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Biibliophilia: Collecting Black Books

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April 2019

Considering Open Access Monograph Publishing

April 23 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Wilson Research Collaboration Studio, 309 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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When: Tuesday, April 23 | 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. Where: Wilson Library Research Collaboration Studio Refreshments will be served Join us April 23 for a panel discussion related to publishing open access monographs. Faculty members and representatives from the University of Minnesota Press and University Libraries will share experiences and technologies from across open access monograph publishing. Hear about current publishing opportunities, new approaches in book distribution, innovative content made possible through digital text and images, and: Credentials of OA…

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Sticker Making with the Cricut

April 23 @ 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 how to make stickers on the 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 stickers out of paper and vinyl. All are welcome!

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Lights, Motors, and Sounds: Fun with Hardware Programming

April 25 @ 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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Do you want to build a robot, make clothing that lights up, or your own weather station?  You need a microcontroller! In this workshop, we'll cover the basic microcontrollers from Arduinos to Microbits to Circuit Playgrounds and talk about how to connect them to the real world. Participants will get hands-on experience coding a microcontroller and suggestions for where to go next. No need to know how to code ahead of time, we'll learn on the fly.

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Programming and Pizza, April 2019

April 26 @ 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 April 26 for Programming & Pizza – Research Programming Consultations Served with a Slice. Make an appointment Friday, April 2612:00-1:00 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 know…

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May 2019

The ABC of It: Whose Story is Being Told?

May 10 @ 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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Join us for an in-depth panel discussion on bias and social justice in the world of children's books  — historically and today. This event was created following conversations surrounding the celebrated exhibit: The ABC of It: Why Children’s Books Matter currently on display at the Elmer L. Andersen Library.

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Furious beautiful zines

May 13 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until May 13, 2019

An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until May 13, 2019

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)! This workshop is guest-hosted by Jimmy Cooper. Questions etc. go to furiousbeautiful@gmail.com! All are welcome.

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Libraries sponsored Software Carpentry workshops

May 16 - May 17
Walter Library, 117 Pleasant St SE
Minneapolis, 55455 United States
Free

About Software Carpentry Software Carpentry workshops are hands-on, two-day events that cover the core computational research skills needed to be productive as an individual scientist or in small research teams.  No previous experience is needed and each workshop is taught by experienced researchers who use these tools in their own work. Participants will learn how to automate tasks using the Unix shell, will be introduced to a structured programming language like Python or R, and will gain experience using Git and Github for version control.…

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