on June 16, 2013
Michelle de Kretser Questions of travel
Maria Dermoût The ten thousand things
Cristina García King of Cuba
D.R. MacDonald The ice bridge
W. Somerset Maugham Of human bondage
Philipp Meyer The son...
on June 13, 2013
The rainbow flags are up on Market Street which means it’s LGBT Pride month in San Francisco. This month is also recognized nationally in honor of the Stonewall Riots that occurred on June 27, 1969. Last year, I provided a featured...
on June 11, 2013
The doors of newly renovated Library class rooms are again open for member use. Thanks to a generous bequest from Life Member Garfield McNamara, whose portrait now hangs in Class Room A, these two rooms on the 3rd floor of the Library have been...
on June 09, 2013
Gail Godwin Flora
Christopher Hacker The Morels
Khaled Hosseini And the mountains echoed
Stefan Zweig Confusion: the private papers of Privy Councillor R. von D.
Bill Cheng Southern...
on June 02, 2013
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Americanah
Isabel Allende Maya's notebook
Jake Arnott The house of rumour
Roald Dahl My Uncle Oswald
Amy Brill The movement of stars
on May 31, 2013
I have always been fascinated by the look and feel of designs made by working thread through fabric. Although there tends to be more interest these days in woven needlecraft such as crochet and knitting, many types of needlework still have adherents...
on May 31, 2013
Whether you love it or despise it, fashion (or anti-fashion, as it were) makes a statement about our values and our mood, both collectively and individually. Take a look at some of the Mechanics’ Institute staff selections for this month and maybe...
on May 28, 2013
Save the Date: Friday, September 27, 2013, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Are you a graphic designer, book designer, editor, agent, web designer, illustrator, photographer, or freelance researcher? Do you offer a service that would benefit the reading and...
on May 26, 2013
Tom Drury Pacific
Anthony Marra A constellation of vital phenomena
Alan Fleishman A fine September morning
Cat Winters In the shadow of blackbirds
on May 23, 2013
Having been raised by an animal lover, I understand what author and former firefighter Paul terms the Cat Thing. When I read about how her shy cat Tibby (short for Tibia)...