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October 2021

IN PERSON: Cricut Sticker Making

October 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
HSL Makerspace (5-101 Health Sciences Education Center), 526 Delaware St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Learn the basics of stickers using the Cricut Maker! No experience necessary. All supplies provided!

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ONLINE: Finding Grant Funding for New Researchers

October 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Find more about how to find funding opportunities available to researchers and graduate students. Learn how to use Pivot (from Community of Science) and the Foundation Directory. Register

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ReproducibiliTea (journal club)

October 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Health Sciences Library, Phillips-Wangensteen, 516 Delaware St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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ReproducibiliTea is a bi-weekly journal club that reads and discusses a pertinent article on research reproducibility.

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ONLINE: Voting, candidates, and doing your research: Learn to navigate your city election in November

October 22 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Envelope with Vote by mail on text

Your vote counts, especially at the local level, and we want to help you navigate the ins and outs of the city elections in Minneapolis and Saint Paul in November! Come to this workshop to learn about navigating the process of voting, how to view your sample ballot, resources for researching candidates and specific ballot questions, and how you can be more involved with elections in your community. First-time voters, new-to-the-area voters, and seasoned voters all welcome! Register now

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Online: Introduction to Discord (The Toaster)

October 25 @ 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Join us on Zoom on Monday, October 25th for a quick introduction to Discord. Gain insight into how to use and navigate this online platform. Register below, recieve the zoom link, and you will be discording (is that a thing?) in no time! Date: Monday, October 25, 2021 Time: 3:00pm - 3:30pm Location: Campus: Walter Library Registration is required. There are 30 seats available.

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IN PERSON: 3D Printing for Beginners

October 25 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Toaster Breakerspace (Walter Library Basement), 117 Pleasant St. S.E. (Lower Level)
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Free

Get started 3D printing! No experience needed.

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IN PERSON: Starting a research paper

October 26 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Health Sciences Library, Phillips-Wangensteen, 516 Delaware St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Get work done on final a paper or project in a helpful and supportive environment. About fifteen minutes of this in person workshop will be devoted to sharing some tips and tricks for writing papers, scripts for presentations, and finding sources. The rest of the time will be devoted to actually getting work done with others who also need to get work done. Together we can help each other to beat the paper panic! Workshop will be held in the…

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IN PERSON: 3D Printing for Beginners

October 26 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
HSL Makerspace (5-101 Health Sciences Education Center), 526 Delaware St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Free

Get started 3D printing! No experience needed.

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ONLINE: Midterm Madness Pomodoro Sessions

October 27 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Gather with other students and staff to learn how to use the Pomodoro technique--a brain-research based study strategy--and work on whatever needs to get done. Come prepared to be productive -- whether that means studying for midterms (or anything else!), researching and writing, or finishing a problem set. Power through with others for accountability, and use this 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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ONLINE: The Fault in Our Publication Agreements: Avoiding Thesis/Dissertation Copyright Tragedies

October 27 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Many graduate students publish research during the course of their studies, planning to reuse those publications in their thesis or dissertation. But some elements of the publication process can create copyright issues when it comes time to submit the dissertation or thesis! During this quick session you’ll develop a better understanding of your rights and options as an author, to avoid unpleasant surprises close to graduation. This session will be online via Zoom; link sent after registration. Session will have…

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Amplifying Black Narratives: Black Publishers and Bookstores

October 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Free
Amplifying Black Narratives

Join the Friends of the Libraries for an online panel discussion featuring Mélina Mangal, Rekhet Si-Asar, and Dionne Sims, and moderated by Kate McCready. The event takes place Thursday, Oct. 28, 7-8:15 p.m. CDT.

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November 2021

IN PERSON: Cricut Sticker Making

November 1 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Toaster Breakerspace (Walter Library Basement), 117 Pleasant St. S.E. (Lower Level)
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Free

Learn the basics of stickers using the Cricut Maker! All supplies will be provided.

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ONLINE: Preregistering Your Research 101 (Bonus: Demo of OSF Registries!)

