The Mechanics' Institute library currently sponsors 6 book discussion series for members. These discussion do not feature author appearances. All are free with the exception of the Proust groups. Click on the series title for information on each. For more information, please contact Sharon Miller.
Let's read and talk about men and women who have been inspired by the Golden State to follow their dreams. The authors of these books have articulated a personal vision of their "California Dreams". Some of the dreamers are already in California, others en route, and still others destined never to make it. But common to all is California, whether as subject of backdrop, the inspiration for these Califonia Dreamers! Led by MI member Charles Sullivan.
Members only. Registration required.
4:00 - 5:30 pm
4th Floor Board Room
Thursday, March 14
Assembling California by John McPhee
Thursday, April 11
The Shirley Letters from the California Mines 1851-52 by Louise Amelia Knapp Smith Clappe
Thursday, May 9
Where I Was From by Joan Didion
Thursday, June 13
Highway 99: a Literary Journey Through California's Great Central Valley edited by Stan Yogi (2007 edition)
The Fiction You Wish You Had Read Discussion Group meets the third Tuesday of each month at 12:00 noon in the Board Room on the 4th floor. For more information, please contact Diane Lai at firstname.lastname@example.org or 415-393-0118. Drop-ins are welcome! No registration required; drop-ins welcome!
Forgotten Classics is designed to be a catalyst for reading world classical novels that have slipped out of the canon of important, stimulating reading.
Join us quarterly on Thursdays at 6 p.m. in the Board Room on the 4th floor. For more information, contact Sharon Miller at email@example.com or 415-393-0113. Registration is appreciated; click on the book title to register.
The Mystery Readers' Book Club meets on the second Monday of each month at 12:00 noon in the Board Room on the 4th floor. For more information, please contact Diane Lai at firstname.lastname@example.org or 415-393-0118. No registration is required; drop-ins are welcome!
The Proust Society of America's San Francisco Chapter operates two bi-weekly groups, Proust: In Search of Lost Time and the World Literature Group which continues reading pre- and post- Proustian novels. Registration for both Proust discussion groups is closed for this semester. Watch for registration information in August for the new semester that begins on September 11, 2013. For more information contact Mark Calkins.