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Events at Bierce Library

Bierce Library hosts events and activities throughout the semester for the campus community.
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Upcoming Events

MakerStudio 3D Modeling Workshop - Tinkercad

Where: MakerStudio, Room 61 (ground floor of Bierce Library)
When: Monday, February 26 from 2:15-3:15pm

A beginner's introduction to 3D modeling using Tinkercad. Learn how to work in a 3D environment by creating your own projects. Techniques covered will include scaling, grouping, subtracting, positioning, and others. The workshop will conclude with a self paced design competition! Please bring your own laptop and mouse for the workshop.

Registration is required, register here.

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MakerStudio Workshop - Introduction to Sewing

Where: MakerStudio, Room 61 (ground floor of Bierce Library)
When: Wednesday, March 13 from 12-4pm

Learn the basics of hand sewing and sewing machine technique. This workshop will cover needle threading, button sewing, hand stitching, clothing alterations, and how to use a sewing machine. Feel free to bring any clothes that need alterations. For more information contact the Makerstudio at 3dprinting@uakron.edu.

Registration is required, register here.

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MakerStudio 3D Modeling Workshop - Onshape

Where: MakerStudio, Room 61 (ground floor of Bierce Library)
When: Monday, March 18 from 2:15-3:15pm

A beginner's introduction to 3D modeling using Onshape. Learn how to work in a 3D environment by creating your own projects. Techniques covered will include scaling, grouping, subtracting, positioning, and others. The workshop will conclude with a self paced design competition! Please bring your own laptop and mouse for the workshop.

Registration is required, register here.

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MakerStudio 3D Modeling Workshop - Autodesk Inventor

Where: MakerStudio, Room 61 (ground floor of Bierce Library)
When: Monday, April 1 from 2:15-3:15pm

A beginner's introduction to 3D modeling using Autodesk Inventor. Learn how to work in a 3D environment by creating your own projects. Techniques covered will include scaling, grouping, subtracting, positioning, and others. The workshop will conclude with a self paced design competition! Please bring your own laptop and mouse for the workshop.

Registration is required, register here.

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MakerStudio 3D Modeling Workshop - Autodesk Inventor

Where: MakerStudio, Room 61 (ground floor of Bierce Library)
When: Monday, April 1 from 2:15-3:15pm

A beginner's introduction to 3D modeling using Autodesk Inventor. Learn how to work in a 3D environment by creating your own projects. Techniques covered will include scaling, grouping, subtracting, positioning, and others. The workshop will conclude with a self paced design competition! Please bring your own laptop and mouse for the workshop.

Registration is required, register here.

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MakerStudio Workshop - Introduction to Sewing

Where: MakerStudio, Room 61 (ground floor of Bierce Library)
When: Wednesday, April 10 from 12-4pm

Learn the basics of hand sewing and sewing machine technique. This workshop will cover needle threading, button sewing, hand stitching, clothing alterations, and how to use a sewing machine. Feel free to bring any clothes that need alterations. For more information contact the Makerstudio at 3dprinting@uakron.edu.

Registration is required, register here.

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MakerStudio Workshop - Introduction to Sewing

Where: MakerStudio, Room 61 (ground floor of Bierce Library)
When: Wednesday, April 24 from 12-4pm

Learn the basics of hand sewing and sewing machine technique. This workshop will cover needle threading, button sewing, hand stitching, clothing alterations, and how to use a sewing machine. Feel free to bring any clothes that need alterations. For more information contact the Makerstudio at 3dprinting@uakron.edu.

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Wings & Words: The Rhodes Collection of Birds and the Belcher Bird Library

Where: Bierce Library, Ground Floor by MakerStudio
When: Open now through Dec. 23, 2024

Discover the rich avian heritage at The University of Akron (UA) with the convergence of two remarkable collections –once esteemed as Ohio’s most valuable collections— in the exhibit, Wings & Words: The Rhodes Collection of Birds and the Belcher Bird Library.

Both ornithology collections were donated to The University of Akron by prominent Akronites in 1904 and a century later in 1994. Displayed together for the first time, the Rhodes Collection of Birds and Belcher Bird Library celebrate the beauty and significance of natural history preservation and education. Wings & Words invites visitors to appreciate science, literature, and our feathered friends by visiting the exhibit on the ground floor of Bierce Library by the MakerStudio. Guests are welcome to explore the exhibit during Bierce Library’s open hours and visit the accompanying Exhibit Guide.

Events Calendar

Past Events

Zippy and Library student assistants

WAG Time Therapy Dogs

WAG Time Therapy Dogs

Elizabeth's Bookshop Table for Disabilities Awareness Week 2022

Library Staff at Bierce Library's 50th Anniversary Celebration

Students at Bierce Library's 50th Anniversary Celebration

Students and Zippy at Bierce Library's 50th Anniversary Celebration. Photograph by Philip Patnode.

Cake at Bierce Library's 50th Anniversary Celebration

Welcome Week Tent, fall 2023

MakerStudio Open House

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