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09/06/2022 - 2:48pm

This September marks the 165th anniversary of the Mechanics’ Institute’s first industrial exhibition! Join librarian Taryn Edwards for an illustrated lecture hosted by San Francisco City Guides on Zoom.

Between the years of 1857 and 1899, the Mechanics' Institute hosted 31 expositions that displayed and promoted the products of local entrepreneurs and inventors. These expositions bolstered California's early economy, encouraged the demand for local goods, and whetted the public's appe...

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09/02/2022 - 2:54pm

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Christopher Isherwood The Berlin stories
Christopher Isherwood Goodbye to Berlin
William Shakespeare Much ado about nothing
Rainer Maria Rilke The Inner Sky Poems, Notes, Dreams
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09/02/2022 - 2:53pm

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William Shakespeare Much ado about nothing
Colette La vagabonde
Truman Capote Other voices, other rooms
George Gordon Byron The great poets--lord byron
John Keats...

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09/02/2022 - 2:51pm

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Applied Sciences
David R Montgomery What your food ate : how to heal our land and reclaim our health 631.4 M787w
Mark Vanhoenacker Imagine a city : a pilot's journey across the urban world 629.1309 V315

Arts, Architecture & Crafts
Susan Lake...

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09/02/2022 - 2:45pm

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Ṣādiq Hidāyat Blind owl
Thuận Chinatown
David Santos Donaldson Greenland
Pola Oloixarac Mona
Imogen Binnie Nevada...

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08/11/2022 - 6:46pm

In person tours are back! Our first in-person tour will be held at Noon on August 17. Please make reservations via our website or call Taryn Edwards 415-393-0103. Reservations are necessary to ensure that the tour can take place. If you enjoyed the convenience of virtual tours during the pandemic, fear not, they will still happen. Occasional evening tours are also being planned to coincide with our expanded hours in the Fall. Please check our website for dates and times of all tours.

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07/20/2022 - 3:34pm

EBOOKS
Muriel Spark Symposium
Jean-Jacques Rousseau Emile : or, On education
Jean-Jacques Rousseau The social contract
D H Lawrence Twilight in italy
Alan Parks ...

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07/20/2022 - 3:32pm

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Jean-Jacques Rousseau The confessions of jean-jacques rousseau
Vera Kurian Never saw me coming
Will Leitch How lucky
Erin Flanagan Deer season
Daryl Gregory...

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07/20/2022 - 3:30pm

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Applied Sciences
John Wood Arthur Beer : a global journey through the past and present 663.42 A771
John W Reid Ever green : saving big forests to save the planet 634.9 R272

Arts, Architecture & Crafts
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07/20/2022 - 3:28pm

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Katie Cotugno Birds of California
Garrison Keillor Boom town
Megha Majumdar A burning
Carleton Eastlake Monkey business
C J Hauser...

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