December, 2013 Events

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December, 2013 Events

Acoustic Songwriting Showcase

Nine songwriters perform new music, written this semester as part of the course Acoustic Songwriting for Beginners. Each student has written between seven and ten songs, many of which have been workshopped with the class, and in this final showcase concert each student will play two songs. A warm and appreciative audience will be appreciated!

Event Information

Date & Time
December 2, 2013 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library, Gallery (Room 100)
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Event Type
Musical Program

Author's Forum Presents: Anselm Kiefer

Cover artwork from Anselm Kiefer by Matthew Biro
Cover art from Anselm Kiefer by Matthew Biro

Matthew Biro, U-M professor of Modern and Contemporary Art and chair of the Department of the History of Art, reads from his book Anselm Kiefer, followed by discussion with Silke Weineck, U-M associate professor of German studies. Books sales are courtesy of Nicola's Books.

Event Information

Date & Time
December 4, 2013 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Location
Gallery, Hatcher Graduate Library
Event Type
Discussion

BeagleBone Workshop - Free Pizza!

photo of a BeagleBone computer board

This last Electronic Lunch workshop of the term will be led by Jason Kridner, the designer of the BeagleBone—a credit card sized Linux computer with internet capabilities, hardware connectivity, and hardware expansion options.

Event Information

Date & Time
December 6, 2013 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Location
Digital Media Commons, Design Lab 1, Duderstadt Center, North Campus
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Event Type
Workshop

Used Book Sale 2013

brightly colored design books on bookshelves
Book image courtesy of See-ming Lee

The University Library is selling several thousand gently used books, including duplicate or superseded titles and other books not needed for the collection. Other miscellaneous items may also be available, such as CDs, DVDs, and maps.

There's something for everyone at low, low prices.

Event Information

Date & Time
December 9, 2013 - 10:00am to 10:00pm
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library, Gallery (Room 100)
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Event Type
Open House

Creating an Inexpensive Open Source Book Scanner

Linear Book Scanner Prototype

Please join us to hear Mechanical Engineering 450 students discuss their Linear Book Scanner project, describe the improved design, and demo their prototype.

Event Information

Date & Time
December 9, 2013 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Location
Gallery Lab
Event Type
Talk

Exploring Engaged Learning Series: Visions for Global Engagement

Photo credit: GIEU
Photo credit: GIEU

The University Library's Engaged Learning Task Force will host its final program for the semester with a conversation with James Holloway, Vice Provost for Global and Engaged Education, and Amy Conger,  Assistant Vice Provost for Global and Engaged Education.

Event Information

Date & Time
December 12, 2013 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library, Gallery
Location Information
Event Type
Panel Discussion

Library Exhibits