November 3 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

Are you curious about what it means to register your research? Come learn about the benefits of pre-registering your research methods and analysis plans in registries such as Open Science Framework (OSF). Learn about questionable research practices (QRPs) and why preregistration is thought to be one way to thwart QRPs such as Hypothesizing After Results are Known (HARK). Additionally participants will leave with an understanding of the Registered Reports journal submission process. A demo will walk-thru how to use OSF…

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IN PERSON: 3D Printing for Beginners

November 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
HSL Makerspace (5-101 Health Sciences Education Center), 526 Delaware St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Free

Get started 3D printing! No experience needed.

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IN PERSON: Subversive Cross Stitch for Beginners

November 3 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
The Toaster (Walter Library Basement), 117 Pleasant St. S.E. (Lower Level)
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Free

Learn the basics of cross stitch and make a small design. All supplies provided!

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ONLINE: Systematic Reviews and Evidence Synthesis in Food, Agricultural, and Natural Resource Sciences

November 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

This workshop will cover an introduction to evidence synthesis reviews including systematic reviews, meta-analyses, scoping reviews, and evidence gap maps. Participants will learn the requirements for each type of review as well as the amount of time reviews take to complete and the ideal team composition for undertaking such a project. Topics covered will also include protocols and registries, evidence synthesis tools, and how to work with a librarian to create a comprehensive and reproducible search strategy. Examples used and…

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Online: Advanced Calligraphy

November 4 @ 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm

Recommended only if you have already taken Calligraphy for Beginners or have prior experience with calligraphy. Learn more advanced methods for Calligraphy including playing with levels, kerning, flourishes, and using materials other than markers and paper. Bring your creativity! Supply packets will be available in the Breakerspace beginning October 1, or you can bring your own. Have paper and writing utensils on hand for practice! This workshop will be ONLINE via Zoom. You will receive the link to the Zoom…

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ONLINE: Creating Posters in PowerPoint

November 5 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 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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First Fridays: Kate Dietrick and Linnea Anderson

November 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free
The Minnesota JCC Symphony Orchestra

First Fridays: Celebration! This season we are celebrating the 20th anniversary of First Fridays in the Archives and Special Collections! Join us for presentations on anniversaries, beginnings, milestones, and memories throughout our collections. “Two slight taps, the lifting of a baton" The Minnesota JCC Symphony Orchestra Presented by Kate Dietrick, Archivist, Upper Midwest Jewish Archives As one of the oldest community orchestras in the country, the Minnesota JCC Symphony Orchestra has long been composed of musicians with day jobs from…

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In Person: Cricut Sticker Making

November 9 @ 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Toaster Breakerspace (Walter Library Basement), 117 Pleasant St. S.E. (Lower Level)
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Learn the basics of both vinyl and print-then-cut stickers using the Cricut Maker in the Breakerspace! Experienced makers will be on hand to teach you how to upload your designs, choose your materials, and operate the Cricut to create stickers you can use to customize your laptop, water bottle, car, and more! All supplies will be provided. This workshop will be ON CAMPUS in the Walter Library Breakerspace located in the Basement level. Register here.

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IN PERSON: Cricut Sticker Making

November 10 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
HSL Makerspace (5-101 Health Sciences Education Center), 526 Delaware St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Free

Learn the basics of stickers using the Cricut Maker! No experience necessary. All supplies will be provided!

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IN PERSON: PAWS (Pet Away Worry and Stress)

November 11 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Wilson Library, 309 19th Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Stressed out? Come de-stress and forget about your worries at PAWS! Monthly PAWS sessions at Wilson Library feature registered therapy animal teams—including dogs, chickens, and other domestic animals like cats and rabbits—that you are welcome to interact with and pet. No registration or fee- just show up and pet away.

