workshop will introduce you to sticker making using both paper and vinyl. Register now

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PAWS at Wilson Library

November 21 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Wilson Library, 309 19th Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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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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What is the Makerspace?

November 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Bio-Medical Library Makerspace, 314 Diehl Hall, 505 Essex Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455-0334 United States
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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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Advanced 3D Printing: Making Better Prints

November 26 @ 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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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. There will be time at the end for questions, 1:1 discussions, and hands-on learning. Register now

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Breaking Thread: Knitting & Crochet

November 26 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Walter Library Breakerspace, Room 204D, 117 Pleasant St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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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 now

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December 2019

furious beautiful zines

December 3 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Walter Library Breakerspace, Room 204D, 117 Pleasant St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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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. Register now

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Avocarve: Avocado Seed Carving

December 4 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Walter Library Breakerspace, Room 204D, 117 Pleasant St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Learn to carve avocado seeds into delightful pieces of art! All supplies, including an avocado seed, will be provided. Feel free to bring clean avocado seeds if you have them! Register now

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First Fridays December 2019

December 6 @ 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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A photo from the Upper Midwest Jewish Archives shows two people sitting outdoors with two German Shepherd Dogs.

"Just a Dog," presented by Kate Dietrick, Archivist, Upper Midwest Jewish Archives, and "The Hound Underground," presented by Tim Johnson, Curator, Sherlock Holmes Collection. Friday, December 6, noon to 1:00 p.m. at Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120.

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Queer Sewing Circle

December 11 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Walter Library Breakerspace, Room 204D, 117 Pleasant St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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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. All levels of experience, all types of work, and all types of folks are welcome! Register now

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Avocarve: Avocado Seed Carving

December 18 @ 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 to carve avocado seeds into delightful pieces of art! All supplies, including an avocado seed, will be provided. Feel free to bring clean avocado seeds if you have them! Register now

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Programming & Pizza

December 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Wilson Research Collaboration Studio, 309 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Join DASH on December 20 for Programming & Pizza – Research Programming Consultations Served with a Slice. Register now Friday, December 20 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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February 2020

PAWS at Wilson Library

February 6, 2020 @ 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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First Fridays February 2020

February 7, 2020 @ 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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Painting of a unicorn baring its teeth from the collections of the James Ford Bell Library.

"Fantastic Beasts? Find them at the Bell Library!" presented by Marguerite Ragnow, Curator, James Ford Bell Library. Friday, February 7, noon to 1:00 p.m. at Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120.

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Seeing Child Labor Through the Photography of David Parker

February 20, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, 222 21st Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Join us at the opening reception for the exhibit Seeing Child Labor Through the Photography of David Parker. The event includes remarks by photographer David Parker. The event takes place Thursday, February 20, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Elmer L. Andersen Library. Program begins at 5:30 p.m.

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March 2020

PAWS at Wilson Library

March 5, 2020 @ 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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First Fridays March 2020

March 6, 2020 @ 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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Photo of a stable and corral under a cloudy sky from the Northwest Architectural Archives.

"Animals, Vegetables, or Minerals? High-Tech Organisms," presented by Amanda Wick, Interim Archivist, Charles Babbage Institute Archives, and "Where Animals and Humans Meet," presented by Cheryll Fong, Interim Curator, Northwest Architectural Archives. Friday, March 6, noon to 1:00 p.m. at Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120.

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April 2020

PAWS at Wilson Library

April 2, 2020 @ 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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First Fridays April 2020

April 3, 2020 @ 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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PAWS at Wilson Library

April 30, 2020 @ 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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May 2020

First Fridays May 2020

May 1, 2020 @ 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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Photo of a book cover called, The Way Life Begins, featuring an illustration of seven rabbits.

"About the Birds and the Bees..." presented by Linnea Andersen, Archivist, Social Welfare History Archives and Ryan Bean, Archivist, Kautz Family YMCA Archives. Friday, May 1, noon to 1:00 p.m., Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120.

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