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January 2020

What is a Makerspace?

January 22 @ 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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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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Intro to the 3D printing

January 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Bio-Medical Library Makerspace, 314 Diehl Hall, 505 Essex Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455-0334 United States
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So you've heard about the things you can do with 3D printing, but aren't sure what it is or where to start? This free workshop at the Bio-Medical Library Makerspace is for you. We'll go over the basics of how the 3D printers work, how to use them, how you make and find things to print. Finally, we'll do some real printing! This session is oriented towards beginners with little to no experience with 3D design or printing, but all…

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Workshop: Introduction to Zotero

January 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Magrath Library Room 81, 1984 Buford Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55108 United States
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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 works with Google Docs, Microsoft Word and Libre Office. Zotero will easily create citations and bibliographies in a variety of different styles. Register now

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Programming & Pizza

January 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Wilson Research Collaboration Studio, 309 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Free
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Join DASH on January 24 for Programming & Pizza – Research Programming Consultations Served with a Slice. Register now Friday, January 24 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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Free screening of ‘Who Will Write Our History’

January 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120, 222 21st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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Who Will Write Our History film screening poster

To mark the 75th anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz and International Holocaust Remembrance Day, join us for a free public screening of "Who Will Write Our History." About the film In November 1940, days after the Nazis sealed 450,000 Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto, a secret band of journalists, scholars and community leaders decided to fight back. Led by historian Emanuel Ringelblum and known by the code name Oyneg Shabes, this clandestine group vowed to defeat Nazi lies and…

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Virtual Reality Play Session

January 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Bio-Medical Library Makerspace, 314 Diehl Hall, 505 Essex Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455-0334 United States
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Come and try out the Makerspace's free VR headsets. Build and color in virtual worlds, learn anatomy and cell biology, act out plays, and climb mountains. Stop by or leave any time you like. Register now

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Workshop: Introduction to Citation Managers

January 29 @ 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 three common citation managers: Mendeley, EndNote and Zotero. Register now

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Workshop: Introduction to Zotero

January 30 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 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 works with Google Docs, Microsoft Word and Libre Office. Zotero will easily create citations and bibliographies in a variety of different styles. Register now

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Workshop: Think Like a Researcher

January 31 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Think Like a Researcher is a workshop designed to help undergraduate students (primarily first and second years) become comfortable with the research skills and tools needed to participate in a variety of exciting research and creative opportunities. It is designed to bring students from across the University together to learn. Workshop topics include: the benefits and challenges of research, finding faculty mentors, a panel of student researchers, examples of student projects, and more. Learn about the wide variety of ways…

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Sticker Making with the Cricut Maker and Roland Vinyl Cutter

January 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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Vinyl sticker being applied to laptop

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

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February 2020

PAWS at Wilson Library

February 6 @ 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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Workshop: Think Like a Researcher

February 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Think Like a Researcher is a workshop designed to help undergraduate students (primarily first and second years) become comfortable with the research skills and tools needed to participate in a variety of exciting research and creative opportunities. It is designed to bring students from across the University together to learn. Workshop topics include: the benefits and challenges of research, finding faculty mentors, a panel of student researchers, examples of student projects, and more. Learn about the wide variety of ways to…

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First Fridays February 2020

February 7 @ 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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Workshop: Think Like a Researcher

February 7 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Think Like a Researcher is a workshop designed to help undergraduate students (primarily first and second years) become comfortable with the research skills and tools needed to participate in a variety of exciting research and creative opportunities. It is designed to bring students from across the University together to learn. Workshop topics include: the benefits and challenges of research, finding faculty mentors, a panel of student researchers, examples of student projects, and more. Learn about the wide variety of ways to…

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Seeing Child Labor Through the Photography of David Parker

February 20 @ 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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Programming & Pizza

February 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Wilson Research Collaboration Studio, 309 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Free
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Join DASH on February 21 for Programming & Pizza – Research Programming Consultations Served with a Slice. Register now Friday, February 21 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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March 2020

PAWS at Wilson Library

March 5 @ 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 @ 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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Programming & Pizza

March 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Wilson Research Collaboration Studio, 309 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Free
DASH logo with pizza and binary code in background

Join DASH on March 27 for Programming & Pizza – Research Programming Consultations Served with a Slice. Register now Friday, March 27 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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April 2020

PAWS at Wilson Library

April 2 @ 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 @ 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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Programming & Pizza

April 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Walter Library, 117 Pleasant St SE
Minneapolis, 55455 United States
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Free
DASH logo with pizza and binary code in background

Join DASH on April 17 for Programming & Pizza – Research Programming Consultations Served with a Slice. Register now Friday, April 17 12:00-1:00 pm Walter Library, the Toaster Innovation Hub 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…

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PAWS at Wilson Library

April 30 @ 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 @ 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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Programming & Pizza

May 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Wilson Research Collaboration Studio, 309 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Free
DASH logo with pizza and binary code in background

Join DASH on May 15 for Programming & Pizza – Research Programming Consultations Served with a Slice. Register now Friday, May 15 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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