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Online: Podcasting 101

November 12 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Ever wanted to start a podcast, or learn about what goes into them? Join us for Podcasting 101 where we'll provide an overview of podcasting including how to get started, how to create the best setting to record in, which equipment to use, and more! Bring your questions for Q&A time at the end. Date: Friday, November 12, 2021 Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm Location: Online Campus: Walter Library Registration is required.. There are 16 seats available.

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In Person: Tapestry Weaving

November 16 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Toaster Breakerspace (Walter Library Basement), 117 Pleasant St. S.E. (Lower Level)
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Learn the basics of homemade tapestries! All supplies will be provided. Learn to weave small coasters or other hanging decorations, no experience required! Date: Tuesday, November 16, 2021 Time: 2:30pm - 4:00pm Location: Breakerspace, Toaster North Campus: Walter Library Registration is required. There are 10 seats available.

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IN PERSON: Introduction to Forest Bathing (Shinrin-Yoku)

November 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Natural Resources Library, 1980 Folwell Ave.
Falcon Heights, MN 55108 United States
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Are you feeling stressed or overwhelmed? Come slow down, de-stress from your daily routine, and deepen your connection to nature. It is different than other nature experiences such as hiking or birding; in forest bathing, we will be slowing down with intentionality and engaging all of our senses through some activities. Give your mind and body some time to rest, wander and wonder in nature. Join Kristen Mastel, Certified Forest Therapy Guide and Outreach Librarian, to discover “Forest Bathing” (The…

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IN PERSON: Sewing Machine Basics

November 18 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Toaster Breakerspace (Walter Library Basement), 117 Pleasant St. S.E. (Lower Level)
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Free

Learn to thread the sewing machine and stitch in a straight line! All supplies provided.

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IN PERSON: 3D Printing for Beginners

November 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Toaster Breakerspace (Walter Library Basement), 117 Pleasant St. S.E. (Lower Level)
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Free

Get started 3D printing! No experience needed.

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IN PERSON: Holiday Cross Stitch

November 29 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
HSL Makerspace (5-101 Health Sciences Education Center), 526 Delaware St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Free

Learn the basics of cross stitch and make a winter or holiday design! All supplies provided.

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In Person: Bullet Journaling for Finals

November 30 @ 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Toaster Breakerspace (Walter Library Basement), 117 Pleasant St. S.E. (Lower Level)
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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End your semester strong! Learn how to use a bullet journal to organize, study, reflect, and prepare for your finals. Bring a notebook and some writing utensils and your course syllabi. This workshop will be ON CAMPUS in the Walter Library Breakerspace located in the Basement level. Register here.

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December 2021

Online: Bullet Journaling for Finals

December 1 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

End your semester strong! Learn how to use a bullet journal to organize, study, reflect, and prepare for your finals. Bring a notebook and some writing utensils and your course syllabi. This workshop will be ONLINE via Zoom. You will receive a link to the Zoom on the day of the workshop. Register here.

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First Fridays: Northwest Architectural Archives

December 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

First Fridays: Celebration! This season we are celebrating the 20th anniversary of First Fridays in the Archives and Special Collections! Join us for presentations on anniversaries, beginnings, milestones, and memories throughout our collections. “‘Do You Really Want This Stuff?’ The Early Years of the Northwest Architectural Archives” Barb Bezat and Al Lathrop Presented by Al Lathrop and Barb Bezat, Northwest Architectural Archives To this question, Al replied emphatically, “Yes!” Hear the lighthearted reflections of the two individuals who made it…

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IN PERSON: PAWS (Pet Away Worry and Stress)

December 9 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Wilson Library, 309 19th Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Stressed out? Come de-stress and forget about your worries at PAWS! Monthly PAWS sessions at Wilson Library feature registered therapy animal teams—including dogs, chickens, and other domestic animals like cats and rabbits—that you are welcome to interact with and pet. No registration or fee- just show up and pet away.

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ONLINE: #ICanHazPDF: Tips and Tricks for accessing materials after you graduate

December 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Are you graduating soon? As you transition from UMN, your access to library resources will change. This workshop will review library privileges for alumni and introduce you to research sources available in your next chapter. Register now

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